U.S. average back-to-college expenditure of students 2017, by category

Average back-to-college expenditure of students in the United States in 2017, by category

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Release date

July 2017


United States

Survey time period

May 31 to June 13, 2017

Number of respondents


Age group

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

* The study involved two surveys, polling a sample of 1,025 parents with college-going children and 1,025 college-going students, and has a margin of error for the entire sample of plus or minus three percentage points.
Average spend is calculated only for the respondents who plan to purchase at least one item from the above mentioned category.

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