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CIRP Survey: Degree and Career Aspirations

 
CIRP Freshman Survey
Table 1B: Degree and Career Aspirations
  Miami University - Historical Trends   Current Results: 2013
  2009 2010 2011 2012   Miami University Public Universities - High Selectivity
Highest academic degree planned
  None
0.8% 0.6% 0.4% 0.3%   0.2% 0.2%
Vocational certificate 0.0% 0.1% 0.1% 0.0%   0.1% 0.0%
Associate (A.A. or equivalent) 0.2% 0.2% 0.2% 0.1%   0.2% 0.1%
Bachelor's degree (B.A., B.S., etc.) 16.0% 14.5% 20.3% 18.9%   21.2% 14.5%
Master's degree (M.A., M.S., etc.) 47.7% 47.5% 47.4% 48.4%   46.0% 41.0%
Ph.D. or Ed.D. 14.9% 16.9% 15.2% 14.6%   14.0% 21.1%
M.D., D.O., D.D.S., D.V.M. 12.1% 11.8% 9.5% 10.5%   11.8% 16.8%
J.D. (Law) 7.3% 6.6% 6.3% 6.2%   6.1% 5.3%
B.D. or M.DIV. (Divinity) 0.2% 0.3% 0.1% 0.2%   0.1% 0.1%
Other 0.7% 1.4% 0.5% 0.8%   0.4% 0.8%
Student's intended career occupation
  Agricultural/Natural Resources
NA NA NA NA   0.7% 0.7%
Artist 4.9% 5.8% 4.6% 4.1%   4.7% 5.1%
Business 22.5% 18.6% 28.6% 27.9%   23.7% 14.4%
Business (Administrative Assistant) NA NA NA NA   0.1% 0.1%
Business (clerical) 1.3% 1.9% 2.4% 1.6%   NA NA
Clergy 0.0% 0.2% 0.1% 0.1%   0.1% 0.5%
College Faculty 0.4% 0.7% 0.6% 0.2%   0.3% 0.6%
Communications NA NA NA NA   1.9% 1.7%
Doctor (MD or DDS) 9.1% 11.2% 8.4% 9.1%   11.4% 17.0%
Education (elementary/secondary) 10.8% 8.6% 7.0% 7.0%   6.2% 3.2%
Engineer 5.6% 5.8% 5.7% 7.0%   6.2% 10.5%
Farmer or forester 0.3% 0.2% 0.4% 0.3%   NA NA
Government NA NA NA NA   2.5% 2.5%
Health professional 6.7% 4.7% 6.3% 6.5%   8.4% 7.3%
Homemaker/Stay at Home Parent 0.1% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%   1.2% 0.8%
Information Technology Professional NA NA NA NA   2.4% 3.0%
Lawyer 5.0% 7.2% 4.8% 4.4%   3.7% 4.1%
Military 0.8% 1.4% 0.8% 0.6%   3.8% 1.6%
Nurse 0.8% 0.7% 1.0% 0.5%   0.3% 1.1%
Research scientist 2.1% 1.6% 1.4% 1.7%   3.0% 4.5%
Service Industry NA NA NA NA   0.3% 0.6%
Skilled worker 0.1% 0.0% 0.2% 0.1%   0.8% 0.3%
Semi-skilled worker 0.3% 0.0% 0.4% 0.2%   NA NA
Social/Non-Profit Services 0.7% 0.7% 0.8% 0.7%   0.5% 0.9%
Unskilled worker 0.5% 0.7% 0.5% 0.6%   NA NA
Unemployed 0.9% 0.7% 0.9% 0.6%   NA NA
Other 13.3% 14.5% 12.6% 13.2%   9.7% 8.4%
Undecided 13.9% 14.7% 12.6% 13.6%   8.2% 11.0%
Student's intended major
  Agriculture
0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%   0.1% 0.2%
Biological & Life Sciences 10.9% 8.1% 9.0% 10.4%   12.3% 19.2%
Business 28.6% 30.1% 35.8% 30.2%   29.7% 14.2%
Education 10.2% 10.2% 6.6% 6.9%   6.3% 2.3%
Engineering 6.5% 11.0% 7.8% 9.2%   11.3% 16.7%
English 1.5% 2.5% 1.2% 1.3%   1.0% 1.4%
Health Professions 6.6% 6.8% 5.2% 6.5%   6.4% 7.1%
History or Political Science 4.8% 5.5% 4.5% 4.4%   4.2% 4.1%
Arts & Humanities 2.0% 2.5% 2.4% 5.8%   4.9% 4.9%
Fine Arts 5.8% 5.9% 4.3% 2.9%   2.6% 1.9%
Mathematics or Computer Science 0.7% 0.4% 1.0% 2.0%   2.9% 4.6%
Physical Science 2.3% 0.8% 1.9% 2.5%   2.5% 3.0%
Social Science 6.9% 7.2% 7.4% 7.4%   5.6% 6.8%
Justice and Security NA NA NA 0.1%   0.1% 0.6%
Library Science NA NA NA 0.0%   0.0% 0.0%
Other Technical 1.1% 1.3% 0.9% NA   NA NA
Other Non-technical 5.1% 3.4% 5.8% 1.4%   1.1% 1.5%
Undecided 7.0% 4.2% 6.1% 8.9%   8.9% 11.7%

 

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