2011 Freshman Survey Student Information Questionnaire(SIQ) November 2011
This report describes the results of the summer 2011 administration of a freshman survey referred to as the Student Information Questionnaire (SIQ). The SIQ is designed to collect demographic and enrollment management-related data that is not otherwise collected from the new incoming UND freshmen. The results of the survey help provide a descriptive profile of the freshman class and its use supports both assessment and enrollment management activities of the University of North Dakota.
The number of new freshmen enrolled at the University of North Dakota in the Fall Semester of 2011 totaled 2,091. While participating in "Getting Started" during the summer of 2011, 70% (1,465) of these students completed an 18-question survey.
The majority (61%) of the students reported coming from a small city of approximately 40,000 or less people. 30% reported that their high school class was less than 100 students.
The largest percentage of students (68%) first consider UND in their junior or senior year, however 18% of students first consider UND in their freshman year or before. Students are most likely to finalize their decision to enroll at UND early in their senior year (44%), but some make the decision prior to this (14%) and many (27%) don't make the decision until later in their senior year and some (6%) even after high school graduation.
Approximately one half (52%) of the students reported that no other schools made scholarship offers to them. Of those who received a scholarship, 39% of the recipients said that the scholarship was important (or very important) in deciding to enroll at UND.
92% of the respondents plan on graduating from UND. 78% of the students plan to graduate from UND in four years.
44% of the freshmen reported that they would want employment in North Dakota if a job was available in their area of interest, 13% would not, and 42% were unsure.