10 Ways College Students Use Technology

A recent study from NortonLive reveals that 1/3 of college students find technology issues to be among their top three stressors (even more so than financial issues or studying for finals). With 73% of college students reporting that a malfunctioning device would negatively affect their grades, the important role of technology in college life becomes evident.

Other findings from the study include:

  • College students spent an average of $760 on technology last year
  • 81% of students said a laptop/desktop computer malfunction would be a “complete disaster”
  • Nearly 1 in 4 (24%) college students said they would purchase a new tech device if they were unable to repair it themselves

With the amount college students are spending on technology, keeping their devices functioning is an important factor for success. That’s why when it comes to fixing their devices, college students reported putting more trust in paid tech support than they do in themselves, family, friends, or free tech support. A new infographic from the folks at NortonLive spells out exactly what matters to students. Surprise! It’s technology!nortonlive college tech survey