New first-year students continue to predict high levels of academic success and engagement during their time at Marquette, with over three-quarters predicting a first-year GPA of 3.5 or higher, and 77% expect to eventually earn either a master’s or doctoral/professional degree, according to the 2017 First-Time, First-Year Student Survey. The top concerns first-year students expressed this year include affording tuition, affording extra expenses (socializing, activities, clothes, etc.), and affording living expenses (housing/rent, food/meal plan, etc.), homesickness, and deciding what to do after college.
The 2017 First-Time, First-Year Student Survey, administered in August 2017, investigated students’ experiences before college, their expectations for Marquette, their concerns, and the activities in which they would like to get involved. The survey had a 91 percent response rate. The interactive data visualization and executive summary are available online.
This survey is a collaboration between the Office of Institutional Research and Analysis, the Division of Student Affairs and the Assessment Director.
OIRA regularly posts reports and statistics for the campus community on its website. For questions about any of these reports or to obtain additional data from institutional surveys, contact Laura MacBride, assistant director of institutional research and analysis, at (414) 288-6931.