US college students become more caring and spiritual

December 18, 2007

Students become increasingly caring, spiritual and liberal during their first 3 years of college, according to a new UCLA study.  The national "Spirituality in Higher Education" project found that 50.4% of junior students believed that "integrating spirituality" into their lives was very important or essential, while only 42.8% of the same class felt so during their freshman year.  The same trend was seen for helping others, which jumped from 54.6% to 66.6% between the freshman and junior years.