Survey 04 Comparison
  • ​​​​

    ​Age
    ​​02%
    ​​​03%​



    ​AUB
    ​NN
    ​AUB
    ​NN
    ​18 & Under
    ​86.4
    ​65.3
    ​84.3
    ​64.5​
    19​
    9.4​​12.5
    ​6.1
    ​12.9
    ​20
    ​2.9
    ​4.5
    ​1.2
    ​​4.7
    ​21
    0.3​​2.8
    ​1.2
    ​2.9
    ​22
    ​0.3
    ​1.9
    ​1.8
    ​​2
    23 to 25
    0.3​​3.6
    ​4.3
    ​3.7
    26 to 29​0.5​​2.8
    ​0.7
    ​2.8
    ​30 to 39
    ​0
    3.8​​0.4
    ​​3.9
    ​40 to 61
    ​0
    2.6​​0
    ​2.7
    ​62 or Over​
    0​​0.1
    ​0​
    ​0.1



    • The majority of the new students (>90%) are 19 and under.
    • The % of 19 and under slightly decreased in 03 from 96% to 90%.
    • An increase in older students (22-25).
    • The 22-25 age group %s are now similar to US %s (5.9-6.1).
    • Two thirds of US sample is 18 and under vs 85% of Lebanese sample.


    Race/Ethnicity​
    ​​02%
    ​​​03%​



    ​AUB
    ​NN
    ​AUB
    ​NN
    African American or Black

    0.7

    13.6


    8.7

    14.8
    Native American(Indian, Alaskan, Hawaiian)

    0


    1.7



    0


    1.6
    Caucasian or White
    91.8
    56.6

    17.4
    66.6

    Mexican American, Mexican Origin

    0.3

    4.4

    0

    4.1
    Asian American, Oriental, Pacific Islander

    1.4

    5.2

    4.3

    4.1
    Puerto Rican, Cuban, Other Latino or Hispanic

    0.3

    3.6


    0


    3​.3
    Other
    3.1
    2.6
    4.3
    2.6
    ​Prefer not to respond​​
    ​2.4
    ​3.3
    ​65.2
    3​



    Sex
    ​​02%
    ​​​03%​



    ​AUB
    ​NN
    ​AUB
    ​NN
    ​Male
    ​49.3​42.9
    52.8
    42.9
    ​Female
    50.7
    57.1
    47.2
    57.1



    • % of male students in 03 increased to 53% from 49%
    • Male/female ratio is higher in Lebanon as compared to US

    GPA
    ​​02%
    ​​​03%​


    ​AUB
    ​NN
    ​AUB
    ​NN
    A to A
    ​23.2​​
    22.8
    20.6
    20.7
    A to B
    29.1​
    29.7
    30.5
    30.2
    B to B
    21.6​
    23.1
    20.5
    24.1
    ​B to C
    9
    16.6
    5.7
    17
    C to C
    2.3
    5.3
    1.5
    5.6
    C to D
    0
    1.1
    0.3
    1
    ​Below D
    0
    0.1
    0
    0.1
    Does not apply
    14.7
    1.3
    21
    1.3


    • Lower % in 03 in A to A- category, from 23 to 21%, now similar to US norms (21%)
    • Lower % in low GPAs (7% vs 23%) than US norms
    • Higher % in 03 of do not apply category


    Number of Students in Your High School Graduating Class
    ​​
    02%
    ​​​
    03%​


    ​AUB
    ​NN
    ​AUB
    ​NN
    Fewer than 25
    27.4
    5.2
    25.7
    5.5
    25-99
    49.4
    18.4
    48.6
    18.4
    100-199
    15.6
    20.4
    15
    20.6
    200-399
    6.7
    31.7
    9.5
    31.6
    400-599
    0.5
    15.8
    0.5
    15.7
    600-799
    0.2
    4.8
    0.1
    4.6
    800-999
    0.2
    1.9
    0.3
    1.8
    1000 or Over​
    0
    1.8
    0.3
    1.9


    • Obvious differences in high school class size with US


    Reason to Continue Education after High School

    ​​02 Avg

    ​​​03 Avg


    ​AUB
    ​NN
    ​AUB
    ​NN

    ​1. To become a better-educated person


    2.85

    2.75


    2.88


    2.74

    2. To meet educational requirements for my chosen occupation​​


    2.78


    2.74


    2.79


    2.74

    3. To qualify for a high-level occupation

    2.74​

    2.67

    2.78

    2.67
    ​4. To develop my mind and intellectual abilities

    2.73

    2.6

    2.75

    2.58
    ​5. To increase my earning power
    2.55
    2.63
    2.6
    2.63
    ​6. To become a more cultured person
    2.47
    22.51
    1.9
    ​7. To study new and different subjects
    ​2.41​2.342.43
    2.32
    ​8. To develop personal maturity
    ​2.382.16
    2.39
    2.15
    9. To meet new and interesting people​
    2.03

