Current Cheating Statistics

(sources: nocheating.org and the International Center for Academic Integrity)

•  Academic cheating is defined as representing someone else's work as your own. It can take many forms, including sharing another's work, purchasing a term paper or test questions in advance, paying another to do the work for you.
•  Statistics show that cheating among high school students has risen dramatically during the past 50 years.
•  In the past it was the struggling student who was more likely to cheat just to get by. Today it is also the above-average college bound students who are cheating.
•  73% of all test takers, including prospective graduate students and teachers agree that most students do cheat at some point. 86% of high school students agreed.
•  Cheating no longer carries the stigma that it used to. Less social disapproval coupled with increased competition for admission into universities and graduate schools has made students more willing to do whatever it takes to get the A.
•  Grades, rather than education, have become the major focus of many students.
•  Fewer college officials (35%) believe that cheating is a problem, in this country than do members of the public (41%).