BLACKSBURG, Va., Oct. 27, 2008 – Virginia Tech has released highlights from the Profile of Today's College Student survey. The Profile of Today's College Student is administered by the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) and powered by Student Voice – a comprehensive assessment tool for student affairs professionals in higher education.
The survey is designed to provide institutions with a descriptive portrait of their students; a variety of indicators capture information about student beliefs and behaviors.
The Profile of Today’s College Student survey was administered through e-mail in the spring of 2008 to a random sample of Virginia Tech undergraduate students of all academic levels. The profile allows for comparison of Virginia Tech’s respondents to peers nationally. Following are some highlights from the survey results.
Complete reports and detailed numbers of the Profile of Today’s College Student can be found on the Virginia Tech Division of Student Affairs website. The reports address the major sections of the profile including academic integrity, academic involvement, campus involvement, diversity, future aspirations, health and wellness, media and communication, and student opinions. National benchmarks are provided for certain items within each report. For additional information about the survey itself, contact Catherine Amelink, assessment coordinator for the Division of Student Affairs at (540) 231-6272.