Freshmen are taking fewer credits than they have in the past, and this is potentially delaying their expected graduation. Lower credit loads also mean fewer FTE students and the possibility of falling short of state budgeted FTE. If the perceived problem is confirmed, WWU administrators would like to know why freshmen are taking fewer credits, and whether interventions are appropriate to encourage higher credit loads, or if more applicants should be admitted to fill the gap. To help answer these questions, the Office of Survey Research (OSR) conducted eight focus groups of freshmen during their second quarter at Western (Winter08). This report gives a brief narrative description of focus group participant attributes.
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Subjects - Topical (LCSH)
College freshmen--Washington (State); College credits--Washington (State)
Subjects - Names (LCNAF)
Western Washington University--Freshmen--Statistics
Western Washington University. Office of Survey Research, "Freshmen Enrollment Focus Groups - Selection Methodology and Participant Descriptions" (2008). Office of Survey Research. 555.