Which States Have the Most Homework?

In households across the United States, homework is a hot topic. The debate about homework amounts has expanded to community discussions. 

In some communities, local school systems have sought out new solutions such as changing the nature of homework, limiting the amount of time that students spend on homework and in some cases, abolishing homework. 

Yet discussions about homework become more relevant with accurate data about homework amounts. In a study of homework that included thousands of parents, we discovered the average amount of time students are spending on homework. We also found a wide homework gap between states. Students could be spending 66 to 86 percent more time on homework, depending on where they live. 

How does homework in Kansas compare to California? Learn the average amount of homework in your state and find out how it compares to the rest of the country. 

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Average Homework Amounts

Across the country, students spend between 42 minutes and about two hours on homework each night. 

How Much Time Do Students Spend on Homework Each Day?

  • Elementary/Middle School: 42.4 mins
  • High School: 1 hr. 18 mins
  • College: 1 hr. 56 mins

These figures are in sync with estimates from the data the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development. OECD reported that in 2014, U.S. teens spent 6.1 hours on homework each week, which is an hour and 13 minutes on homework each night. Comparatively, high school students in South Korea spend just 2.9 hours per week on homework, and Russian teens have 9.7 hours of homework per week.

Homework in Elementary and Middle School

Young students may not be learning calculus, but the NEA says, “At the elementary school level, homework can help students develop study skills and habits and can keep families informed about their child’s learning.”

Depending on what state you live in, average homework amounts for young students can range between a half-hour to nearly an hour. 

Average Daily Homework for Elementary/Middle School Students

  • California 56.0 minutes
  • Maine 55.7
  • Louisiana 54.0
  • New Mexico 54.0
  • Washington 53.1
  • Indiana 51.8
  • Utah 51.4
  • Nebraska 50.0
  • Vermont 50.0
  • Mississippi 48.0
  • West Virginia 48.0
  • New Hampshire 48.0
  • South Carolina 48.0
  • North Dakota 47.5
  • Texas 46.1
  • South Dakota 45.0
  • New York 44.5
  • Minnesota 44.0
  • Florida 44.0
  • Wisconsin 43.6
  • Virginia 43.3
  • New Jersey 43.2
  • Connecticut 42.0
  • Alaska 42.0
  • Georgia 41.6
  • Michigan 41.1
  • Arizona 40.5
  • Alabama 40.0
  • Idaho 40.0
  • Missouri 40.0
  • Wyoming 40.0
  • Hawaii 40.0
  • Kentucky 39.5
  • Montana 39.0
  • Pennsylvania 38.9
  • Tennessee 38.8
  • Illinois 38.8
  • North Carolina 38.6
  • Oklahoma 37.5
  • Ohio 36.7
  • Massachusetts 36.0
  • Maryland 36.0
  • Delaware 36.0
  • Colorado 35.5
  • Iowa 35.0
  • Arkansas 34.3
  • Oregon 33.0
  • Nevada 30.0
  • Kansas 30.0
  • Rhode Island 30.0

Homework Amounts in High School

In high school, students are studying more advanced concepts while also taking on a more active role in their learning. This means teachers assign more homework than they did in earlier grades. 

However, high schoolers will also find that time management becomes important. Even as homework amounts increase, students may have to juggle college prep, extracurricular activities and after-school jobs.

In some states, average homework amounts are significantly higher than in others, with the range from one hour per night to nearly two hours. 

Average Daily Homework for High School Students

  • Vermont 110.0 minutes
  • Maine 107.2
  • West Virginia 102.0
  • Louisiana 102.0
  • Connecticut   93.0
  • New Mexico   90.0
  • South Dakota   90.0
  • Washington   88.8
  • South Carolina   88.1
  • California   85.7
  • Idaho   85.0
  • Wisconsin   84.5
  • Virginia   84.4
  • Georgia   84.2
  • New Hampshire   84.0
  • Minnesota   82.0
  • Arkansas   81.4
  • Montana   81.0
  • Missouri   80.5
  • Illinois   80.3
  • Indiana   80.1
  • Ohio   77.4
  • Michigan   77.4
  • Texas   77.2
  • Tennessee   76.7
  • New Jersey   76.2
  • Hawaii   75.0
  • Kentucky   75.0
  • North Dakota   75.0
  • Nevada   75.0
  • Arizona   74.4
  • Colorado   73.6
  • Florida   73.2
  • Mississippi   72.9
  • North Carolina   72.9
  • Oregon   72.0
  • Massachusetts   72.0
  • Alaska   72.0
  • Alabama   72.0
  • Pennsylvania   71.6
  • Nebraska   70.0
  • Wyoming   70.0
  • New York   69.6
  • Delaware   66.0
  • Maryland   64.0
  • Oklahoma   63.8
  • Iowa   62.3
  • Utah   60.0
  • Rhode Island   60.0
  • Kansas   60.0

Homework in College

Homework is inevitable in college. While colleges with the most homework do get a reputation, there are also statewide trends where college students in some parts of the country have more homework than students in other locations on average. 

Are you going to college in a state that has high average homework amounts? 

Average Daily Homework for College Students

  • Idaho 141.3 minutes
  • Oregon 140.0
  • Nebraska 135.0
  • Wisconsin 135.0
  • Kentucky 134.3
  • Connecticut 133.3
  • New Mexico 132.0
  • New Hampshire 132.0
  • South Dakota 130.0
  • Arkansas 130.0
  • Nevada 127.5
  • Massachusetts 126.0
  • North Dakota 125.4
  • Georgia 125.2
  • Maine 125.0
  • Missouri 124.5
  • Washington 123.5
  • Virginia 121.1
  • West Virginia 120.0
  • Vermont 120.0
  • Colorado 120.0
  • Illinois 119.1
  • Pennsylvania 118.4
  • South Carolina 118.1
  • Montana 118.0
  • Minnesota 117.8
  • Oklahoma 115.7
  • North Carolina 115.4
  • California 114.0
  • Louisiana 113.1
  • Ohio 112.3
  • Tennessee 111.2
  • Wyoming 110.0
  • Texas 109.9
  • Michigan 109.4
  • Mississippi 109.3
  • Alabama 107.1
  • Florida 106.8
  • Arizona 106.7
  • Maryland 104.0
  • Iowa 102.5
  • Alaska 102.0
  • New Jersey 101.3
  • Utah 100.0
  • Kansas 98.6
  • Indiana 94.0
  • Rhode Island 90.0
  • New York 90.0
  • Hawaii 88.0
  • Delaware 85.0

What’s the Best Way to Improve Grades?

Over 99 percent of parents say it’s moderately to very important that their children get good grades.

However, in our research, we found no correlation between the amount of homework and grades. When we look at the state-level data, neither SAT test scores nor GPA had trendlines that matched average homework amounts. 

Instead, students and parents have found different strategies for getting better grades, improving learning, and achieving academic success. 

Tutoring is an often-lauded approach that can have an impact on grades. In fact, about 24 percent of students who used tutoring improved at least one letter grade. However, that leaves about three-quarters of students not seeing the same level of improvement, even with a tutor’s help. 

Other students have been widely successful by using online resources to improve grades. Students are benefiting from access to shared class notes, study guides and on-demand homework solutions prepared by certified experts. 

More than 90 percent of OneClass users improved by at least one letter grade. With access to helpful learning tools, students could reduce the time spent on homework while simultaneously becoming more efficient learners. 

Find out how you can improve your grades with OneClass’ Homework Help.


Which Generation Had the Most Homework?

We’ve heard the homework horror stories where students spend endless hours each night to complete assignments. This led us to wonder how homework has changed. What’s the average amount of homework students in each generation had?

In a recent survey about homework, we asked more than 1,000 people of all ages to talk about their homework experiences at each grade level. We also asked parents about how much time their children spend on homework and what they would like to see changed about homework. 

After digging into the homework data, several trends became apparent. Find out which generation had the most homework. 

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How Has Homework Changed Through the Years?

When you were in school, did you do more or less homework than today’s students? In the data below, we find out exactly how homework has changed for each generation, and we split out the numbers to look at each grade level. 

