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CIRP Survey: Views About Money

 
         CIRP Freshman Survey
Table 4F: Views about Money
  Miami University - Historical Trends   Current Results: 2013
2009 2010 2011 2012   Miami University Public Universities - High Selectivity
In deciding to go to college, how important to you was the following reason? To be able to make more money
  Very important
65.9% NA 68.2% 70.7%   67.5% 69.5%
Somewhat important 27.8% NA 28.0% 24.7%   27.5% 26.0%
Not important 6.3% NA 3.8% 4.6%   4.9% 4.4%
Mean 2.60 NA 2.64 2.66   2.63 2.65
Standard deviation 0.61 NA 0.55 0.56   0.58 0.56
In deciding to go to college, how important to you was the following reason? To be able to get a better job
  Very important
78.0% NA 84.4% 87.2%   87.0% 87.0%
Somewhat important 18.1% NA 14.0% 11.3%   11.3% 11.3%
Not important 3.9% NA 1.6% 1.5%   1.6% 1.8%
Mean 2.74 NA 2.83 2.86   2.85 2.85
Standard deviation 0.52 NA 0.42 0.39   0.40 0.40
What is the importance to you personally of the following? Being very well off financially
  Essential
38.3% NA 42.7% 45.3%   42.4% 43.3%
Very important 38.6% NA 37.9% 38.0%   37.9% 37.6%
Somewhat important 19.8% NA 17.0% 14.7%   17.4% 16.8%
Not important 3.4% NA 2.4% 2.1%   2.3% 2.2%
Mean 3.12 NA 3.21 3.26   3.20 3.22
Standard deviation 0.84 NA 0.81 0.78   0.81 0.80

 

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