    2.1
    2.02
    2.09
    ​10. To develop independence from my parents
    1.93​
    1.92
    1.971.93

    • Same reasons were given as most important for both years
    • Items 1, 6, & 8 were more important to AUB students than to American students
    • Otherwise, very similar views between Lebanese and American samples



    Major Source of Funding for Postsecondary Education

    ​​02%

    ​​​03%​​



    ​AUB
    ​NN
    ​AUB
    ​NN
    Parents/Relatives
    93
    51.1
    90.4
    51
    Scholarships (Private, Federal, College, etc.)

    13.8

    31.4


    17.7


    29.8

    Employment While Attending College (Including Work-Study)


    10.1




    31.9



    9.3



    33

    Summer Employment
    10

    29.4
    5.8
    30.1
    Personal Savings​
    6.8
    25.2
    5.5
    26.2
    Educational Grants
    5
    32.6
    8.9
    31.5
    Social Security Benefits
    4.2

    2.3
    4.1
    2.6
    Student Loans
    3.9
    28.5
    4.5
    29.2
    Other Loans (Bank Loans, etc.)

    2.3

    9.7


    2.3


    9.8

    Spouse's Income​
    1.1
    2.9
    0.1
    2.9
    ​​Veteran's Benefits
    0.3
    2.2​​
    0.3
    2.3​


    • Parents are still major source of funding, much higher than US
    • % Dependent on scholarships and grants in 03 is higher 27% vs 19% in 02


    College Impressions: Importance of the Impressions

    ​​02 Avg
    ​​​
    03 Avg



    ​AUB
    ​NN
    ​AUB
    ​NN
    Academic reputation of the college
    3.8

    2.93
    3.85
    2.88
    Availability of a particular program of study

    3.26


    3.18


    3.27


    3.16

    Variety of courses offered
    3.1

    2.94
    3.12
    2.92
    Facilities available (laboratories, classroom facilities, etc.)
    3.05

    2.4
    3.14
    2.37
    Advice of parents or relatives
    2.92

    2.18
    2.94
    2.19
    Contacts with college representatives
    1.94


    1.91
    1.93
    1.9
    Male/female ratio of the student body
    1.53


    1.6
    1.68
    1.61
    Type of Housing Available

    1.41​


    1.8


    1.4


    1.79


    • Academic reputation of the college is # 1 for AUB and mean is higher than US sample
    • Facilities average is also higher for AUB than US
    • Little change for AUB students between 03 and 02


    College Impressions: Agreement/Disagreement with Statements about this College

    ​​02 Avg
    ​​​
    03 Avg



    ​AUB
    ​NN
    ​AUB
    ​NN
    This college has high-quality academic programs

    4.6


    4.02


    4.69


    3.97

    This college has a high-quality program in the subject area I plan to pursue
    4.24

    3.97
    4.24
    3.94
    This college has many activities and organizations for students

    4.15



    3.92


    4.13


    3
    .89
    There are a large number/variety of courses/programs offered at this college

    4.04




    3.91


    4.1


    3.89

    This college has high-quality classroom and laboratory facilities


    3.91



    3.58



    3.93



    3.55

    The cost of attending this college is reasonable

    2.61


    3.9


    2.7


    3.97

    Many students at this college use drugs and/or alcohol

    3.05



    2.9


    2.89


    2.91

    The foreign language requirement at this college is too strict


    2.98




    2.68



    2.99



    2.68

    Many students at this college are more interested in having fun than in studying


    3.1



    2.97



    3



    3



    • No change between AUB students impressions in 03 and 02, except on the drug question which showed a slight decrease
    • Lebanese ratings are, in general,higher than US ones on nearly all items


    Rating of College at Time of Admission
    ​​02%
    ​​​03%​​



    ​AUB
    ​NN
    ​AUB
    ​NN
    First c​hoice
    86.3
    61.9
    84.7
    61.7
    Second choice
    11.7

    27
    12.8
    27
    Third choice
    1
    7.3
    1.3
    7.4
    Fourth or Lower choice
    1​
    3.7
    1.2
    3.9


    • No change between 03 and 02


    Major Source of Information About this College

    ​​02%

    ​​​03%​​



    ​AUB
    ​NN
    ​AUB
    ​NN
    Parents or relatives
    68.1

    33.4
    68.3
    33.9
    Friends at the college
    43.8

    20.2
    43.3
    20.4
    College catalogue
    34.7
    25.3
    35
    24
    Visit(s) to the campus
    33.2

    32.5
    38.5
    30.7
    High school classmates
    32.2

    14.5
    32.1
    14.8
    High school teachers
    29.8

    11.8
    24.8
    12.3
    High school counselors
    26.8

    15.6
    21.4
    15.9
    High school administrators (principal, etc.)

