Phi Beta Cons

The Right take on higher education.

Hey Kids


You may be in college, but you and your parents still think you have some growing up to do:

The study asked the parents of 392 college students from four campuses—a public university on the West Coast, another in the Midwest, a liberal-arts college, and a private religious university in the mid-Atlantic region—if their children had reached adulthood.

Only 16 percent of the mothers and 19 percent of the fathers in the study agreed that their college-age students were adults. The students in the survey responded in a similar manner, with 16 percent saying they were adults.


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