Campus Ministry

National Survey of Student Engagement (2009)

The National Survey of Student Engagement is administered nationally each spring and in alternating years at Carroll College to a random sample of first-year students and senior-year students. The survey results provides Carroll College with national benchmark data to compare the student learning experiences of Carroll students to the student learning experiences of students at similar institutions.

Developing a deepened sense of spirituality

 Carroll
First-Year
Students 
National
First-Year 
Students 
Carroll
Senior-Year
Students 
National
Senior-Year
Students 
Very Little 17% 32%23% 38% 
Some 18%28% 22% 28% 
Quite a Bit 30%22% 30% 17% 
Very Much 34%19% 26%17% 


Carroll College students reported having more experiences with developing a deepened sense of spirituality than the national benchmark for similar institutions. First-year Carroll students reporting "quite a bit" or "very much" was 64% compared to 41% for similar institutions, and senior-year Carroll students reported 56% compared to 34% for the same experiences.


Developing a personal code of values and ethics

 Carroll
First-Year
Students 
National
First-Year 
Students 
Carroll
Senior-Year
Students 
National
Senior-Year
Students 
Very little11%   9%  9%   9% 
Some25%25% 12% 24% 
Quite a bit 33%36% 40% 34% 
Very much32%30% 39%34% 


Carroll College students reported slightly less as first-year students and more as senior-year students for developing a personal code of values and ethics than the national benchmark for similar institutions. First-year Carroll students reporting "quite a bit" or "very much" was 65% compared to 66% for similar institutions, and senior-year Carroll students reported 79% compared to 68% for the same experiences.


Participating in activities to enhance your spirtuality

 Carroll
First-Year
Students 
National
First-Year 
Students 
Carroll
Senior-Year
Students 
National
Senior-Year
Students 
Never22% 37%28% 39% 
Sometimes37%31% 35% 30% 
Often 16%16% 18% 14% 
Very often25%16% 19%17% 


Carroll College students reported having more opportunities to participate in activities to enhance spirituality (worship, meditation, prayer, etc.) than the national benchmark for similar institutions. First-year Carroll students reporting "often" or "very often" was 41% compared to 32% for similar institutions, and senior-year Carroll students reported 37% compared to 31% for the same experiences.

Student Life Annual Survey (2011)

The Student Life Annual Survey is administered each spring as an on-line survey. This year we had 384 students of the 1400 students enrolled for Spring 2011 submit responses.

 Strongly
Agree
Agree Disagree Strongly
Disagree 
Unable to
Evaluate 
I believe Carroll College communicates its Catholic identity to prospective students.   27.3%58.1%  7.0%  1.7%  5.8%
Carroll College hosts programs and speakers to support its Catholic identity.  28.5%57.6%  4.9%  1.7%  7.3% 
Carroll College offers opportunities to learn about Catholic faith traditions.  37.2%53.8%  2.6%  0.9%  5.5% 
Carroll College hosts programs and speakers to support faith development.  28.6%54.5%  7.0%  1.2%   8.7%
Carroll College offers opportunities to learn about social justice.  18.6%55.5%   10.5%  2.3%  13.1%
Carroll College offers opportunities to engage in service.  42.5%50.7%  3.8%  0.0%  2.9% 
Carroll College offers opportunities for faith development for Catholics and non-Catholics. 28.3%50.1% 10.8% 4.7% 6.1% 
Carroll College offers opportunities to participate in social justice programs for Catholics and non-Catholics.  15.3% 45.4% 14.1% 3.9%  21.3% 



How would you describe your faith development at Carroll College?

  20112010 2009 2008 2007 
I believe my faith has grown.  45.2% 42.4%44.9% 40.5% 44.6% 
I believe my faith has diminished.  12.2%13.0%   8.9% 10.6%   7.7% 
I believe my faith has remained the same.  30.0%31.7% 34.3% 39.7%33.1%
I do not practice a faith.  12.5%13.0%11.8%   9.2% 11.3% 

Student Engagement

 

15 Kirchen Ministers

Headlights Service Immersion Trips

  • 12 students Oct 2009 - Browning, MT
  • 8 students Jan 2010 - Browning, MT
  • 21 students Mar 2010 - Rochester, NY, and Cincinnatti, OH
  • 18 students May 2010 - Guatemala 

Pilgrimage to Rome/Assisi, Italy

  • 22 students - Spring 2010

Search Retreat

  • 62 students - Fall 2009
  • 79 students - Spring 2010

Class Retreat

  • 132 students - Freshmen Retreat 2010
  •   57 students - Sophomore Retreat 2010
  • 40 students - Junior/Senior Retreat 2010

Sacraments of Initiation

  • 18 students - Spring 2010


Faith Development

How would you describe your faith development at Carroll College?
45.2%   I believe my faith has grown.
30.0%   I believe my faith has remained the same.
12.2%   I believe my faith has diminished.
12.5%   I do not practice a faith.

Source: Student Life Annual Survey (2011)

Attending Church

How frequently do you attend Mass or a religious service in your faith tradition while at Carroll?
  6.7%   Daily
32.7%   Weekly
  7.9%   Twice a Month
  7.9%   Once a Month
  4.7%   Once in Two Months
  2.0%   Once in Three Months
  8.7%   Once in Four Months
19.4%   I do not attend Mass or a religious service in my faith tradition while at Carroll.

Source: Student Life Annual Survey (2011)