A new study conducted by HSBC reports that employed university students spend more time working at their jobs than being in class, going to the library or even studying. The study surveyed more than 1500 students between the ages of 18 and 34 in both undergraduate and graduate programs in addition to more than 10,000 parents enrolled in classes.
On average, students spend at least 4.2 hours per day at their jobs which is double or more time than they spend in lecture or at libraries.
Leaders note that it is alarming that students are spending more time working to make money to sustain their education than actually reaping the benefits of their time at university. Students in the U.S. have the highest student-loan debt in history, as reported by Philly news.
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