The Decline Of Studying

by Patrick Appel

Room For Debate asks how much smarter college makes students. Philip Babcock's contribution:

Full-time college students in the 1960s studied 24 hours per week, on average, whereas their counterparts today study 14 hours per week. The 10-hour decline is visible for students from all demographic groups and of all cognitive abilities, in every major and at every type of college.