Note that in this analysis, we used the following breakdown for each generation: Baby Boomers (Born 1946 to 1964), Gen X (Born 1965 to 1979), Millennials (Born 1980 to 1996), and Gen Z (Born 1997 to 2012).

Elementary/Middle School Homework Amounts

  • Baby Boomers: 48.3 minutes per day
  • Gen X: 43.9 minutes per day
  • Millennials: 43.6 minutes per day
  • Gen Z: 62.3 minutes per day

There are some notable trends for elementary and middle school homework. Homework amounts declined slightly from Baby Boomers to Gen X and Millennials. Then with Gen Z, there was a sharp spike in the time spent on homework. 

Each night, Gen Z students in elementary school were spending more than an hour on homework. That’s a 43 percent increase from the homework load for Millennials.

High School Homework Amounts

  • Baby Boomers: 78.3 minutes per day
  • Gen X: 81.3 minutes per day
  • Millennials: 76.2 minutes per day
  • Gen Z: 96.9 minutes per day

The homework trends for high school students are similar to what we saw in younger students. However, the trends are less dramatic. There is a relatively small variation between the homework load for Baby Boomers, Gen X and Millennials. 

However, Gen Z spends more than an hour and a half on homework each night. That’s 27 percent more homework than Millennials. 

College Homework Amounts

  • Baby Boomers: 122.3 minutes per day
  • Gen X: 113.7 minutes per day
  • Millennials: 108.8 minutes per day
  • Gen Z: 92.6 minutes per day

Over time, homework trends for college students have taken a different trajectory. The amount of homework has declined slightly for each generation. Since the Baby Boomers, homework in college has decreased by 24 percent, and Gen Z spends about an hour and a half on homework each day. 

Even though college freshmen are told to expect more homework, the current data shows they’ll have slightly less homework than when they were high school seniors. For Baby Boomers through Millennials, students saw a 40 to 56 percent increase in homework between high school and college. This changed dramatically for Gen Z, who saw a four percent decrease in homework when they went to college. 

How Much Homework Will You Do in a Lifetime?

Using the homework amounts above, we’re able to calculate exactly how much time each generation spent on homework in their lifetime. Using a 180 day school year, eight years of elementary/middle school, four years of high school and four years of college, here are the total homework amounts. 

Lifetime Homework Amounts for Each Generation

  • Baby Boomers: 149 days 
  • Gen X: 141 days
  • Millennials: 136 days
  • Gen Z: 157 days

How Do Parents Think Homework Has Changed for Their Children?

As all parents know, the perception of hard work isn’t always the same as reality. Consequently, there were differences between what people self-reported about their own homework and what parents said about their children’s homework. 

Across elementary and middle school students, parents of all generations reported their children have slightly more homework than they had while growing up. 

Elementary/Middle School Homework Perceptions by Parents

  • Baby Boomers: 5% more homework (2.5 minutes)
  • Gen X: 6% more homework (2.6 minutes)
  • Millennials: 3% more homework (1.4 minutes)

When we look at homework in high school, we see a very different story. Each generation thinks their high school-aged children have less homework than they did when they attended high school. 

High School Homework Perceptions by Parents

  • Baby Boomers: 8% less homework (6.5 minutes)
  • Gen X: 3% less homework (2.3 minutes)
  • Millennials: 13% less homework (10.2 minutes)

The largest disparity revealed itself when we looked at homework amounts for college students. Across all generations, there is a strong belief that their college-aged children do less homework than they did when they attended college. 

College Homework Perceptions by Parents

  • Baby Boomers: 13% less homework (15.8 minutes)
  • Gen X: 25% less homework (27.9 minutes)
  • Millennials: 33% less homework (35.6 minutes)

What Homework Changes Do Parents Want?

There have been initiatives in some school districts to limit the amount of time students spend on homework. However, surveying parents reveal they are divided in how they want their child’s homework to change. 

The rate of parents who want less homework ranges from 27 to 39 percent with Baby Boomers being the lowest and Gen Z being the highest. 

