In 2013, women generally don’t go to college for their “MRS” degrees — meaning, going to college to find a young man with a good education and high earning potential — instead, they often focus on education and career before getting married.
A 2011 Pew Research survey found that the median age of first marriage was around 27 for women and 29 for men — years after college graduation.
That doesn’t mean college students have stopped finding their fiancés in the undergraduate dating pool.
A Facebook Data Sciences study released last week found that about 28% of married graduates attended the same college as their spouse. About 15% of individuals on Facebook attended the same high school as their spouse.
Though the results are limited by the population on Facebook and how diligently users update their relationship statuses, people clearly are still meeting their future partners in college.