The Office of Survey Research (OSR) provides high quality survey research that supports the mission of Western Washington University in a cost-effective manner. In particular, OSR surveys students, alumni, employers, and the campus community to provide valuable assessment and institutional data, analysis, and reports which can be used for improvement of programs, instruction, faculty scholarship, and information services.

OSR is responsible for developing and administering the Western Educational Longitudinal Study (WELS), including baseline surveys of incoming students, second-year surveys, exit surveys of graduating students, and alumni surveys. See WELS Survey Design.

  • OSR supports assessment and accountability research at Western;
  • OSR is responsible for developing and administering WELS;
  • OSR provides instruction in survey research methods and employment opportunities for students at Western, particularly sociology majors.

Director

John Krieg, PhD
Office of Survey Research
Parks Hall 307
Bellingham, WA 98225-9074
(360) 650-7405
John.Krieg@wwu.edu

Research Associate

Chris Stark , MS
Office of Survey Research
Arntzen Hall 507
Bellingham, WA 98225-9018
(360) 650-3239
Chris.Stark@wwu.edu

Research Analyst

Beth Hartsoch, MA
Office of Survey Research
Arntzen Hall 515
Bellingham, WA 98225-9018
(360) 650-7376
Beth.Hartsoch@wwu.edu

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Submissions from 2015

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2014 Exit Survey of Graduate Students Completing Degrees Fall 2013 Through Summer 2014, John M. Krieg; Beth Hartsoch; Chris Stark; and Office of Survey Research, Western Washington University

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2015 Exit Survey of Graduate Students Completing Degrees Fall 2014 Through Summer 2015, John M. Krieg; Beth Hartsoch; Chris Stark; and Office of Survey Research, Western Washington University

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Exit Survey of Undergraduate Students Completing Degrees in Summer 2014, Fall 2014, Winter 2015 and Spring 2015, John M. Krieg; Beth Hartsoch; Chris Stark; and Office of Survey Research, Western Washington University

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Western Educational Longitudinal Study (WELS) Baseline Survey of Freshmen Entering Western in the Fall, 2014, John M. Krieg; Beth Hartsoch; Chris Stark; and Office of Survey Research, Western Washington University

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Western Educational Longitudinal Study (WELS) Baseline Survey of Freshmen Entering Western in the Fall, 2015, John M. Krieg; Beth Hartsoch; Chris Stark; and Office of Survey Research, Western Washington University

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Western Educational Longitudinal Study (WELS) Spring 2015 Follow-up Survey of Freshmen Who Entered Western in the Fall of 2013, John M. Krieg; Beth Hartsoch; Chris Stark; and Office of Survey Research, Western Washington University

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Western Educational Longitudinal Study (WELS) Baseline Survey of Transfer Students Entering Western in the Fall, 2014, John M. Krieg; Beth Hartsoch; Chris Stark; and Office Survey Research, Western Washington University

Submissions from 2014

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Exit Survey of Graduate Students Completing Degrees Fall 2012, Winter 2013, Spring 2013, and Summer 2013, Michael Barr, Linda Clark, Beth Hartsoch, and John Krieg

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Exit Survey of Undergraduate Students Completing Degrees in Summer 2012, Fall 2012, Winter 2013, and Spring 2013, Linda Clark, Beth Hartsoch, and John Krieg

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Spring 2014 Follow-Up Survey of Freshman Who Entered in hte Fall of 2012, Linda Clark, Beth Hartsoch, John Krieg, and Chris Stark

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Western Educational Longitudinal Study (WELS): Baseline Survey of Freshman Entering Western in the Fall, 2013, Linda Clark, Beth Hartsoch, John Krieg, and Chris Stark

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Western Educational Longitudinal Study (WELS) Baseline Survey of Transfers Entering Western in the Fall, 2013, Linda Clark, Beth Hartsoch, John Krieg, and Chris Stark

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Fall 2013 Survey of Non-Returning Students, John Krieg, Beth Hartsoch, and Linda Clark

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Fall 2013 Survey of Non-Returning Students, John Krieg, Beth Hartsoch, and Linda Clark

