People have come to assume colleges and universities use the latest technology. In fact, a new survey found that 86% of more than 2,000 people surveyed last August and September anticipated an institution’s auxiliary services, including the campus store, to be outfitted with the newest technology, while 81% said use of the latest tech improved their opinion of the institution.
Nearly every respondent (95%) to the survey, conducted for the office-equipment company Ricoh, said they believe college costs have gotten too expensive, but 79% also said a college degree is necessary to landing a good-paying job. The study reported that 65% of respondents believe online classes can help reduce student costs.
At the same time, most students can’t imagine a completely paperless campus, according to a report in Campus Technology. Nearly two-thirds said it would be impossible for students to complete assignments without using paper every day. Just 48% said they could see a paperless campus within the next few years.