Executive Summary: Since 1971, Western Washington University has utilized the Cooperative Institutional Research Program (CIRP) Student Information Survey to profile the characteristics, attitudes, values, educational achievements, and future goals of its incoming freshmen. Between 1971 and 1991 there were six administrations of the CIRP. This report uses those findings to examine the changes in WWU's in-coming freshmen over that twenty-year period. Raw data is also presented: that for the overall population in Appendix B, and by gender in Appendix C. Because of the large accumulation of data, while trends of significance were highlighted in the report, they may not constitute all significant trends. Space limitations were also a consideration for the summary. With data as robust and flexible as that gathered by the CIRP, there was so much to consider. Nevertheless, however loosely grouped will be the following categories: general demographics, pre-college academic issues, why students chose college/WWU, college plans, and behaviors and attitudes.
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McKinney, Gary R.; Trimble, Joseph E.; and Andrieu-Parker, Jacqueline M., "The Evolving Character of WWU Freshmen: Analyses of CIRP Surveys from 1971 to 1991" (1993). Office of Survey Research. 405.