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College Graduates Drink More, Poll Finds

First Posted: 08/04/10 09:26 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 06:15 PM ET

College Drinking

According to a recent poll, college graduates drink more than those with a high school degree or less.

Gallup.com reports that 67 percent of people across the country imbibe alcohol, with 71 percent of college graduates reporting alcohol use and 58 percent of high school graduates.

Excessive drinking rates remain high on campus. In 2008, the Center for Science in the Public Interest reported that 44 percent of college students binge drink and full-time students are more likely to drink heavily than are those who either go to school part-time or not at all.

USA Today recently reported that schools are not doing much to combat student binge drinking. According to a University of Minnesota study, many college administrators responded in a survey that they made little to no effort to comply with the U.S. National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism's 2002 recommendations to curb student alcohol use.

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Filed by Ariel Doctoroff  |