June 01, 2007
On an average weekday in the 2003-2005 period, full-time university and college students spent 3.1 hours engaged in educational activities.
Students spent 8.5 hours sleeping, 4.1 hours in leisure and sports activities, and 2.7 hours working, on average.
Traveling took 1.5 hours of the average student day, eating and drinking took 1.0 hour, and grooming, 0.7 hour. All other activities combined averaged 2.4 hours out of the 24-hour weekday.
These data are from the American Time Use Survey. To learn more about how people in various groups spent their time, see Charts from the American Time Use Survey. These data are three-year averages for 2003 to 2005 and are calculated for persons ages 15 to 49 who were enrolled full time at a university or college.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, College students and time use, 2003-2005 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2007/may/wk4/art04.htm (visited May 29, 2015).
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