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Entering Students. DEMOGRAPHICS. Everyone is Coming; But Not All Are Staying. 75% of U.S. high school graduates enter college. 47% graduate within 5 years Minority rates lower . The College Board. Age on December 31, 2006- United States. 2% 17 or younger 69% 18 28% 19 <1% 20

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entering students
Entering Students

DEMOGRAPHICS

everyone is coming but not all are staying
Everyone is Coming; But Not All Are Staying
  • 75% of U.S. high school graduates enter college
  • 47% graduate within 5 years
    • Minority rates lower

The College Board

age on december 31 2006 united states
Age on December 31, 2006- United States
  • 2% 17 or younger
  • 69% 18
  • 28% 19
  • <1% 20
  • <1% 21 to 24
  • <1% 25 or older

97% - Traditional

family
Family
  • 71% - Parents both alive & living with each other
  • 25% - Parents both alive, divorced or living apart
  • 4% - One or both deceased
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Great grades

  • Great test scores
  • Great success
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Growing up

  • Many options/choices
  • Independence
  • Need: consequences
  • Reflection
  • Connection
chickering s 7 vectors
Developing competence

Managing emotions

Moving through autonomy to independence

Developing mature interpersonal relationships

Establishing identity

Developing purpose

Developing integrity

Chickering’s 7 Vectors

Chickering, 1969

kohlberg
Level 1 (Pre-Conventional)

1. Obedience and punishment orientation

2. Self-interest orientation (What\'s in it for me?)

Level 2 (Conventional)

3. Interpersonal accord and conformity (The good boy/good girl attitude)

4. Authority and social-order maintaining orientation (Law and order morality)

Level 3 (Post-Conventional)

5. Social contract orientation

6. Universal ethical principles (Principled conscience)

Kohlberg
want out of life
Want Out of Life…

76% - Raise a family

73% - Be very well off financially

67% - Help others who are in difficulty

58% - Become an authority in my field

54% - Obtain recognition from colleagues for contributions to my field

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Money

Meaning

CIRP - 2006

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The overall pull of materialism in society is prompting many colleges to do more "to encourage exploration of the inner life".

Alexander Astin

academic commitment
Academic Commitment
  • Women are more motivated and have better study skills; but men are more confident that they will succeed
  • 30% of males and 26% of females agreed with the statement “When I try to study, I usually get bored and quit after a few minutes”
  • Over half frequently or occasionally came late to class
  • Half turned in work that was not their best
  • One third skipped class at least occasionally
  • 51 percent spent less than an hour per week reading for pleasure in their senior year of high school.

Noel-Levitz - 2006

handling money
Handling Money

Nearly one-third (32%) admit that they were "not at all" or "not very well prepared" for managing their money on campus……

The biggest mistakes were:

  • Overspending on food – 21%
  • Entertainment -19%
  • Putting too many purchases on their credit card -16%

Harris Interactive - Michelle Soto

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MSU
  • LARGE, PUBLIC, RESEARCH INTENSIVE UNIVERSITY
  • One of the top 100 universities in the world
    • 45,520 students last fall
    • 39,825 full-time students
    • 35,162 undergraduate students
    • 6,773 graduate students
    • 1,600 professional students
largest 4 year schools fall 2006
Largest 4 Year Schools – Fall 2006

University of Phoenix, Online Campus-  115,794 in 2004

Miami Dade Community College - 57,026 in 2004

race and ethnicity
Race and Ethnicity

*Multiple choices permitted

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MSU
  • Largest student groups:
    • 800 Korea
    • 602 China
    • 373 India
    • 209 Taiwan
    • 145 Canada
    • 138 Japan
  • Nationally, for 8% - English is NOT their native language
home gender
Home; Gender

Of the 45,520 MSU Students

  • 82% come from Michigan
  • 10% come from other states
  • 8% come from other countries
  • 45% - Men
  • 55% - Women
religious preference usa
Religious preference – USA
  • 28% - Roman Catholic
  • 11% - Baptist
  • 3% - Jewish
  • 1% - Buddhist
  • 19% - None
substances
Substances
  • 2000-2006

Trend downward

      • Smoking
      • Cigar smoking
      • Drinking
      • Rohypnol

However…

  • 17.4% of our MSU students used marijuana, cocaine, amphetamines, Rohypnol, or other drugs at least once in the last month

National College Health Association - MSU Data

catching the attention of gen yers
Catching the Attention of “GEN-Yers”

What catches our students’ attention?

  • 1. Utilize Buzz/Word of Mouth Marketing
  • 2. Make it flashy and new
  • 3. Integrate technologies
  • 4. Attach to a good cause
  • 5. Make life easier
  • 6. Style and image are everything
  • 7. Go where they are- make it unique and funny
  • 8. Send out a “street team”
  • 9. Keep it new - offer incentives, discounts, and free stuff
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Students who complete an undergraduate degree program at Michigan State University are expected to demonstrate:
  • INTEGRATED JUDGMENT
    • They have explored both scientific and aesthetic ways of knowing, and can integrate them
    • They are committed to life-long learning
  • ADVANCED COMMUNICATION SKILLS
    • They can write and speak effectively
  • CULTURAL COMPETENCE
    • They have explored and values diverse views and cultures and appreciate difference
  • ANALYTICAL THINKING
    • They can analyze from multiple perspectives
  • LITERACY IN SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS
    • They can make decisions based on a critical evaluation of information using scientific principles for hypothesis testing.
  • EFFECTIVE CITIZENSHIP
    • They can participate in community life as both leader and member
exemplar programs at msu
Exemplar Programs at MSU
  • Living-Learning
  • Service Learning
  • Study Abroad
special options
Special Options
  • Residential Colleges:
    • Lyman Briggs in Holmes Hall
    • James Madison in Case Hall
    • Residential College for Arts and Humanities in Shaw Hall
    • Residential Living-Learning Programs
    • Broad – Business in Shaw Hall
    • ROSES (Residential Engineering Program) in Bailey Hall
    • RISE (Environmental Science) in Hubbard Hall and University Apartments
  • Other Programs
    • La Casa (Spanish speaking floor) in McDonel Hall
    • International Floor in McDonel Hall
    • Transfer students and international undergraduates – McDonel Hall
    • Over 21 year old undergraduates and graduate students in Owen Hall
    • Numerous honors floors throughout the system
other options
Other Options
  • Next year all halls will be smoke free
  • Some halls are alcohol free
  • Many halls have quiet floors
  • Some floors are co-ed
  • Halls are open 24/7 to residents
    • Doors are locked from midnight to 7 am
    • Guests can be admitted
  • Owen and the apartments are the only facilities open during the winter holiday
  • Everyone has a cafeteria – most in the hall
outcomes for living learning programs
Outcomes for Living-Learning Programs
  • Higher retention
  • Smoother transition to college
  • Higher academic performance
  • Enjoyment of challenging academic pursuits
  • Greater openness to new ideas and concepts
  • Greater sense of belonging
  • Greater cultural competence
  • Lower levels of drinking
  • Higher levels of civic engagement
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