An Online Colleges research finds a decline in the number of hours that college students spend hitting the books. In fact, the average number of hours spent studying has dropped by 50% since the 1960s.
About 36% of students study less than five hours a week, and it seems that the subjects most guilty of this tendency include architecture, chemistry, art and music. Surprisingly, the study finds that on average, students who studied less than five hours a week have an impressive GPA of 3.6.
According to this study, some of the reasons as to why there is such as huge shift in the number of study hours include laziness, distracting college culture, part-time jobs and the efficiency of modern technology.