Freshman Survey (CIRP)

  • This survey is given prior to the first semester that a student attends USC ; for students that are new in the fall, the surveys are given between April and August. We have achieved our highest response rates for this survey: 84% to 88% of freshmen complete the survey.
  • For most terms, the survey we have used is part of the CIRP (Cooperative Institutional Research Protocol) survey program, at the Higher Educational Research Institute (HERI) at UCLA.
  • Students are asked about their expectations of college, future plans, concerns, personal background, study and social habits, self-perception, and personal opinions.
  • We have extensive and useful historical freshman survey data, collected for over 30 years.

Freshman survey data are available for the following years:

2010

Preliminary data

Final data and additional reports will be made available here during the fall 2010 semester.

2009

2008

2007

2006

2005

2004

2003

2002

2001

2000

Trends:  2000 to 2008