$80,000 For Beer Pong? Report Shows College Students Learn Little During First Two Years (Besides Party Skills)

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Turns out, students spend more time learning how to master a beer pong than they do completing homework for Psych 101.

Nearly 50 percent of undergraduates show almost no gain in learning in the first two years of college, according to a report based on the book, Academically Adrift: Limited Learning on College Campuses.

The lack of learning is due in large part to the way students spend their time, the study reports. In an average 168-hour week, college students spend just 7 percent of their time studying, while much more of their time is devoted to socializing (50%) and sleeping (24%).

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But rather than place all the blame on students, the report says colleges are to blame for not making academics a priority, pointing to professors who devote more time to research than to teaching students.

Still, with today’s student spending 50% less time studying as compared with students a few decades ago, NewsFeed thinks students will thank themselves later if they put down the beer bong and pick up a book.

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