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U.S. students: spending on back-to-college items 2016 vs. 2015, by year of study

The statistic depicts the results of an online survey revealing the expected spending of U.S. students on back-to-college items in 2016 compared to the previous year, by year of study. In that year, some 38 percent of Seniors expected to spend less on back-to-college supplies than in the previous year.

How will your spending this year on back-to-college items compare with what you spent last year?

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Release date

July 2016


United States

Survey time period

June 22 to 27, 2016

Number of respondents


Age group

Special properties

College-going students

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

* Freshmen (n) = 165; Sophomore (n) = 291; Junior (n) = 317; Senior (n) = 281; Graduate (n) = 146.
The study has a margin of error for the entire sample of plus or minus three percentage points.
The original source does not specify the exact age of the respondents.

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