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College Moves: A Look at the College Class of 2013

Very soon, thousands of college students will be donning caps and gowns, grabbing their diplomas and marching into the “real world.” So, what will that world look like? A new infographic from SpareFoot gives a glimpse into that world.Here are just a few nuggets of information in the infographic:

  • 51 percent of college graduates plan to move to a new apartment after school.
  • Among college graduates who are moving, almost three-fourths are relocating away from their college town.
  • 80 percent of college graduates would relocate to a city where they can find a job rather than to their favorite city.

A lot of this year’s college graduates actually will be moving back home, a new survey by Accenture found. One-third of 2013 graduates plan to live at home after graduation, while 44 percent of 2011 and 2012 college grads live at home now, the survey showed.


Okay, the findings from the Accenture survey aren’t too rosy. So, let’s end on a positive note. Here’s one of the best quotes from Steve Jobs’ speech in 2005 to graduates of Stanford University.

“Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma—which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”

No matter where they wind up, here’s wishing the best for the estimated 1.8 million members of the Class of 2013!

Editor's Note: This is a guest post reused with permission and written by John Egan. He is editor-in-chief at SpareFoot.