enrollment.mst.edu 2009 New Student Profile Founded 1870 | Rolla, Missouri Freshman Class Opening Week Profile - Fall 2009 1,132 New First-time Freshmen Enrolled 293 New Transfer Students Enrolled *3rd largest and most talented new student classes in Missouri S&T history. 29 states represented (Massachusetts to California) +10 foreign countries represented Ave. ACT: 27.7 (upper 10% in nation, four perfect ACT & one SAT scores) Ave. HS GPA: 3.78 71% have a 3.5 GPA or higher 45% from upper 10% of high school class 80% from upper 30% of high school class 96 Valedictorians and Salutatorians 14% from non-ranking schools
Psychographic Perspective Notes 1. Most of the new students were born after 1990 2. For them, Sammy Davis Jr., Jim Henson, Ryan White, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Dr. Seuss and Freddy Krueger have always been dead. 3. GPS satellite navigation systems have always been available. 4. WWW has never stood for World Wide Wrestling. 5. Off-shore oil drilling in the United States has always been prohibited. 6. There have always been charter schools.
7. David Letterman has always been on CBS. 8. Authorities have always been building a wall along the Mexican border. 9. IBM has never made typewriters. 10. Shampoo and conditioner have always been available in the same bottle. 11. Schools have always been concerned about multiculturalism. 12. Caller ID has always been available on phones. 13. Gas stations have never fixed flats, but most serve cappuccino. 14. Email is blas. 2009 Nielson study found the average teen sent or received 80 text messages a day. 15. Russia has always had freely elected presidents of the Russian Republic, starting with Boris Yeltsin. Freshman Class Opening Week Profile - Fall 2009 New Undergraduate Classes 60% Growth Since Fall 2000
Freshman Demographics Women (24%) +9% minority students Men (76%) 79% Missouri 19% out-of-state 2% international 29% first-generation college students 18 years old: average age Activities 94% plan to join a student organization 44% would like to assume a student leadership position 44% would like to study abroad (international experience) 58% were involved in varsity athletics in high school
76% plan to be involved in recreational athletic activities - 68% plan to be involved in student design teams 34% plan to join a fraternity or sorority 78% interested in academic or pre-professional organizations 29% plan to be involved in religious based organizations 26% plan to be involved in music and theatre Decision Factors 79% Missouri S&T: 1st choice college to attend - 16% 2nd choice college to attend 62% chose Missouri S&T because it offered their desired Academic Program & its quality Academic Reputation
- last year this was an open-ended question 70% became interested in S&T during Jr/Sr high school year - 61% first learned of S&T from family & friends 86% Financial Aid/scholarship was important in deciding to attend Missouri S&T - 80% the personalized attention they received from Missouri S&T was important in - deciding to enroll 71% the campus visit and tour was important in deciding to enroll - 26% attended a Missouri S&T summer camp
Expectations 67% plan to complete a BS in 4 years or less - 93% plan to Co-op or Intern 46% plan to study more than 11 hours per week at S&T 84% studied less than 5 hours per week in high school - 95% plan to earn a 3.0 or higher S&T GPA 48% plan to earn a 3.5 or higher S&T GPA 46% plan to earn a graduate degree at S&T 58% are likely to complete a graduate degree Financial Issues
+80% are receiving scholarships & financial aid 22% qualify for Low Income Pell Grants 82% plan to work while enrolled at S&T 29% have/carry a credit card 12 already have a monthly balance over $1000 S&T Affordability Current Undergraduate Students - Average parent income: $ 78,250
- Family incomes below $50,000: - First generation college students: - Pell Grant eligible students: +35% 29% 22% Graduation Statistics - Approximate indebtedness: $ 21,000 - Average 2009 starting salary: $ 57,521 Technology 98% plan to bring a PC to campus - 67% will be new computers - 78% laptops - 11% Macintosh/Apple
99% plan to bring a Cell Phone to campus 86% use online social networks (Facebook, MySpace, Twitter) 16% spend more than 11 hours per week video gaming 21% spend more than 15 hours per week on the internet Reported Starting Salaries at Commencement Undergraduate Graduate 2003 $ 47,305 $ 52,744
$ 55,975 $ 63,640 2009 $ 57,521 $ 67,567 29 States & 10 Foreign Countries Represented in 2009 New Student Class Alabama Arkansas California Colorado Florida Georgia Iowa Illinois Indiana Kansas Kentucky Louisiana Maryland
Massachusetts Michigan Minnesota Missouri Montana North Carolina Nebraska New York Oklahoma Oregon Pennsylvania South Carolina Tennessee Texas Virginia Wisconsin China India Kuwait Libya Malaysia Nepal Saudi Arabia Pakistan
Taiwan Turkey 2009 Top Feeder Schools Rolla Senior High School - 30 Rockwood Summit High - 15 Parkway West High School - 15 Saint Dominic High School - 14 Marquette High School - 14 Jefferson City High School - 13 Park Hill Senior High School - 12 Fort Zumwalt South High School - 12 Eureka High School - 12 St. Louis University High School - 11 Lees Summit Senior High School - 11 Lafayette High School - 11 Francis Howell North High School - 11 Francis Howell Central - 11 Fort Zumwalt West High School - 11 Camdenton R-III High School - 11 Troy Buchanan High School - 10 Lindbergh High School - 10 Kirkwood High School - 10 Webster Groves High School - 9 Pattonville High School - 9
Desmet Jesuit High School - 9 Lees Summit North High School - 8 Hazelwood West Senior High School - 8 Christian Brothers College High School - 8 Wentzville Timberland High School - 7 Saint John Vianney High School - 7 Park Hill South High School - 7 Oakville Senior High School - 7 Mehlville Senior High School - 7 Liberty High School - 7 Lees Summit West High School - 7 Kickapoo High School - 7 Jackson High School - 7 Cape Girardeau Central High School - 7 Alton High School - 7 2009 Top Feeder Transfer Colleges Missouri State Univ East Central College Meramec (STL-CC) Longview (MCC-KC) St. Charles CC Jefferson College Morehouse College Ozarks Technical CC Mineral Area CC
Florissant Valley (STL-CC) Maple Woods (MCC-KC) University of MO-Columbia 24 22 18 14 11 11 10 9 8 7 7 5
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