Working College Students: U.S. Census Data

workThe U.S. Census Bureau recently released a report based on the 2011 American Community Survey regarding the work life of college students.

The School Enrollment and Work Status: 2011 brief highlights statistics on school enrollment and examines the proportion of students who worked and the amount of time they worked over the previous year. For example, the majority of undergraduate college students, 72 percent, worked during the year.

Some other highlights included in the brief are:

–In 2011, 20 percent of college undergraduate students worked full-time, year-round.

–Almost half of graduate students worked full-time, year-round.

–The majority of graduate students, 82 percent, worked at least part-time during the year.

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