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Western Educational Longitudinal Study (WELS) Spring 2014 Follow-up Survey of Freshmen Who Entered Western in the Fall of 2012, John Krieg; Beth Hartsoch; Linda Clark; Chris Stark; and Office of Survey Research, Western Washington University

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Exit Survey of Undergraduate Students Completing Degrees in Summer 2013, Fall 2013, Winter 2014 and Spring 2014, John M. Krieg; Beth Hartsoch; Chris Stark; and Office of Survey Research, Western Washington University

Submissions from 2013

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WELS 2012 Survey of Alumni Who Graduated Summer 2010 Through Spring 2011 Descriptive Statistics, John Krieg, Beth Hartsoch, Linda Clark, and Peter Felt

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2012 Exit Survey of Graduate Students Completing Degrees Fall 2012, Winter 2012, Spring 2012, and Summer 2012, John Krieg, Beth Hartsoch, Linda Clark, Peter Felt, and Michael Barr

Submissions from 2012

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Western Educational Longitudinal Study (WELS): Baseline Survey of Freshman Entering Western in the Fall, 2012, Linda Clark, Peter Felt, Beth Hartsoch, and John Krieg

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Western Educational Longitudinal Study (WELS) Baseline Survey of Transfers Entering Western in the Fall, 2012, Linda Clark, Peter Felt, Beth Hartsoch, and John Krieg

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Spring 2012 Follow-Up Survey of Freshman Who Entered in hte Fall of 2010, Linda Clark, Beth Hartsoch, and John Krieg

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Western Educational Longitudinal Study (WELS): Baseline Survey of Freshman Entering Western in the Fall, 2011, Linda Clark, Beth Hartsoch, John Krieg, and Keiran Seaman

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Western Educational Longitudinal Study (WELS) Baseline Survey of Transfers Entering Western in the Fall, 2011, Linda Clark, Beth Hartsoch, John Krieg, and Keiran Seaman

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Diversity Climate Report: 2010-2011 HERI Faculty Survey, Equal Opportunity Office

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STAFF ENGAGEMENT AND DIVERSITY CLIMATE SURVEY REPORT, Equal Opportunity Office

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Exit Survey of Undergraduate Students Completing Degrees in Summer 2011, Fall 2011, Winter 2012, and Spring 2012, John Krieg, Beth Hartsoch, Linda Clark, and Peter Felt

Submissions from 2011

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WELS Baseline Survey of Transfers Entering Western in the Fall, 2010, John Krieg, Beth Hartsoch, Linda Clark, and Grant Fosheim

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WELS Baseline Survey of Transfers Entering Western in the Fall, 2010 - ADDENDUM, John Krieg, Beth Hartsoch, Linda Clark, and Grant Fosheim

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Exit Survey of Undergraduate Students Completing Degrees in the Spring 2011, John Krieg, Beth Hartsoch, Linda Clark, and Kieran Seaman

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Spring 2011 Follow-up Survey of Freshmen Who Entered Western in Fall of 2009, John Krieg, Beth Hartsoch, Linda Clark, and Kieran Seaman

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2011 Exit Survey of Graduate Students Completing Degrees Fall 2010, Winter 2011, Spring 2011, and Summer 2011, John Krieg, Beth Hartsoch, Linda Clark, Kieran Seaman, and Michael Barr

Submissions from 2010

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WELS Baseline Survey of Students Entering as Transfers Fall, 2009, John Krieg, Beth Hartsoch, and Linda Clark

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2010 Exit Survey of Graduate Students Completing Degrees Fall 2009, Winter 2010, Spring 2010, and Summer 2010 Descriptive Statistics, John Krieg, Beth Hartsoch, Linda Clark, Grant Fosheim, and Michael Barr

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Academic Year Average, 2009-10 SCH & FTE Faculty Report, Ernest Sams

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A Variety of Student Data from 1979-80 to the Present. Student Headcounts from 1899-1900 to the Present (click on abstract for more), Ernest Sams

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Fall Quarter Historical Information by Department/College - Beginning Fall Quarter, 1993, Ernest Sams

