97% of students own cell phones, 30% have more than 1 computer

January 8, 2008

A new survey finds that 97% of full-time students between the ages of 18 and 24 own a cell phone.  Laptops were the second most owned personal electronics, held by 79% of respondents.  30% of respondents owned both a laptop and a desktop computer.  73% owned a media player and 14% owned a PDA.  The study also found that most students spend up to 5 hours daily on the Internet, and email was reported as the most popular and preferred communication tool for school related use.