Statistics on College Students

When you are a college student you have a lot in common with millions of other people in the world, that are also college students. You don’t think about it often but outside of the bubble you’ve created on campus many people are experiencing the same thing you are. Some twenty-something in California is stressing over a paper that’s due at midnight, just like you are. Some sophomore in Georgia is dealing with a roommate they might not get along with that well. A student in Wisconsin is planning out what they’re doing for the weekend. Whether you choose to believe it or not you are part of the statistics, you are part of the millions of people that attend college every year. So to make your small world seem bigger I’m going to bring you some stats about yourself that you might not have previously known.

  • This school year universities are expected to award 1.8 million bachelor’s degrees, 821,000 master’s degrees, and 177,500 doctorate degrees. That means you’re included in one of those big numbers!
  • Females account for the majority of the population of college students. In the fall it was predicted that 12 million females will attend college, while only 9 million males will. You see this statistic is true at Mis!
  • As of fall 2014, 21 million students were expected to attend colleges and universities.
  • One out of ten Americans carry student debt (don’t worry you won’t be alone!)
  • The average 4-year undergrad student graduates with $25,000 in debt (as of 2012).
  • The amount that all students and their families are predicted to spend in getting prepared for college is $47.3 billion
  • $956.93 is the predicted average amount that each family will spend on merchandise preparing their child for their first year of college.
  • The average amount of time it takes to complete a bachelor’s degree is 5.6 years.
  • 60% of college students receive no financial help from their families.
  • In 2007, only 19% of the population age 65 and older had a bachelor’s degree.
  • 23% of full-time undergrads, that are younger than 24, work 20 hours or more a week.
  • The average number of college transfers per year is 1,250,000.
  • The average number of college student marriages per year is 42,500.
  • $47,000 per year is the average income of bachelor’s degree graduates.
  • College students drive an average of 934 miles to get to their Spring Break destination.
  • Per year, on average, each college student misses 26 classes.
  • College students have a food budget of $2,800 per year.
  • An iPod is the most common item stolen from college students.
  • An average of 1,125,000 students attend Spring Break each year.
  • 2 parking tickets, on average, are given to each college student each school year.
  • Most college students drive a Toyota Yaris.
  • There are 1,845 private 4-year institutions.
  • One out of four college students report that they feel stressed daily.
  • Male students eat five servings of fruits and veggies per week, while females eat only four.
  • The average number of students enrolling in college per year is 2,350,000.
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About alliegatormu

Hey I'm Allison or otherwise known as Alligator. I am currently a senior (yay grad school!) at MU studying speech-language pathology. I love MU because it reminds me of my high school; it's a tight-knit community where people hold doors for you no matter how far away you are. My favorite time on campus is in the fall, it is absolutely gorgeous. When I'm not studying I'm either reading or watching Netflix (yes I am a junkie). I also really love food, so cooking and baking are fun too!

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