2013 Freshman Class Profile

Missouri University of Science and
Technology

2013 Freshmen Class Profile  (2012, 2011, 2010 comparison)

  • 25% (25%, 24%, 27%) are first-generation college student
  • 1270* (1157, 1100, 1170) students from 34 states and 6 foreign countries
  • Average ACT:  27.86 (27.78, 27.65), which is in the upper
    10% in nation 21% (20%, 24%, 21%) have not chosen a specific major
  • 47% (44%, 44%, 43%) would like to complete some course work in a foreign nation or study abroad
  • 90% (90%, 91%, 88%) have a computer account with a social community (facebook, myspace)
  • 64% (79%, 93%, 90%) Use Facebook as their Social Network
  • 21% (14%, 3%, 1%) Use Twitter as their Social Network
  • 31% do not plan to bring any  gaming system to campus
  • 17% (23%, 19%, 20%) Play video games 11 or more hours per week
  • 54% (61%, 67%, 70%) new computers;  5% (4%, 4%, 6%) Desktop; 81% (82%, 82%, 79%)
    Laptops; 14% (14%, 14%, 15%) Both;  13% (16%, 12%, 11%) Macs

Demographics of Freshmen
Students

  • Women – 22% (21%, 22%, 24%)                                     
  • Missouri Residents – 82%(77%, 79%, 80%); Out-of-State –  17% (23%, 21%, 19%)                    
  • International – <1%, (<1%, <1%, 1%)          
  • Age: 18 years or less 92% (97%, 98%, 98%)

Academic Expectations

  • 63% (68%, 67%, 64.5%) plan to complete a BS in 4 years or less (sr. survey 34%)
  • 29% (23%, 24%, 26%) plan to complete a BS in 5 years (sr. survey 35%)
  • 8% (9%, 9%, 9.5%) plan to complete a BS in 6 + years
  • 23% (24%, 27%, 27%) (same) plan to go to graduate school
  • 53% (40%, 44%, 38%) plan to study more than 11 hrs per week at Missouri S&T (sr. survey 53%)
  • 69% (87%, 83%, 85%) studied less than 5 hours per week in high school
  • 89% yes; 10% maybe; < 1% no; Plan to ask questions/seek out resources/asst. to help succeed at S&T
  • 47% read less than 2 hours a week for leisure and enjoyment
  • By the end of the first year at Missouri S&T, students expect to fall in the following GPA ranges:

–       56% (56%, 47%, 46%) 3.5-4.0 (sr. survey 29%)

–       39% (42%, 49%, 46%) 3.0-3.49 (sr. survey 26%)

–       3% (2%, 4%, 7%) 2.5-2.99 (sr. survey 15%)

Financial

-  75% (82%, 80%, 80%) are receiving scholarships and financial aid

- Students receive an average of over $13,757 of aid for annual years, includes everything

- 5.3% Default very low, S&T does not encourage taking out loans.

           - Nationally from 4 year public colleges – 7.9%.

- 30% (30%, 22%, 27%) already have/carrying a credit card

- 79% (83%, 82%, 81%) plan on working

- 27% (30%) Qualify for Low Income Pell Grants

- approximate Indebtedness $19,618

Faculty/Student Relationship

  • 91% (95%, 95%, 95%) plan to meet with faculty outside of the classroom/lab
  • 59% (58%, 63%, 57%) feel faculty should be very involved in their career development
  • 40% (41%, 36%, 42%) feel faculty should be somewhat involved
  • Less than .98% (.23, .57, .88) feel faculty should not be involved

 

Career Opportunities (50% of the entire graduating class reported to the COER)

  • 90% (94%, 95%, 92%) plan to Co-op or internship (reality 63%)
  • 948 (872, 711, 501) different employers recruited Missouri S&T students in 2011-12
  • Average starting salary for 2012-13 undergraduates is $59,504, ($59,994, $59,550, $57,800)
  • 93% (82%, 84%, 80%) of the students reporting to the COER had firm plans at graduation

*not final count for FS2013