Office of Institutional Research
July 9, 2002
Five hundred sophomore
students (260 male and 240 female) received the 2002 Sophomore
Satisfaction Survey by mail in the spring of 2002. An overall
50% net response rate was attained. Of
the 246 respondents, 42.7% were men and 57.3% were women.
The majority of the respondents were white (96.7%), 20 years or younger of age
(96.7%), and live in the residence halls/apartments (51.2%). Forty-eight percent
of the sophomore
respondents were from North Dakota, 33.3% from Minnesota, and 18.7% from other
Over ninety percent of the sophomores surveyed indicate their college-related
goals as “To obtain a
degree” (97.2%), “To increase my knowledge and understanding in an
academic field” (91.5%).
Ninety-three percent of the respondents intended to graduate from UND.
Nearly 80% of the respondents worked 20 hours or less per week, 13.5% worked
between 21 and 30
hours and 6.5% worked more than 31 hours weekly. Nearly 80% of the respondents
studied 20 or
less hours per week while 18.2% studied 21 to 30 hours and 2.5% studied 31 or
more hours. The
majority (89.3%) of the respondents spent fewer than 20 hours per week watching
Nearly 55% of the respondents discussed class assignments frequently or very
often with fellow
students while only 12.8% of the respondents did so with their instructors.
More than 98% of the respondents indicated that lecturing was the major teaching
received in UND. Nearly twenty percent of the respondents received computer-assisted
frequently or very often. Eighteen percent of the respondents never used the
Near or over 50% indicated that their instructors place much or great importance
of high quality thinking” (59.5%) and “Concern that students are
well prepared in their major” (49.6%).
”Learning on own”, “Working Independently”, “Making
informed choices”, and “Organizing time
effectively” are the top four items reported being impacted on students’ personal
Admissions, Registrar’s Office, Memorial Student Union, Library, and Bookstore
were the five most
used offices on campus.
Overall, 84.5% of the sophomores surveyed indicated that they were satisfied
or very satisfied with
their experience at UND.