Parents Who Want Their Children to Have LESS Homework 

  • Baby Boomers: 27%
  • Gen X: 38%
  • Millennial: 32%
  • Gen Z: 39%

Interestingly, there’s also a significant number of parents who want changes in the opposite direction. Gen Z has the largest share of this counter-trend with 29 percent of parents wanting their children to have more homework. 

Gen X has the lowest rate in this category, with only nine percent of parents wanting more homework. It could be speculated that this low rate for Gen X could have something to do with the classic student slacker movies from the ‘80s such as The Breakfast Club or Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. 

Parents Who Want Their Children to Have MORE Homework 

  • Baby Boomers: 21%
  • Gen X: 9%
  • Millennial: 16%
  • Gen Z: 29%

Yet many parents think homework doesn’t need to be changed. In fact, for every generation except Gen Z, the majority of parents think homework amounts are just fine as is. 

Parents Who Want Their Children’s Homework to Stay the Same

  • Baby Boomers: 52%
  • Gen X: 53%
  • Millennial: 53%
  • Gen Z: 32%

How Does Gender Affect the Homework Changes Parents Want?

Comparing responses by gender also reveals differing opinions about homework. Women are much more likely than men to think their children should have less homework. 

Parents Who Want Their Children to Have LESS Homework 

  • Male: 27%
  • Female: 38%

The gender difference among parents who want to see more homework is relatively small, with women slightly less likely to want more homework. 

Parents Who Want Their Children to Have MORE Homework 

  • Male: 16%
  • Female: 13%

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Epic Fails And Successes: College Athletes Off the Field

For college sports players, success on the field and off the field don’t necessarily go hand in hand. For some athletes, life takes a downward trajectory that results in criminal convictions or financial troubles. Other college athletes excelled in their classwork and also found success in life. 

To understand the ups and downs of college sports players, let’s take a “Myron Rolle vs. Aaron Hernandez” approach to comparing student-athletes. 

5 College Athletes Who Failed Outside of the Game

Being a top athlete doesn’t necessarily mean achieving success off the field. After all, 78 percent of NFL players are bankrupt or broke within two years of leaving the game. Which college athletes had dramatic declines? Here are five cases of epic fails. 

1. Aaron Hernandez

He was an All-American, having played tight end with the University of Florida’s Gators. He also made the honor roll as a sophomore. However, his classes while in college included bowling, theater appreciation and wildlife issues. Later, he’d go on to play for the New England Patriots, but his career came to an abrupt halt. 

He was convicted of murder and was sentenced to life in prison without parole. Then while incarcerated, he was acquitted of a separate double homicide charge only to have died days later in his cell. It was ruled a suicide.  

2. Jerry Sandusky

He started his career playing Defensive End for Penn State and he earned a place in the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame. However, at age 68, he was sentenced to 30 to 60 years in prison after being found guilty of 52 counts of child molestation and sexual abuse. 

In response to the scandal and its attempted coverup, NCAA ruled Penn State should be sanctioned with a $60 million fine, have 40 scholarships withheld and be vacated of the 111 wins that occurred between 1998 to 2011. An additional $13 million in fines was levied by the Big Ten Conference. 

3. Michael Vick

Before the NFL, he played college football at Virginia Tech for two years. He needed a 2.0 GPA to stay on the team, and he had a 2.3. 

In 2007, he was convicted for his involvement in a dog-fighting ring. During his 21 months in federal prison, he filed for bankruptcy, even though his income was $25.4 million in 2006.

4. Art Schlichter

When quarterbacking at Ohio State, he rarely went to class, but it’s common for athletes to receive help from college coaches and athletic staff. “The athletic department had tutors for us,” said Schlichter. “I had a class or two each quarter in which I knew I could get a decent grade no matter what. Some professors were football fans and they’d make it easy.”

However, his decade-long NFL career is less memorable than his 40-year long problem with compulsive gambling. He committed many felonies and stole millions of dollars. Between 1995 and 2006, he served the equivalent of 10 years in various jails and prisons. He’s currently serving another 10-year sentence and is expected to be released in 2020.

