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Cooperative Institutional Research Program annual reports

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: RITArc-0649

Scope and Contents

CIRP annual reports contain national normative data on the characteristics of students attending American colleges and universities as first-time, full-time freshmen. The freshman data reported is weighted to provide a normative profile of the American freshman population for use by individuals engaged in policy analysis, human resource planning, campus administration, educational research, and guidance and counseling. The data are also useful to the general community of current and future college students, their parents, and college faculty.


  • Creation: 1991-1992, 1995-1999, 2001-2003


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to researchers.

Biographical / Historical

The Cooperative Institutional Research Program (CIRP) is a national longitudinal study of the American higher education system. It is regarded as the most comprehensive source of information on college students.

Established in 1966 at the American Council on Education, the CIRP is now the nation's largest and oldest empirical study of higher education, involving data on some 1,900 institutions, over 15 million students, and more than 300,000 faculty. CIRP surveys have been administered by the Higher Education Research Institute since 1973. The CIRP longitudinal program consists of the Freshman Survey (TFS), Your First College Year (YFCY) Survey, Diverse Learning Environments Survey (DLE), and the College Senior Survey (CSS).



0.417 Linear Feet (1 document box)




Cooperative Institutional Research Program annual reports from 1991-1992, 1995-1999, 2001-2003. The reports provide data and surveys about college freshman. There are a total of ten reports.


Reports are arranged chronologically.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Collection of reports were deposited with the RIT Archives in December 2015 by the RIT Office of Student Affairs.

Accession number(s): 2015:110

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Processing Information

Finding aid created by Jody Sidlauskas in February 2016.

Cooperative Institutional Research Program annual reports
RIT Archives
Jody Sidlauskas
9 February 2016
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Repository Details

Part of the RIT Archives Repository

Rochester NY 14623 USA