KETR Local
10:12 am
Wed March 26, 2008

Student survey results released at Texas A&M University-Commerce

Scott Harvey

Commerce – Texas A&M University-Commerce has recently released some student survey results. The Cooperative Institutional Research Program (CIRP) Survey is given to first year A&M-Commerce students and focuses on their high school experiences.

Some of the more noteworthy results were the high numbers of students who commute to school, with nearly 40 % of students who say they commute to school from 50 to 100 miles away. Only 20 % of participants spend more than five hours per week studying, while nearly 70 % work and spend time with friends more than five hours per week. Nearly 24 % say they've had and think they'll need tutoring or remedial work in mathematics.

Click the MP3 icon to listen as Institutional Research Analyst Barbara Forbes talks about how the University is working to meet commuter needs.