5. Marion Jones

She attended the University of North Carolina on a full scholarship. As a basketball player, she helped her team win the NCAA championship and was named an ACC Women’s Basketball Legend. She was also a six-time All-American in track and field.

After college, she competed in track and field at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney. Then in 2006, she was linked to a check counterfeiting scheme. At that time, the bank foreclosed on her $2.5-million NC mansion. A year later, she lied under oath about taking performance-enhancing drugs during the Olympics. As a result, her Olympic medals were taken from her and she went to jail for six months. 

5 College Athletes Who Were Also Rhodes Scholars

For some college athletes, life after school had an upward trajectory. 

Rhodes Scholars are most commonly known for their academic studies. However, you may not realize there’s also an overlap with sports achievement. The Rhodes Scholar application has “success in sports” as one of its criteria. 

Let’s look at five college athletes who were awarded the Rhodes Scholarship and went on to have a successful career. 

1. Myron Rolle

During his time as a college football player at Florida State, he had a 3.75 GPA. In just two-and-a-half years, he earned a degree in Exercise Science and completed the pre-med requirements. 

Then he earned a Rhodes Scholarship and completed his Master’s degree in medical anthropology. The following year, he entered the NFL draft. “Toward the end of my career, I started to think about concussions and what the effects of repetitive concussions can do,” he said. So he graduated from med school and began a neurosurgery residency at Harvard.

2. Cory Booker

The 2019 presidential candidate played varsity football in high school and was a tight end on the Stanford University team. Before earning a law degree at Yale, he studied at Oxford University on a Rhodes Scholarship. 

The Senator has joked about his college grades on Twitter. “Got into Stanford because of a 4.0 and 1600 (4.0 Yards/Carry and 1600 receiving yards),” he said.

3. Bill Bradley

He turned down 75 college scholarships to attend Princeton, choosing it because of the school’s history of preparing students for politics. He won the NCAA Player of the Year, and he went on to win an Olympic gold medal with his teammates at the 1964 Olympics in Tokyo. He then went on to study Politics, Philosophy and Economics (PPE) at Oxford via a Rhodes Scholarship.

After joining the NBA and playing with the Knicks, he scored 9,217 points over 742 NBA games, earning him a spot in the Basketball Hall of Fame. He then became a U.S. Senator and made a bid for the U.S. presidency. 

4. Heather Wilson

Before she served in the House of Representatives, she attended the U.S. Air Force Academy. She was the first woman to command basic training and was the first woman Vice Wing Commander. She then received a Rhodes Scholarship to study international relations at Oxford. 

Over the course of her career, she’s been a congresswoman, Secretary of the Air Force, President of the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology and President of the University of Texas-El Paso

5. Kris Kristofferson

While studying literature at Pomona College, he was spotlighted by Sports Illustrated as a player to watch because of his achievements in rugby, football and track and field. He then earned a Rhodes Scholarship to attend Oxford where he played rugby, boxed and wrote songs. 

His career earned him a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor, 10 Grammys and a place in the Country Music Hall of Fame.

Find out how OneClass has helped 90 percent of users improve by a letter grade. 

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How to Find Unblurred [Free] Course Hero Content on Reddit

Is Reddit the best way to unblur Course Hero documents? The online forums tend to be popular with frustrated students who are seeking access to their homework answers. However, the responses to the initial Reddit posts can range from helpful to snarky. 

We’ve previously looked at the many options you have to unblur Course Hero. Now, let’s consider how you can use Reddit to unblur Course Hero. 

Can Reddit Help You Access Course Hero Documents?

Reddit can be a treasure trove of information. Students frequently use the platform to share resources, tips and homework solutions. 

Visiting the Reddit subchannel that’s dedicated to your college is a great place to start your search for homework solutions. You may even connect with classmates who are also trying to access content on Course Hero. 

Notably, each Reddit thread about Course Hero takes a slightly different tone. If you’re going to post asking for help with Course Hero, you may want to prepare for fellow users to respond with a burn. 

