The American Freshman: National Norms Fall 2019
Bara Stolzenberg, Ellen
Aragon, Melissa C.
Eagan, M. Kevin
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In this report of the 54th administration of the Freshman Survey, the authors recognize the increasing diversity of incoming college students, along with two new items addressing reasons students choose their particular institution: academic reputation of their intended major and communication with a professor. This report covers a number of financial concerns, such as students’ likelihood of getting a job to help pay for college and how time spent exercising or playing sports varies by family income. The authors also highlight recent trends in students’ emotional and physical health and academic behaviors. Further, they discuss the misalignment between degree and career aspirations for subgroups of students and students’ self-rated ability to manage their time effectively. Finally, they address students’ social and political engagement, including past and forthcoming behaviors and their future goals.