College has changed a lot over the past several decades. Give us some of the key characteristics of the students who attend college today.
- first – what are they studying
- top three majors are business, liberal arts, and health related majors – with a total of over 4 million majors in 2017
- in contrast, the STEM fields have just over 1.5 million majors
- although many stories of students with 6 figure loans, most have total loans under $20,000
- in terms of work during school, less than 10% full time students work more than 35 hours per week, whereas 50% of part time students work over 35 hours per week