October 2017 Data Nugget

October 31st, 2017 - 4:21pm

COM students are more likely to vote than students at other two-year colleges in the U.S. 

According to the Institute for Democracy & Higher Education’s National Study of Learning, Voting, and Engagement (NSLVE), the percentage of COM students registering to vote has increased. In 2012, 66 percent were registered to vote compared to 74 percent in 2016. 

Also, they are increasingly likely to vote. Of those registered to vote, 78 percent voted in 2012 and 84 percent voted in 2016.  

Based on comparisons in the NSLVE study, COM students' voting rate was 5 percent higher in 2012 and 12 percent higher in 2016 than other two-year colleges across the nation (including both public and private).