Highlights from Higher Ed: Leisurely Reading and Social Networking

RJ Nichol
Sep 7, 2018


That’s the average number of books college graduates in the U.S. read last year. This is five books above the average of all American adults, and the highest for any demographic included in a recent Pew survey. Other insights from this research show that women read more than men, those in the 18-29 year age range read more than any other age group and 86% of those making over $75,000 read at least one book in a one year period, as compared to 60% of those who make under $30,000.

Source: Inside Higher Ed


According to a white paper written by the LaSalle Network, 68% of those students who graduated in 2018 are using social media in their job search. This is an 11% increase from the previous year. From connecting with recruiters on LinkedIn to using conference apps to connect with potential employers, more and more students and graduates are learning how to leverage social media for professional advancement.

Source: Forbes


That’s how many working college students also fall into the lower income demographic, according to a report out of Georgetown’s Center on Education and the Workforce. This means that almost half of the students working their way through college will opt for a two-year degree or certificate program, keeping their costs low and most likely shutting them out of high-income career opportunities. Some won’t even graduate, which will negatively affect their ability to change their economic status.

Source: Education Dive

Up to 2,000

That’s how many deliveries are expected to the West and South quads of University of Michigan Ann Arbor each day during the student move-in period, most of which will come from Amazon Prime. “When we got here this morning, this box was waiting for us in the mailroom,” said one dad who moved his older daughter from New York City to Ann Arbor. “All I have to do is get it up from the mailroom to (my daughter’s) room. That’s a convenience I certainly didn’t have as a kid.” The times, they are a’changing.  

Source: Michigan Live

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