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Spring Quarter, 2010 SCH & FTE Faculty Report, Ernest Sams

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UNIVERSITY TOTALS - Historical Files - Beginning Fall, 1983; Winter, 1984; Spring, 1984; AYA 1983-84, Ernest Sams

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Winter Quarter, 2010 SCH & FTE Faculty Report, Ernest Sams

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Winter Quarter Historical Information by Department/College - Beginning Winter Quarter, 1994, Ernest Sams

Submissions from 2009

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Western Educational Longitudinal Study (WELS) Spring, 2008, Follow-Up Survey of STudents Who Had Entered as Freshman in the Fall, 2005, Linda Clark, Beth Hartsoch, Trimble Joseph E, John Krieg, and Gary McKinney

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WELS Baseline Survey of Students Entering as Transfers in the fall, 2008, Beth Hartsoch, Linda Clark, John Krieg, Gary R. McKinney, and Joseph E. Trimble

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Western Washington University 2008 Survey of Alumni who Graduated between Summer, 2006, and Spring, 2007 • Department Report, Beth Hartsoch, Linda Clark, John Krieg, Gary R. McKinney, and Joseph E. Trimble

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Western Washington University 2008 Survey of Alumni who Graduated between Summer, 2006, and Spring, 2007 • Technical Report, Beth Hartsoch, Linda Clark, John Krieg, Gary R. McKinney, and Joseph E. Trimble

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WELS Baseline Survey of Students Entering Western in the Fall, 2009, John Krieg, Beth Hartsoch, and Linda Clark

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The Freshman Interest Groups (FIGs) Program Report: Course Offerings in Fall, 2008, Gary R. McKinney, Chris Stark, Karen Casto, and Jospeh E. Trimble

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2008-09 (3 Quarters & AYA) SCH & FTE Faculty Report, Ernest Sams

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Academic Year Average, 2008-09 SCH & FTE Faculty Report, Ernest Sams

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Academic Year Average Historical Information by Department and College - Beginning Academic Year 1993-94, Ernest Sams

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Academic Year Average Summary of Information by Department, Ernest Sams

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Fall, 2009 SCH & FTE Faculty Report, Ernest Sams

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Spring Quarter, 2009 SCH & FTE Faculty Report, Ernest Sams

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Spring Quarter Historical Information by Department and College - Beginning Spring Quarter, 1994, Ernest Sams

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Winter Quarter, 2009 SCH & FTE Faculty Report, Ernest Sams

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Common Data Set 2008-09, Sharon Schmidtz

Submissions from 2008

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Western Educational Longitudinal Study, (WELS) Spring, 2006, Follow-Up Survey of Students of Students Who Had Entered as Freshman in Fall, 2005, Richard Bulcroft, Linda Clark, Sara Jones, and Gary McKinney

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Western Educational Longitudinal Study (WELS) Spring, 2006, Follow-Up Survey of Students Who Had Enterd as Freshman in the Fall, 2003, Richard Bulcroft, Linda Clark, Sara Jones, and Gary McKinney

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Western Educational Longitudinal Study (WELS) SPRING, 2006, Follow-UP Survey of Students WHo Had Entered as Freshman in the Fall, 2005, Richard Bulcroft, Linda Clark, Sara Jones, and Gary McKinney

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Freshmen First Quarter Credit Load Assessment, Richard Bulcroft, Linda Clark, and Joseph Trimble

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Common Data Set 2007-08, Kirk England

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Western Ecuational Longitudinal Study (WELS) Spring, 2007, Folow-Up Survey of Students Who had Entered as Transers in the Fall, 2005, Gary R. McKinney, Beth Hartsoch, Richard Bulcroft, Linda Clark, and Joseph E. Trimble

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Western Educational Longitudinal STudy (WELS) Baseline of Freshman Entering in the Fall, 2007, Gary R. McKinney, Beth Hartsoch, Richard Bulcroft, Linda Clark, and Joseph E. Trimble

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Western Educational Longitudinal Study (WELS) Spring, 2007, Follow-Up Survey of Students Who HAd Entered as Freshman in the Fall, 2003, Gary R. McKinney, Beth Hartsoch, Richard Bulcroft, Linda Clark, and Joseph E. Trimble

