CIRP Freshman Survey
For over 15 years, IWU has participated in the Cooperative Institutional Research
Program (CIRP), developed and administered by the Higher Education Research Institute
(HERI) at the University of California-Los Angeles (UCLA).
The Freshman Survey has been administered across the United States to entering college
students for forty years. It is considered to be the most authoritative source available
on the demographic characteristics, high school experiences, attitudes, and beliefs
of students entering college.
Participating colleges and universities can track trends in the responses of their
entering students over time and compare their responses to those of entering students
within HERI-defined peer groups. Since 2002, IWU has been classified in the very highly
selective private college group (institutions whose entering students score 1250 or
higher on the SAT).
For more information on IWU's participation in the CIRP, contact Dr. Michael D. Thompson,
Associate Vice President for Institutional Research, Planning, and Evaluation at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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