2012-2013 Senior Survey
Undergraduate Research Report
Office of Assessment
July 2013
Prepared by:

Christopher Urban
Assistant Director

Amanda Mellenbruch
Undergraduate Assistant
Office of Assessment

Kansas State University

July 2013
2012 - 2013 Senior Survey

Undergraduate Research Report

41.7% of respondents reported participating in a research or creative endeavor
Undergraduate Research Participation
Percentage of Respondents Reporting Participation in Research by Status as U.S. Citizen
Percentage of Respondents Reporting Participation in Research by Gender

Percentage of Respondents Reporting Participation in Research by College

Percentage of Respondents  Reporting Participation in Research by Race/Ethnicity
-2 or less3-45-67-89 or more
American Indian/Alaskan Native
77.8%
11.1%
11.1%
-
-
Asian or Pacific Islander
31.3%
18.8%
25.0%
15.6%
9.4%
Black, Non-Hispanic
63.6%
27.3%
4.5%
4.5%
-
Hispanic/Spanish/Latin American
85.0%
10.0%
-
5.0%
-
Mexican/Mexican American
42.9%
28.6%
21.4%
-
7.1%
White, Non-Hispanic
59.5%
23.8%
10.2%
3.2%
3.3%
Multiracial
75.0%
6.3%
6.3%
6.3%
6.3%
Other
57.1%
14.3%
28.6%
-
-
By Race/Ethnicity
50.0%
25.0%
9.4%
9.4%
6.3%
University Total
59.0%
22.9%
10.6%
3.9%
3.5%
-Arts and SciencesAgricultureEngineeringBusinessHuman EcologyEducationUniversity Total
2 or less
57.0%
66.1%
57.7%
49.5%
57.4%
72.9%
59.0%
3-4
24.6%
21.3%
23.7%
21.1%
23.4%
18.6%
22.9%
5-6
10.0%
7.1%
10.3%
17.9%
12.8%
8.5%
10.6%
7-8
3.6%
4.7%
2.6%
8.4%
4.3%
-
3.9%
9 or more
4.9%
0.8%
5.8%
3.2%
2.1%
-
3.5%
Semesters of Undergraduate Research Activity

Number of Semesters Respondents Reported Research Activity by College

Number of Semesters Respondents Reported Research Activity by US Citizen Status

Number of Semesters Respondents Reported Research Activity by Gender

Number of Semesters of Respondents Reported Research Activity by Race/Ethnicity
Note: The following results contain only responses of those who answered "Yes" to the question "In your undergraduate education, were you involved in a research or creative endeavor".
Contribution of  Undergraduate Research to Academic Success
Note: The following results contain only responses of those who answered "Yes" to the question "In your undergraduate education, were you involved in a research or creative endeavor".
Percentage of Respondents Reporting Research Contributed to Academic Success by U.S. Citizen Status

Percentage of Respondents Reporting Research Contributed to Academic Success by College

Percentage of Respondents Reporting Research Contributed to Academic Success by Gender
Percentage of Respondents  Reporting Research Contributed to Academic Success by Race/Ethnicity
-Arts and SciencesAgricultureEngineeringBusinessHuman EcologyEducationUniversity Total
University research seminar presentation/poster
34.3%
26.0%
31.4%
17.9%
24.5%
16.9%
28.1%
Class presentation
69.3%
71.7%
75.6%
89.5%
67.0%
78.0%
73.5%
Poster at a conference outside of campus
17.5%
14.2%
13.5%
22.1%
13.8%
6.8%
15.5%
Oral presentation at a conference outside of campus
17.8%
15.0%
20.5%
18.9%
14.9%
16.9%
17.6%
Public performance/exhibition on campus
27.5%
12.6%
29.5%
17.9%
18.1%
16.9%
22.6%
Public performance/exhibition outside of campus
14.2%
7.9%
16.7%
13.7%
14.9%
6.8%
13.1%
Peer reviewed publication
22.3%
19.7%
16.7%
16.8%
28.7%
13.6%
20.3%
Other:
11.0%
15.0%
12.8%
4.2%
22.3%
6.8%
12.1%
Dissemination of Undergraduate Research

Percentage of Respondents Reporting Types of Research Dissemination by College

Percentage of Respondents Reporting Types of Research Dissemination by College

Note: The following results contain only responses of those that answered "Yes" to the question "In your undergraduate education, were you involved in a research or creative endeavor".
-American Indian/ Alaskan NativeAsian or Pacific IslanderBlack, Non-HispanicHispanic/ Spanish/ Latin AmericanMexican/ Mexican AmericanWhite, Non-HispanicMultiracialRace-Other
University research seminar presentation/poster
44.4%
34.4%
45.5%
10.0%
42.9%
27.2%
18.8%
42.9%
Class presentation
44.4%
87.5%
86.4%
60.0%
71.4%
73.2%
81.3%
71.4%
Poster at a conference outside of campus
22.2%
18.8%
27.3%
10.0%
28.6%
14.4%
12.5%
14.3%
Oral presentation at a conference outside of campus
22.2%
18.8%
31.8%
15.0%
28.6%
16.0%
37.5%
14.3%
Public performance/exhibition on campus
11.1%
34.4%
22.7%
15.0%
35.7%
22.0%
12.5%
28.6%
Public performance/exhibition outside of campus
11.1%
12.5%
9.1%
10.0%
7.1%
13.0%
12.5%
14.3%
Peer reviewed publication
-
21.9%
31.8%
15.0%
42.9%
19.5%
18.8%
42.9%
Other:
22.2%
-
9.1%
25.0%
7.1%
11.8%
25.0%
-
Dissemination of Undergraduate Research
Note: The following results contain only responses of those that answered "Yes" to the question "In your undergraduate education, were you involved in a research or creative endeavor".

Percentage of Respondents Reporting Types of Research Dissemination by Race/Ethnicity

Percentage of Respondents Reporting Types of Research Dissemination by U.S. Citizen Status

Percentage of Respondents Reporting Types of Research Dissemination by Gender