Friday, September 1, 2017

Back to School: The Ratio of Cats to College Students in Each State Provided by Educents

From the Educents Blog:"No, we know that cats can’t actually read. But they’re the perfect companion for stressed-out students! College is full of long nights of studying, stressing, and speed-writing overdue term papers. It’s all about the grind, and nobody knows how much hard work pays off better than college students. The answer may have been stalking in front of us all along: perhaps college students should own cats!"
The folks at Educent "created a map comparing the number of students enrolled in college to the number of cats registered in each state. Is your state highly educated but low on cats? How many households own cats in your state? What does it all mean? Check out our map below to see the ratio of cats to college students in your state."
Click on your state to check it out!

HERE ARE THE RESULTS FOR MICHIGAN:

Michigan
3.91 cats per university student
21,802 cats per university
2,420,000 total cats
31.3% of households have cats





35 comments:

  1. Almost 4 cats per university student?? Wow! Almost none of my student friends had cats while we were studying.

    I couldn't agree more that cats are perfect study buddies, but I also see a lot of potential problems.

    At least in Finland, it can be very difficult to find affordable housing where pets are allowed. Veterinary costs are difficult to cover for a student. Additionally, at least in Europe, students tend to move a lot, go abroad, and at times, are hardly ever at home.

    However, students are of course no homogeneous group, so the above mentioned points are certainly not true to every student. :)

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    1. You mentioned some excellent points and I agree with each and every one of them!

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  2. Those are interesting statistics. As part of my therapy cat duties, I visit a couple of college campuses.

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    1. Summer I LOVE that you visit colleges too! Love it!

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  3. WOW, are we popular or WHAT? It's getting to be like that Japanese island where kitties RULE!!!

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  4. That is quite interesting!
    I never saw any kitties in the dorms where my sons went to school...and nevfur heard of any others doing that. Maybe the kitties were all in hiding to be incognito so they wouldn't be evicted?

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    1. I'm trying to remember back........I don't think pets were allowed in the dorms.........I know of people who had dogs in apartments at college but I didn't see any cats either.

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  5. I just worry that some college students are not mature enough to take proper care of a cat.

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  6. Interesting! My state of Maryland as 4.59 cats/college student and 27,950 cats/university (funny, I don't remember seeing ANY cats when I was in college!).

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  7. as someone in rescue, I can tell you that we don't normally adopt to college students without serious exception. it is all fun and games until summer comes around and they go home for the school year....

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    1. hopefully not all of them would be that way. You make a good point, but I would pray the cats would go with them.

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    2. Yup. I didn't see this till I made my comment.

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  8. Maine has the most cats per student. This is way cool.

    Have a purrfect day, Cody. My best to your wonderful mom. ♥♥♥

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  9. What an interesting map! Too bad there is not a Canadian one.
    And I do believe that college students are just as responsible as "other" adults. I have some in my family (with pets) and they are (in most cases) more responsible that many of my (60ish) friends!
    Barb (Marv's Mom)

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  10. This was crazy interesting to read. I never even thought about this before. I wonder what the statistics are like here.

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  11. Mom says I have PhD in the art of snapping.
    Hugs madi your bfff

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  12. "Perhaps college students should own cats!"
    "How many households own cats in your state?"
    Excuse Us! OWN cats?!
    What planet are these humans living on?

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    1. Good point...should be "live with cats......".......

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  13. Bear and school didn't exactly go well together. I went back to college to take all the courses I needed to take the CPA exam ... and Bear ripped up my textbooks, my homework ... EVERYTHING at least had fang marks. Not that I'd have it any other way!

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  14. We didn't have cats until long after I'd graduated from college, but having a furry friend would have definitely made the experience better!

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    1. I didn't have a cat til I was loooong out of college too! Glad I'm not the only one!!

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  15. Of course the cats are the more educated species!

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  16. How interesting! According to these statistics, Connecticut has 3.94 cats per university student.

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  17. That's a lot of cats per student.
    Statistics are weird sometime.
    Bonne soirée.
    Natacha

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  18. That is really interesting!
    Who knew...?
    Cats are just cool, period, end of story!

    Have a wonderful weekend...

    Noodle and crew

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  19. Interesting (but strange) figures. Sounds like a cat-loving statistician was bored.

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  20. Interesting! I think college students are way too busy to properly care for a cat though. Plus money could be an issue as well, I would think.

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  21. The more cats you have the higher your IQ! Right?!

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  22. Pets are always such a comfort to anyone who owns them.

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  23. True...but sadly many are abandoned when the student leaves. I'm sorry. Had to say what I have read so many times. :-( xxx

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  24. Very interesting! MI beats CA in households with cats!

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