For example, one student posted to the subchannel, asking how to unblur Course Hero. A user responded: “I heard that giving them your credit card info works.” Nicely played. So let us rephrase the initial question: How do you unblur Course Hero for free?

Does Course Hero Have a Free Trial?

While there isn’t a typical Course Hero free trial, there is another option that’s similar. Each month, Course Hero offers three free document previews. Using these previews, you can see the information that the document contains. It will still be selectively blurred out. However, using this option for free access to Course Hero can help you to get some of the information you need. 

After three Course Hero previews, you’ll be locked out until next month. Savvy students use these previews strategically, selecting the documents that can most help them with their coursework. 

Is There Another Way to Get Class Documents Without Paying? 

An academic subscription isn’t always in every student’s budget. However, that are other ways students can unlock documents. 

Students are able to earn free unlocks on OneClass as a result of their platform activity. For example, by uploading class notes, you can earn site currency in order to download the documents you need. 

Rather than paying for access to class materials, your ticket to free access could be to use your old class files. There are more than 10 million pages of study documents already posted on OneClass. Discover the class notes, study guides, exam solutions and textbook notes that may be available for your school. 

Is it Worth It to Pay for Platform Access?

Of course, we all prefer free stuff to paying for things. However, when it comes to accessing academic resources, it’s important to put the cost within the context of your education’s value. 

Higher education frequently results in higher earnings. For example, the median earnings difference between high school graduates and college graduates is $24,600 per year. At age 25, college grads could be earning 67 percent more. Over the course of their lifetime, college graduates will earn nearly $1 million more. 

Academic success can therefore yield financial results. With so much on the line, it may be a smart choice to invest in high-quality academic resources while you’re in school. 

However, the quality of the learning tools you use remains critical. When we compared OneClass vs Course Hero, we found that OneClass may have an advantage because it provides incentives for students to upload quality notes and Course Hero doesn’t. In fact, a OneClass Elite Notetaker can earn up to 400 percent more for their uploads. 

With this strong incentive for quality, the whole OneClass community benefits.

Getting Started with OneClass

A OneClass subscription can cost as little as $9.98 per month when you sign up for an annual subscription. Included is unlimited access to premium notes, study guides and the OneClass Homework Help library. 

The academic impact can be significant. More than 90 percent of OneClass users improved by at least one letter grade.

Learn more about how OneClass can give you access to high-quality study materials. 

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Which Sororities Have Produced the Most Successful People?

Successful sorority members include an A-list of some of the richest, most famous, and most powerful women. Included are several self-made billionaires, a Supreme Court judge, astronauts, several congresswomen, business leaders, and more.

Let’s consider how sorority membership can affect success and which sororities have produced the most successful people.

What Are the Impacts of Greek Membership?

There’s a strong connection between the Greek system and future success.

The average income is 36 percent higher when compared to peers who weren’t part of a Greek organization. Notably, this future financial gain is in spite of the short-term consequences of Greek life. During college, members of fraternities and sororities see an average GPA drop of 0.25 points. However, Greek members could see a 0.75 point GPA increase by using the resources on OneClass.

According to the latest data from the National Panhellenic Conference, more than 400,000 college students are currently sorority members in the 26 participating organizations. Among the public, sorority alumnae surpass 3.8 million. That’s more than the population of Connecticut!

Do Sororities Play a Role in Success?

We recently looked at fraternities that have produced the most successful people, and we found that fraternity membership was common among billionaires, U.S. Presidents, CEOs, celebrities, and more.

However, sorority participation can be much more complex after graduation.

Some have argued that there’s still a misperception that sorority members can be dismissed as beauty pageant contestants. There’s sometimes little recognition that sorority members go on to become business leaders, politicians, or technology experts.

“A lot of people who are on the outside picture sororities at every school, including Princeton, as just craft-making, hand-clapping, hair-braiding types of groups,” said Devon Naftzger, an investment banker and Kappa Alpha Theta alumnae.

