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					College Student Survey (CSS)
2006 CSS INSTITUTIONAL PROFILE
Margie Bennett, Director Institutional Research and Compliance March 2007

CSS Response Rate of MVNU Seniors
Seniors Surveyed with the College Student Survey (CSS ) Seniors Took CSS Testing Day Male Vs. Female Response Rate CSS Seniors who had attended MVNU for at least 4 years Male Vs. Female Response Rate # of MVNU Seniors # of Comparison Group* Men Women Total Men Women Total 81 47% 78 47% 93 53% 87 53% 174 2,988 100% 35% 165 95% 5,534 65% 8,522 100%

See above.

* National Comparison Group of Other Religious 4-Year Colleges ** Entering Freshmen Survey: Cooperative Institutional Research Program (CIRP), sponsored by the Higher Education Research Institute (HERI) at UCLA

MVNU Seniors Responded Similarly to Seniors at Other Religious Colleges about Their Willingness to Make the Same College Enrollment Decision
Mount Vernon Nazarene University 165 Respondents Attending 4+ Years If you could make your college choice over, would you still choose to enroll at MVNU? Definitely I would Probably I would Don't know Probably not Definitely no MVNU Oth Relig 4yr Colls Men Women Total Men Women Total 78 87 165 2,471 4,467 6,938 Percentages 43 43 39 37 4 5 11 11 2 3

45 39 3 10 4

41 40 6 12 1

46 37 4 11 3

45 37 5 11 3

Since entering college, more MVNU students (in comparison with other religious and private college students):
     

Participated in leadership training Took a remedial course Failed one or more courses Withdrew from school temporarily (Men) Transferred from a 4-year college (Men) Participated in a study-abroad program (Women)

Since entering college, fewer MVNU students (in comparison with other religious and private college students):
• • • • • • • • • • • Worked full-time while attending school Participated in student government Took an ethnic studies course Took a women's studies course Attended a racial/cultural awareness workshop Had a roommate of different race/ethnicity Participated in an ethnic/racial student organization Played varsity/intercollegiate athletics Withdrew from school temporarily (Women) Enrolled in honors or advanced courses Participated in an internship program

Friendliness Climate Scale for MVNU Versus Other Religious and Other Private College Students
In contrast with the comparison groups, similar percentages of MVNU men and women viewed their campus climate as friendly.

100% 80% 60% 40% 20% 0% MVNU MVNU MVNU M W T Rel M Rel W Rel T Priv M Priv W Priv T Friendly . . . Hostile

Friendliness Clim ate

Social Inclusiveness Climate Scale for MVNU Versus Other Religious and Other Private College Students
In contrast with the comparison groups, more MVNU men viewed their campus climate as socially exclusive.
100% 80% 60% 40% 20% 0% MVNU MVNU MVNU Rel M Rel W Rel T Priv M Priv W Priv T M W T Social Climate Socially inclusive . . .

Socially exclusive

Gender Climate Scale for MVNU Versus Other Religious and Other Private Colleges
In contrast with the comparison groups, more MVNU men and fewer MVNU women viewed their campus climate as sexist.
Priv T Priv W Priv M Rel T Rel W Rel M MVNU T MVNU W MVNU M 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% Sexist . . . Nonsexist

Gender Climate

Diversity Tolerance Climate Scale for MVNU Versus Other Religious and Other Private Colleges
In contrast with the comparison groups, more MVNU women viewed their campus climate as accepting of diversity.
Priv T Priv W Priv M Rel T Rel W Rel M MVNU T MVNU W MVNU M 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% Accepting of diversity . . . Intolerant of diversity

Diversity Climate

Conformist/Individualistic Climate Scale for MVNU Versus Other Religious and Other Private Colleges
In contrast with the comparison groups, more MVNU students (both men and women) rated their campus climate as conformist. Also, more MVNU men than women rated their campus climate as conformist.
Priv T Priv W Priv M Rel T Rel W Rel M MVNU T MVNU W MVNU M 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% Conformist . . . Individualistic

Conform ist vs. Individualistic Clim ate

Caring/Impersonal Climate Scale for MVNU Versus Other Religious and Other Private Colleges
In contrast with the comparison groups, fewer MVNU women viewed their campus climate as impersonal.

Also, in contrast with the comparison groups, fewer MVNU students in general viewed it as impersonal.
Priv T Priv M Rel W

Caring . . . Impersonal

MVNU T MVNU M 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100%

Caring vs. Impersonal Climate

Climate Scale Status for MVNU Versus that of Other Religious and Other Private Colleges
In contrast with the comparison groups, fewer MVNU men viewed campus climate optimistically (as improving). Also, more MVNU women than men viewed campus climate as improving.
Priv T Priv W Priv M Rel T Rel W Rel M MVNU T MVNU W MVNU M 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% Worsening . . . Improving

Campus Climate Condition

Conservative/Liberal Climate Scale for MVNU Versus That of Other Religious and Other Private Colleges
In contrast with the comparison groups, more MVNU men and women viewed campus climate as conservative. Also, more MVNU men than women viewed their campus as conservative.

