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Young people attending private colleges and universities are more likely to volunteer: 64 percent of 16- to 24-year-olds at private colleges and universities volunteered, whereas only 22 percent of all 16- to 24-year-olds in the general population did.

Source: National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU), 2011, Independent Colleges and Universities: A National Profile. U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, NPSAS: 2008. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Volunteering in the United States, 2008, and U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics