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Student Orientation and Learning Communities1 - West Lafayette Campus
(for Fall Semester in Academic Years 2005-06 through 2009-10)
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Orientation Programs

                                 Summer Transition, Advising and Registration (STAR)
 
                          Boiler Gold Rush

                   2005-06

                   2006-07

                   2007-08

                   2008-09

                   2009-10

                       

                   2005-06

                   2006-07

                   2007-08

                   2008-093

                   2009-103

Total Participation            

6,839

7,073

6,489

6,548

6,096

Total First-Year Student Participation                   

4,927

5,462

5,026

5,236

4,981

Percent of New Purdue Students Required to Attend STAR2

83.6%

83.1%

82.3%

82.2%

95.9%

Percent of First-Year Class

68.5%

72.7%

73.0%

74.3%

80.7%

   
 
 

Learning Communities

                                 Learning Communities4
 
                     Residential Learning Communities5

                   2005-06

                   2006-07

                   2007-08

                   2008-09

                   2009-10

                       

                   2005-06

                   2006-07

                   2007-08

                   2008-09

                   2009-10

Total Participation            

1,329

1,409

1,395 

1,410 

1,385 

Total Participation                   

731

843

823 

864 

855 

Percent of First-Year Class

17.3%

18.7%

20.3%

20.0%

22.4%

Percent of First-Year Class

10.2%

11.2%

12.0%

12.2%

13.9%

     
 


1Defined as groups of first-year students who (1) take two or three courses together or (2) share a common academic interest and live in the same residence hall or (3) both.
2 New Purdue Students includes transfers and new beginners.
3Transfer students also participate in Boiler Gold Rush. A total of 318 transfers participated (25.4% of the Transfer Class). The number above reflects only the the number of first-year students participating in BGR. A total of 5,299 students partcipated in BGR, representing 71.4% of all new Purdue students in Fall 2009.
4Total Participation is based on the filled spaces associated with Learning Community offerings. In some cases, students take part in more than one Learning Community. When calculating the percent of the first-year class involved, the number of unique students is used as opposed to the total participation number.
5Residential Learning Communities include a residential component in addition to or in lieu of course clusters. Examples include the Earhart Residential Communities associated with the Women in Science and  Engineering Programs and the Honors Engineering Learning Community.


Source: Student Access, Transition, and Success Programs