Institutional Research and Assessment

New Student Survey 2005

The Evergreen New Student Survey 2005 was administered to 100% of students new in Fall 2005. Out of 1,381 new students, 862 responded (62%). Both first-time, first-year students (417 out of 605 enrolled) and new transfer students (445 out of 776 enrolled) participated in the survey. A total of 58 of the students indicated that they planned to study primarily in the Tacoma Program.

Select from questions in the following table to view results from the survey. Results will open in PDF format. You can also view:

Please note that transfer student responses in the charts below include the responses of new Tacoma students who are transfer students. A breakout of the responses of transfer students who will be studying primarily on the Olympia campus is available upon request.

For more information contact Scott Sebring.

Survey Questions
Olympia First-years
Olympia Transfer Students
Tacoma Students
1. Which location do you plan to attend all or most of the time during your Evergreen studies?
2. When do you plan on taking most of your classes this year?
3. Are you employed or planning to work this quarter?
4. Where do you plan to live this year while attending Evergreen?
5-6. Do you have any dependent children who live with you? If yes, will you need childcare for your dependants?
7. How many colleges/educational institutions did you apply to?
8-10. Was Evergreen your first choice as a college or educational institution? If no, please write in your first choice. If Evergreen was you only choice, why was it your only choice?
11. Do you plan to focus on a particular field of study or discipline at Evergreen?
12. If yes [plan to focus], please describe the field of study or discipline you plan to focus on.
13-14. Do you plan to stay at Evergreen until you earn a Bachelor's Degree? If no, please mark the answer that best describes your situation.
15. What is the highest academic degree that you intend to obtain at Evergreen or elsewhere?
Survey Questions (continued)
Olympia First-years
Olympia Transfer Students
Tacoma Students
16-17. Is English your first language? (If English is not first language) What language do you feel most comfortable speaking outside of class?
18. How important are the following goals for you in earning your college education?
19. How would you rate your level of skill in the following?
20. Please check the areas of quantitative reasoning/mathematics you have studied in high school or college.
21. How would you rate your level of skill in the following computer-related tasks?
22. How confident are you that you...?
23. How much influence did the following factors have on your decision to attend Evergreen?
24. How important were the following sources of information in your decision to attend Evergreen?
25. What is your gender?
26. What is the highest level of education that each of your parents completed?
27. Do you get any financial support for your undergraduate education and living expenses from any of the following sources?
28. What is your best estimate of your parent or parents' total income last year?
29-30. For FRESHMEN only: Which of the following activities did you participate in during high school? For TRANSFER STUDENTS only: Which of the following activities did you participate in during college?