More than half of college students fear the future, according to a recent survey published by Fortune magazine. Anxiety continues to grow among the demographic, Factors contributing to the stress include housing, parental expectations and commuting to school.
“I have a lot of anxiety and a lot of worries considering that my sibling and I are the first people to attend college in our family,” Ashley Montero, a college freshman, said. “My parents… I feel like I have the responsibility to provide for them.”
Time and time again, undergrads make sacrifices in hope of creating a future for themselves.
“Of course, there are outside factors that affect how students relate to or integrate into courses or integrate into college life all together,” said Karla Kennedy, a professor at Florida International University.