Student Research Projects

The Spending Habits of the College Student

Student Jacob Abrams
Faculty Mentor(s)
Department Health Services
Course HHS 450: Data Collection and Data Analysis


I made a flyer sheet that had students write in their graduating year, gender, and place of residence (on campus, off campus). They had to fill in their spending habits for things such as for gasoline, groceries, meals off campus, alcohol, and savings. They had to rank their desire to spend money on these things, from 1 (never) to 5 (always). I had 30 students in my study. I took all of this information, and figured out the spending habit for every type of student, from freshman males living on campus to senior females living off campus. There ended up being 16 different combinations to cover every type of student.