Living At Home Post-Graduation is the New Normal

August 01, 2016


Leaving the Nest



Despite the feeling of freedom that is experienced on commencement, 58 percent of recent college graduates find themselves living back at home after graduation, according to a new study released from Barnes & Noble College and Money. While most students and parents expect this reality, the confirmation provides insight to how universities and their constituents can work together to enhance the post-grad transition process. This is just a snapshot of the eye-catching findings uncovered through Barnes & Noble College’s “Value of College” Study conducted as part of the Company’s College Insights platform, which regularly taps into its network of more than 10,000 students, parents and faculty to better understand the thinking, behaviors and expectations of current and future college students and other constituencies. The research explored everything from the value of college versus the cost, to the realities of life after graduation.


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