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Western Educational Longitudinal Study (WELS) Spring, 2007, Follow-UP Survey of Students, Who Had Entered as Freshman the Fall, 2005, Gary R. McKinney, Beth Hartsoch, Richard Bulcroft, Linda Clark, and Joseph E. Trimble

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A Profile of the 2006 Western Washington University Graduating Class, Gary McKinney and Chris Stark

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Excerpts from all 8 freshman focus groups, Office of Survey Research

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Freshman Enrollment Focus Groups- Selection methodology and Participant Descriptions, Office of Survey Research

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Freshmen Enrollment Focus Groups: Attributes and Schedule, Office of Survey Research

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Group 1 freshman enrollment focus groups, Office of Survey Research

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Group1 Summary of Transcripts, Office of Survey Research

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group 2 freshman enrollment focus groups, Office of Survey Research

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Group 2 Summary of Transcript, Office of Survey Research

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group 3 freshman enrollment focus groups, Office of Survey Research

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group 3 freshman enrollment focus groups, Office of Survey Research

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Group 3 Summary of Trascript, Office of Survey Research

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group 4 freshman enrollment focus groups, Office of Survey Research

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Group 4 Summary of Transcript, Office of Survey Research

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Group 5 Freshman Enrollment Focus Groups, Office of Survey Research

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Group 5 Summary of Transcripts, Office of Survey Research

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Group 6 Freshman Enrollment Focus Groups, Office of Survey Research

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Group 6 Summary of Transcripts, Office of Survey Research

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Group 7 Freshman Enrollment Focus Groups, Office of Survey Research

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Group 7 Summary of Transcript, Office of Survey Research

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Group 8 Freshmen Enrollment Focus Groups, Office of Survey Research

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group 8 Summary of Transcript, Office of Survey Research

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Summerstart advisors: Credit Load Assessment, Office of Survey Research

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2007-08 (3 Quarters & AYA) SCH & FTE Faculty Report, Ernest Sams

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Fall Quarter, 2008 SCH & FTE Faculty Report, Ernest Sams

Submissions from 2007

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Common Data Set 2006-07, Kirk England

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The First-Year Experience (FYE) and Freshman INterst Group (FIG) Programs Compared: Fall, 2006, Course Offerings, Pat Fabiano, Gary McKinney, and Chris Stark

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The First Year Experience (FYE) Program Report: Course Offerings in Fall, 2006, Pat Fabiano, Gary McKinney, and Chris Stark

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The Freshman Interest Group (FIGs) Program Report: COurse Offerings in the Fall, 2006, Pat Fabiano, Gary McKinney, and Chris Stark

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A Profile of the 2007 Western Washington Unviersity Graduating Class, Gary McKinney and Chris Stark

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2006-07 (3 Quarters & AYA) SCH & FTE Faculty Report, Ernest Sams

Submissions from 2006

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Western Educational Longitudinal Study (WELS): Fall, 2005, Baseline Survey of In-Coming Freshman, Richard Bulcroft, Linda Clark, Sara Jones, and Gary McKinney

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Western Educational Longitudinal Study (WELS) Freshman in Transition: STudents Who Entered as Freshman in FAll Quarter, 2005, Survyed atthe End of Fall Quarter, 2005, Richard Bulcroft, Linda Clark, Sara Jones, and Gary McKinney

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Western Educational Longitudinal Study (WELS) Transfer In Transition: Students Who Entered as Transfer in the Fall Quarter, 2005, Surveyed at the End of Fall Quarter, 2005, Richard Bulcroft, Linda Clark, Sara Jones, and Gary McKinney

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Fiirst Time, In-Coming Transfers and Freshman: a Comparison of Survey Findings, Richard Bulcroft, Joseph E. Trimble, and Gary McKinney

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Common Data Set 2005-06, Kirk England

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Western Educational Longitudinal Study (WELS): Fall, 2005, Baseline Survey of In-coming Freshmen, Gary R. McKinney, Richard Bulcroft, and Sara Jones