More Freshmen Than Ever Appear Disengaged From Their Studies, Survey Finds

Proportion saying they were bored by or slept through high-school classes hits all-time high

More college freshmen than ever seem to believe that an education is to be endured rather than enjoyed.

Although a record number of freshmen plan to pursue a graduate degree, the proportion who report having been bored by -- or sleeping through -- their high-school classes is also at an all-time high, according to a new survey.

The survey of freshmen has been conducted annually for 31 years by the Higher Education Research Institute at the University of California at Los