More Colleges Using Facebook to Learn About Applicants, Study Says

September 22, 2011 Updated Sep 22, 2011 at 1:53 PM EDT

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More Colleges Using Facebook to Learn About Applicants, Study Says

September 22, 2011 Updated Sep 22, 2011 at 1:53 PM EDT

A new study shows more colleges are using Facebook to learn about applicants than ever before, according to a USA Today story.

The study, which was done by Kaplan Test Prep, finds that nearly 25 percent of admissions officials at 500 colleges surveyed said they used Facebook to evaluate applicants, compared to six percent a year ago, according to the report.

Read the USA Today story HERE.