The results of the 2006 and 2016 CIRP Entering Student Surveys contain valuable information about changes in students’ backgrounds, activities, beliefs and goals. In the data below, University of Michigan students who entered in 2006 are compared with first-year students who began in 2016. CIRP is conducted at the University of Michigan by Student Life Research, and nationally by the Higher Education Research Institute at UCLA. Student Life Research, a component of University of Michigan Student Life, excerpts and compiles data about University of Michigan undergraduates from a variety of sources. These data are summarized here to help instructors learn about their students’ backgrounds, extracurricular activities, and academic goals.
The 2016 entering student profile are listed below by academic program. Percentages are of total students taking the survey.