    25.8


    5
    .8

    19.8


    6.1

    College brochure or pamphlet

    23.3


    25.8


    21.4


    24

    College representative's visits to high school​

    19.2


    12.8


    18.4


    11.9


    • Major source of information is still parents and relatives, friends, and then college catalogue
    • Visits to campus increased in importance from 33 to 39%
    • High school teachers, counselors and administrators decreased in importance


    Type of Classes Student Most Prefers to Attend
    ​​02%
    ​​​03%​​



    AUB
    AUB
    Morning Classes
    65.8
    67.1
    Afternoon Classes
    15.3
    17.8
    Evening Classes
    2
    1.9
    Weekend Classes
    0
    0.1
    No Preference
    16.8
    13.1


    • No change in time preferred classes, majority prefers morning
    • Slight decrease in no preference category in favor of afternoon classes



    Type of Class Format Student Most Prefers
    ​​02%
    ​​​03%​​



    AUB
    AUB
    Lecture
    18.2​
    16.6
    Small-Group
    38.6
    39.3
    Independent Study
    3.6​
    3.1
    Laboratory/Shop
    19.9
    15.5
    Private Tutor
    0.5
    1.9
    Correspondent Course​​
    0
    0.4
    Other
    ​0.5
    0.9
    ​No Preference
    ​18.7
    ​​22.3​


    • Small-group is still #1 in preference of class format (40%) followed by lab/shop or lecture.
    • No preference category slightly increased to 22% from 19%



    Special Help Needed To Continue Education
    ​​AUB 02%
    ​​​AUB 03%​​



    YES
    NO
    YES
    ​NO
    Selecting an appropriate career

    49.2

    45.5


    48.9


    48.2

    Improving public speaking skills

    41.2


    53.7


    45.1


    51.3

    Developing better study skills and habits

    38.1


    56.6


    35.5


    61.6

    Improving test making skills
    33.5

    60.5
    31.9
    64.3
    Identifying a major area of study

    27.2


    66


    29.7


    66.3

    Improving mathematics skills

    30.6


    64.8


    25.5


    71

    Expressing ideas in writing
    23.4

    72
    23.3
    73.8
    ​Improving reading comprehension
    21.2


    73.7

    17.9

    78.8


    • Two most important areas are same: selecting appropriate career (50%) & improving public speaking skills (42-45%)
    • A slight decrease in importance of better study habits, test taking skills and improving math skills
    • Slight increase in importance of identifying a major area of study


    Extracurricular activities choice at this college
    AUB ​​02%
    AUB ​​​03%​​



    Would like to participate
    Would not like to participate
    Would like to participate
    Would not like to participate
    Cheerleading
    6.5​
    86
    7.1
    84.4
    Vocal Music​
    9.4
    83.9
    12.5
    80.6
    Student Government
    18.1

    76.1
    24.1
    67.4
    Dramatics, Theater
    22.4
    71.3
    25.1
    67.8
    Instrumental Music
    25.1
    69.6
    26
    67.2
    Intramural Athletics
    22.9
    68.7
    27.5
    62.5
    Student Radio or T.V.
    29.2

    63.4
    29.3
    62.1
    Debate
    30.8
    61.9
    31.6
    61
    Student Publications
    35.4
    58.1
    36.1
    55.8
    Campus or Community Service Organizations​

    34.7

    58.8


    37.3


    54.9

    ​Departmental Clubs
    32.8
    61
    39
    52
    Varsity Athletics​
    40.7

    53
    45.4
    46.4
    ​Special Interest Groups (Sailing Club, Dance Club, etc)

    49.4




    43.6


    51.8



    41.2​


    • Special interest groups & varsity athletics are still most favorite choices
    • Departmental clubs & campus/community service organizations gained importance in 03


    When decision made to attend this college
    ​​02%
    ​​​03%​​




    AUB
    AUB
    During 9th Grade
    6.3
    5.8
    During 10th Grade
    15.7
    10.4
    Before 9th Grade
    18.2
    16.1
    After Completing High School
    15.7
    19.1
    During 11th Grade
    16.2
    20.8
    During 12th Grade​​
    27.8
    27.8



    • 28% decide during 12 th grade
    • Higher % in 03 (20% vs 16%)) decided after completing high school or in 11 th grade