100% 80% 60% 40% 20% 0% MVNU M MVNU W MVNU T Rel M Rel W Rel T Priv M Priv W Priv T Conservative vs. Liberal Climate Conservative . . . Liberal

Homophobic Climate Scale for MVNU Versus Other Religious and Other Private Colleges
In contrast with the comparison groups, more MVNU men and women viewed their campus climate as homophobic. Also, more MVNU women than men viewed their campus climate as homophobic.
100% 80% 60% 40% 20% 0% MVNU MVNU MVNU Rel M Rel W Rel T Priv M Priv W Priv T M W T Homophobic vs. Non-Homophobic Campus Climate Non-homophobic . . . Homophobic

In Comparison with Other Religious and Other Private College Students,
More MVNU students indicated they were "very satisfied" or "satisfied" with: Library facilities Computer facilities Student housing (Women) Fewer MVNU students were "very satisfied" or "satisfied" with the following aspects of campus life: Academic advising Job placement services for students Availability of campus social activities (Men) Respect for the expression of diverse beliefs

Large percentages of MVNU seniors agreed that MVNU had positively impacted their spiritual growth in the following ways . . .
Their agreement with the following statements provide evidence of their spiritual, academic, and social maturity.

MVNU Supplemental Questions
* At least 9 out of every 10 students reported they “sometimes” or “often”. . . ** Almost 3 out of every 4 students reported they “sometimes” or “often”. . .

Percentages of MVNU Students reporting that they: Maintained daily, personal devotions.* Shared faith with another person.* Attended religious services.* 11 7 4 66 74 26 47 24 19 71 25

Never Sometimes Often

Met with a small group for prayer/Bible study.** 29

> 95% agreed or strongly agreed with these statements.
Key: SA=Strongly Agree A=Agree D= Disagree SD= Strongly Disagree

MVNU Supplemental Questions

Percentage Agreement of MVNU Students:SA

A

D

SD

SA+A

Even if the people around me were opposed to my Christian convictions, I would still hold fast to them. I feel like I need to be open to consider new insights and truths about my faith. My relationship with God contributes to my sense of well-being. I have a personally meaningful relationship with God. MVNU provides adequate opportunities for involvement in ministry.

55 42 63 60 36

42 54 32 35 59

3 3 3 5 4

1 1 1 1 1 1

97 96 95 95 95

> 90% agreed or strongly agreed with these statements.
Percentage Agreement of MVNU Students: SA 54 A 40 D 6 SD 1 SA+A 94

MVNU Supplemental Questions

The way I do things from day to day is often affected by my relationship with God. I have seen Christ-like character modeled to me by the faculty, staff, and administration of MVNU. I am more confident as a person due to individual growth and maturity during my experience at MVNU. I have developed life-long friendships at MVNU. I feel that I can be a positive influence spiritually in the workplace due to my experiences at MVNU. My education has given me confidence and knowledge to speak to colleagues regarding social and moral issues facing society.

37

56

6

1

93

38 53

54 38

6 8

2 2

92 91

32

59

6

3

91

27

63

7

3

90

> 85% agreed or strongly agreed with these statements.
Percentage Agreement of MVNU Students: SA A D SD SA+A

MVNU Supplemental Questions

My participation in an MVNU-sponsored, off-campus course of study (e.g., internship, field experience, January travel course, semester abroad) was worthwhile, and I would do it again. MVNU has contributed to my spiritual growth. My participation in an MVNU-sponsored, off-campus ministry experience was worthwhile; I would do it again. Males and females were treated with equal respect at MVNU. Faculty, administrators, and/or staff have been helpful to me in processing issues related to my faith and to God.

50 34

39
54

7 8

3 4

89 88

37 30

50 57

10 11

3 2

87 87

33

52

13

3

85

MVNU Supplemental Questions
> 80% agreed or strongly agreed with these statements.

Percentage Agreement of MVNU Students:

SA

A 47 64 61

D 14 13 16

SD SA+A 3 5 4 84 83 81

My understanding of God has been strengthened by MVNU 37 classroom experiences. MVNU models its commitment to service as stated in its motto: “To seek to learn is to seek to serve.” 19 My required general education courses at MVNU have 20 provided a good foundation for future learning. After graduation, I am more likely to seek employment rendering service to others rather than employment simply offering financial security. 36

44

16

4

80

MVNU Supplemental Questions
< 80% agreed or strongly agreed with these statements.

Percentage Agreement of MVNU Students:

SA 22

A 56

D 19

SD 4

SA+A 78

I expect to remain in communication with at least my major professor(s) after graduating from MVNU.

My leadership skills have been enhanced through participation in clubs and organizations at MVNU. 22 I expect to remain in contact with at least one MVNU staff member. 24 I feel that identifying and using my spiritual gifts is NOT really important. 1

51 45 4

19 27 43

6 4 50

73 69 5

Notes:

Notes:

Responses to Supplemental Questions by Question Number
(Duplicate Slides)

MVNU Supplemental Questions (#29-32)
* At least 9 out of every 10 students reported they “sometimes” or “often”. . . ** Almost 3 out of every 4 students reported they “sometimes” or “often”. . .

