Results of 2010 Cooperative Institutional Research Programme (CIRP) Freshman Survey were released on January 26th. The survey is the largest and longest running study of American students, and includes responses from over 20,000 students at 279 Baccalaureate universities and colleges. This years report confirms an encouraging continued downward trend in the consumption of alcohol and the amount of time spent ‘partying’. However it also notes that students’ self rated emotional health is at an all-time low, while the percentage of students who feel frequently overwhelmed is at an all-time high.
The survey is sponsored by UCLA and the American Council on Education and conducted by the Higher Education Research Institute (HERI) at UCLA’s Graduate School of Education and Information studies.