Student Life - Research

Who Goes Blue?: U-M Sophomores' Perspectives on Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

October 2017 -- With the University of Michigan in its second year of implementing its Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Plan, understanding our students’ self-perceptions, beliefs, and values related to key diversity and inclusion issues is essential. Examining areas such as the extent to which U-M students value promoting racial understanding or their perceived abilities to work with diverse people give us insight into how we can support all of our students and strive for inclusive excellence.

Who Goes Blue? U-M Sophomores' Identities and Engagement

September 2017 -- Every year, the University of Michigan Office of the Vice President for Student Life asks first-year students to complete the CIRP survey as part of their New Student Orientation experience. CIRP gauges incoming students’ experiences on a variety of issues including background characteristics, high school experiences, attitudes, behaviors, and expectations for college. This information is valuable as we develop, implement, and improve our services, programs, and educational offerings to both challenge and support our students to facilitate their growth.


Undergraduate Entering Student Profile 2016

It is easy to assume that students today are like students 10, 20, or 30 years ago. However, part of the work we do with CIRP data is to investigate how students at Michigan change over the years – to challenge our assumptions. We also show how students are different at Michigan (or are not different) from students at other public highly selective universities. We hope this snapshot of the 2016 Entering Student Profile helps you understand our students a bit better.

Academic Programs Entering Student Profiles 2016

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.