Report: College Students Study Less

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Kids these days! According to the National Survey of Student Engagement, the amount of time college students spend preparing for class each week has dropped from 24 hours a week to about 15 over the past 12 years. Critics say college students are getting lazier and college is getting less demanding academically and more focused on athletics. Others counter that students have had to take on more work to afford higher education and make ends meet.