Percentages of MVNU Students reporting that they:

Never Sometimes Often 11 7 66 74 26 47 24 19 71 25

Maintained daily, personal devotions.* Shared faith with another person.*

Attended religious services.* 4 Met with a small group for prayer/Bible study.* 29

MVNU Supplemental Questions (#33-36)
Key: SA=Strongly Agree A=Agree D= Disagree SD= Strongly Disagree

*At least 9 out of every 10 students “agreed” or “strongly agreed with each of the four statements.

Percentage Agreement of MVNU Students:

SA 60 63 54

A 35 32 40

D 5 3 6

SD 1 1 1

I have a personally meaningful relationship with God. My relationship with God contributes to my sense of well-being. The way I do things from day to day is often affected by my relationship with God. Even if the people around me were opposed to my Christian convictions, I would still hold fast to them.

55

42

3

1

MVNU Supplemental Questions (#37-40)
Key: SA=Strongly Agree A=Agree D= Disagree SD= Strongly Disagree

*At least 9 out of every 10 students “agreed” or “strongly agreed . . . **At least 8 out of every 10 students “agreed” or “strongly agreed . . .

Percentage Agreement of MVNU Students:

SA 42 1

A 54 4

D 3 43

SD 1 50

I feel like I need to be open to consider new insights and truths about my faith.* I feel that identifying and using my spiritual gifts is* NOT really important. MVNU models its commitment to service as stated in its motto: “To seek to learn is to seek to serve.”** MVNU provides adequate opportunities for involvement in ministry.*

19
36

64
59

13
4

5
1

Key: SA=Strongly Agree D= Disagree A=Agree SD= Strongly Disagreed At least 8 out of every 10 students “agreed” or “strongly agreed with each item.
Percentage Agreement of MVNU Students: SA A D SD

MVNU Supplemental Questions (#41-44)

My participation in an MVNU-sponsored, offcampus ministry experience was worthwhile; I would do it again. My participation in an MVNU-sponsored, offcampus course of study (e.g., internship, field experience, January travel course, semester abroad) was worthwhile, and I would do it again. My understanding of God has been strengthened by MVNU classroom experiences. Faculty, administrators, and/or staff have been helpful to me in processing issues related to my faith and to God.

37

50

10

3

50

39

7

3

37

47

14

3

33

52

13

3

MVNU Supplemental Questions (#45-48)
Key: SA=Strongly Agree A=Agree D= Disagree SD= Strongly Disagree

At least 8 out of every 10 students “agreed” or “strongly agreed” with first three. At least 9 out of every 10 students “agreed” or “strongly agreed” with last item.

Percentage Agreement of MVNU Students:

SA 34

A 54

D 8

SD 4

MVNU has contributed to my spiritual growth.* My required general education courses at MVNU have provided a good foundation for future learning.* Males and females were treated with equal respect at MVNU.* I am more confident as a person due to individual growth and maturity during my experience at MVNU.*

20 30

61 57

16 11

4 2

38

54

6

2

MVNU Supplemental Questions
Key: SA=Strongly Agree A=Agree

(#49-52)

D= Disagree SD= Strongly Disagree

*At least 9 out of every 10 students “agreed” or “strongly agreed” with first 2 items. ** At least 3 out of every 4 students “agreed” or “strongly agreed” with last 2 items. Percentage Agreement of MVNU Students: SA A D SD

My education has given me confidence and knowledge to speak to colleagues regarding social and moral issues facing society.* I feel that I can be a positive influence spiritually in the workplace due to my experiences at MVNU.* After graduation, I am more likely to seek employment rendering service to others rather than employment simply offering financial security.** I expect to remain in communication with at least my major professor (s) after graduating from MVNU.**

27

63

7

3

32

59

6

3

36

44

16

4

22

56

19

4

MVNU Supplemental Questions
Key: SA=Strongly Agree A=Agree

(#53-56)

D= Disagree SD= Strongly Disagree

*At least 9 out of every 10 students “agreed” or “strongly agreed” with 2nd & last item. ** At least 2 out of every 3 students “agreed” or “strongly agreed” with 1st & 3rd items.

Percentage Agreement of MVNU Students:

SA 24 53

A 45 38

D 27 8

SD 4 2

I expect to remain in contact with at least one MVNU staff member. I have developed life-long friendships at MVNU. My leadership skills have been enhanced through participation in clubs and organizations at MVNU. I have seen Christ-like character modeled to me by the faculty, staff, and administration of MVNU.

22

51

19

6

37

56

6

1

95% agreed or strongly agreed with these statements.
Key: SA=Strongly Agree A=Agree D= Disagree SD= Strongly Disagree SA A D SD SA+A

MVNU Supplemental Questions

Percentage Agreement of MVNU Students:

Even if the people around me were opposed to my Christian convictions, I would still hold fast to them. I feel like I need to be open to consider new insights and truths about my faith. My relationship with God contributes to my sense of well-being. I have a personally meaningful relationship with God. MVNU provides adequate opportunities for involvement in ministry.

55 42 63 60 36

42 54 32 35 59

3 3 3 5 4

1 1 1 1 1

97 96 95 95 95


				
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