Study: Hennepin Tech Student Voting Rate Surged to 44% in 2018
A new study shows voting rates among college students nearly doubled between the previous two midterm elections. Student voting rates at Hennepin Technical College in Brooklyn Park showed a similar spike.
In 2014, during the middle of President Barack Obama’s second term, the student voting rate at Hennepin Tech was 24.4 percent. In 2018, two years after President Trump was elected, the voting rate went up to 44.2 percent.
Tufts University’s Institute for Democracy & Higher Education in Massachusetts conducted the national study. It showed voting rates at campuses across the country rose from 19.7 percent in 2014 to 39.1 percent in 2018, an increase of nearly 20 percentage points.