When it comes to the costs, parents willspend an average of nearly $1,400 on their children’s education, whether it’s for pencil crayons, the works of Aristotle or anything that falls under the Statistics Canada category for education spending.
Those in university face steep tuition fees. The average tuition now costs $5,772. Dentists-in-training pay the most, at a whopping $17,300, while future educators fork over the least, at $4,400for teachers’ college.
By the time they reach university, nearly all students will have cellphones. But even the young ones won’t be sent to school without a way for parents to reach them.
An estimated one-quarter of Grade 4 students have their own cellphone. For Grade 7 students, that proportion rises to half, and by Grade 11, it’s 85 per cent.
When it comes to time spent in the classroom, university students typically spend the least, with only 15 in-class hours per week.
But with an average 17 hours outside the classroom spent on reading textbooks and working on assignments, the hours on academics adds up to a grand total of 32. Never mind the average of 18 hours of paid work many will be doing on top of that to help with tuition costs.