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Today's Students [INFOGRAPHIC]

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The life of a college student has never looked so different. To help paint a picture of exactly what millennial students are experiencing (the good and the bad), we’ve created a list of the “Top 7 Trends of Today’s College Students.” Whether you’re an actual student, a parent, an employer, or an educator…this information is important to know!

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Today's Students [INFOGRAPHIC]

  1. 1. 7ThingsYouShould KnowAboutToday’s CollegeStudent #1.BachelorDegreeCompleted&inDebt 1. Academicsand/or Time Management 3. Making futureplans 2.Financial, social, extracurricular, housing,or familystress $20,340 studentdebthas TRIPLED inthepast20YEARS D e b t distribution (huffingtonpost.com)) $32,795 In2013,52%ofcollegestudentsagreedthat: “Myneedtopaystudentloandebtis hamperingmyabilitytofurthermy career”(ASAStudy) #2.FightingtheFreshman15 2015AverageCollegeStudent DebtintheU.S.: >$35,000 CollegeStudents... eatmore drinkmore(21+beverages) moveless “Somuchofcollegeis builtaround social calorieconsumption. ifit’snotsocial,it’s emotionaleating.” (Cohen442) 59%ofcollegestudentsstudiedagreedthat theirdiethasgonedownhillsincethey startedcollege (usatoday.com) > < #3.Underemployment:TheTrueFiasco [Theconditioninwhichpeopleinalaborforceare employedatlessthan full-timeorregularjobsorat jobsinadequatewithrespecttotheir trainingoreconomicneeds.(merriam-webster)] Unemployed Underemployed Underemploymentrate intheU.S.March2015: 15.5% “We’rewillingtodo whatever ittakestogetajob right now,becauseweknowthat it’s competitive.” - Pompelia,Ligonier,Pennsylvania (bloomberg.com) “AccordingtoBLS,theeconomywillcreate 50.6 millionjobopenings by2022and only27.1% willrequirecollegedegrees.”(pbs.org) #4.TsunamiofSocialMedia 87% 53% 37% 34% 23% 2014%UseAmong18-29yearold (PewResearchCenter) VS Helpful Distracting Where’sthebalance... “~2/3 ofthestudents reportedusing electronicmediawhile inclass,studying,or doinghomework” (Johnson&WalesUniversity) MostPopularMajors MostPaidMajors MostUniqueMajors 1.BusinessAdministration&Management 2.GeneralPsychology 3.Nursing 4.Biology 5.TeacherEdu.& Pro.Dev. PuppetArts TurfgrassScience Bagpiping FarrierScience ComicArt1.PetroleumEngineer 2.ActuarialMath 3.NuclearEng. 4.Chem.Eng. 5.Electronics&CommunicationsEng. #6.DearStress,Let’sbreakUp TopCausesofStressforCollegeStudents (rampages.us) 85% ofcollegestudents feel stressedonadailybasis(collegeparents.org) #7.TheSkyisOurLImit MostPopularPlacestoStudyAbroad2015 (topuniversities.com) Paris,France Melbourne,Australia London,England Sydney,Australia HongKong,Japan Millennials:“StudyAbroadGeneration” Sources: (MarkKantrowitz,WSJ.com) (usnews.com/cartoons) (statista.com) (zerohedge.com) (fastweb.com) (payscale.com) (college.usatoday.com) Cohen,Harlan.TheNakedRoommate:And107OtherIssuesYouMightRunintoinCollege.Naperville,IL:Source,2009.Print. http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2015/05/08/congratulations-class-of-2015-youre-the-most-indebted-ever-for-now/ http://college.usatoday.com/2014/10/26/same-as-it-ever-was-top-10-most-popular-college-majors/ http://college.usatoday.com/2015/03/03/campaign-aims-to-double-number-of-u-s-students-abroad-in-4-years/ http://rampages.us/ewilliams/2014/07/24/77/ http://scholarsarchive.jwu.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1004&context=mba_student http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/news/health/diet/2002-01-10-college-eating.htm http://www.asa.org/site/assets/files/2205/life_delayed.pdf http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2014-06-05/college-graduates-struggle-to-find-employment-worth-a-degree http://www.collegeparents.org/members/resources/articles/your-college-student-stressed-probably http://www.fastweb.com/career-planning/articles/the-35-weird-but-cool-college-majors http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/11/19/student-debt-map_n_6168396.html http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/underemployment http://www.payscale.com/college-salary-report/majors-that-pay-you-back/bachelors http://www.pbs.org/newshour/making-sense/many-college-grads/ http://www.pewinternet.org/2015/01/09/demographics-of-key-social-networking-platforms-2/ http://www.statista.com/statistics/205240/us-underemployment-rate/ http://www.topuniversities.com/blog/15-best-places-study-abroad-2015 http://www.usnews.com/cartoons/economy-cartoons http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2014/11/13/average-student-loan-debt-hits-30-000 http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-07-05/june-payrolls-195k-much-higher-expected-underemployment-rate-soars-143 (college.usatoday.com) #5.TheMajorConglomerate

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