CSULB is a member of the Cooperative Institutional Research Program (CIRP) at UCLA (please visit the CIRP website for details about the program). Our membership in this research program enables us to administer a national survey instrument to CSULB freshmen as they begin their college careers. The instrument includes a wide array of items pertaining to cognitive and affective characteristics of the respondents. By collecting a baseline of data, we develop a comprehensive understanding of our student populations and use the results to frame goals and objectives. We are also able to compare our students to other students at other participating colleges and universities.
At CSULB, we have collected and analyzed entering student data through the CIRP from 1997 to the present. Highlights for the fall 2008 freshmen are presented in this website. Please contact Dr. Susan Platt for any questions you have pertaining to the Annual Freshman Survey.