The mobile lives of college students


Nowadays, college students aren’t just concerned with grades or finding best parties. Their smartphones are part of their daily routine: on the bus, waiting in line, in bed and even while driving, college students can’t seem to put their phones down. 52% say they often check their phones before getting out of bed in the morning, according to one study. Nearly half do so while in bed at night before they fall asleep.

Among another notable findings: 45% say they never play to solo video games on their smartphone, email has nearly caught text messaging as the most popular use for smartphones among college students and nearly half of students use their phones to check the weather.

The Internet education portal OnlineColleges pulled this data and more from sources including the Pew Internet & American Life Project, University of Colorado and Nielsen to produce the infographic just below.


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