Transfer Student Survey 2010

Executive Summary:

Carmen Williams
Office of Institutional Research

March 2011

The purpose of the locally-developed Transfer Student Survey is to better identify and assess the strengths and shortcomings of the UND transfer process. This report describes some of the demographics of the students, their considerations when choosing an institution, and some expectations of their first semester at UND.

Initially, the 2006-2007 Transfer Student Survey was undertaken for the UND Transfer Student Task Force.  Survey administration has taken place every other year and this is the third time that Institutional Research has administered the survey.  In 2006-2007 the survey was conducted as a paper-pencil survey; in 2008-2009 and again in 2010 the same survey (with a few minor additions) was administered electronically (Appendix 1).  The timeline for survey administration was different this year; students were surveyed in the fall semester instead of previous administrations in spring semester. This was done to get at first impressions more quickly and also to avoid competition from other spring semester surveys.

Of the fall 880 fall 2010 transfer students, 857 students were identified to receive the survey. At the close of the survey, 266 students responded with 57 surveys returned due to bad email addresses, representing a 33% response rate.

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