Sorority membership isn’t universally celebrated in the workplace, and it isn’t always seen as an asset during the job interview process. Monster Jobs employee, Vicki Salemi, told The Atlantic that her ideas could be taken less seriously because of references to her time spent in a sorority. “You need to get really specific and granular to demonstrate it in a positive light, so people just don’t shut down or already think, ‘Oh yeah, whatever, she’s a sorority girl,'” she said.”

In other instances, sorority members comment on how the Greek community has both a history and future that’s much different than the Miss America stereotypes.

In the early history of the organizations, sororities were a way for women to band together on campus and to take a stand on women’s suffrage issues. “This was a time when female students often had to sit in the back of the classroom, when they were often ignored by the male faculty,” said historian Diana Turk. She added that sorority members “were women who were really trying to expand the boundaries of what was considered OK for women to do.”

Today, ambitious women on college campuses see sororities for their potential to provide women with opportunities and “counter what’s clearly a thriving, successful old-boys network,” said history professor Barbara Berg. In considering the difference between sororities and fraternities, she adds, “Perhaps part of this allure is that women want that network, too.”

This desire for a women’s network to help support success may be one of the reasons that sorority enrollment is at a record high. Membership has increased more than 50 percent in the last decade.

Billionaires Who Were Sorority Members

How does sorority membership relate to wealth? The Forbes’ list of the richest people in the world only includes 19 women in the United States. Only one of them is known to have been in a sorority:

  • Nancy Walton Laurie: Chi Omega
    Walmart
    Net Worth: $5.7B

We were curious about how sorority membership relates to those who build their wealth rather than inherit it. Among the top 25 women named to Forbes’ list of America’s Richest Self-Made Women, three are known to be sorority members:

  • Johnelle Hunt: Alpha Sigma Tau
    J.B. Hunt Transport Services
    Net Worth: $2.7B
  • Safra Catz: Chi Omega
    Co-CEO of Oracle
    Net Worth: $1.1B
  • Sara Blakely: Delta Delta Delta
    Founder of Spanx
    Net Worth: $1B

Congresswomen Who Were in Sororities

Of the current women in Congress, a significant portion was in sororities during college. About 28 percent of female Senators were in sororities, and about 20 percent of women in the House of Representatives were in sororities. The most common houses are Delta Sigma Theta and Alpha Kappa Alpha.

Notably, among 2020 presidential candidates, three women were sorority members:

  • Sen. Kamala Harris: Alpha Kappa Alpha
  • Sen. Elizabeth Warren: Kappa Alpha Theta
  • Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand: Kappa Kappa Gamma

With their aspirations for the oval office, these politicians have begun to leverage their network of sorority sisters. A college photo of Elizabeth Warren shows some Greek letters on her bulletin board. On Twitter, Kamala Harris gave a shout-out Alpha Kappa Alpha.

Successful Sorority Members

In the lists below, we’ve highlighted some of the most successful women to have joined a sorority. We’ve focused on those who pledged while they were in college, rather than those who became honorary Greek members later in life. That’s why you won’t see the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, listed as a Delta Sigma Theta or former Secretary of State, Hilary Clinton, listed as an Alpha Kappa Alpha.

Delta Sigma Theta

  • Sheryl Battles: VP Pitney Bowes
  • Carla Harris: Vice Chairman at Morgan Stanley
  • Regina Benjamin: 18th U.S. Surgeon General
  • Joycelyn Elders: 15th U.S. Surgeon General
  • Joan Higginbotham: Astronaut
  • Karen Bass: Congresswoman
  • Val Demings: Congresswoman
  • Lucy McBath: Congresswoman
  • Brenda Lawrence: Congresswoman
  • Yvette Clarke: Congresswoman
  • Joyce Beatty: Congresswoman
  • Marcia Fudge: Congresswoman
  • Cassandra Chandler: Assistant Director FBI
  • Keshia Knight Pulliam: Actress
  • Elsie L. Scott: CEO Congressional Black Caucus Foundation
  • Natalie Cole: Singer
  • Roberta Flack: Singer

Chi Omega

  • Safra A. Catz: CEO Oracle
  • Nancy Walton Laurie: Billionaire
  • Stephanie Murphy: Congresswoman
  • Marsha Blackburn: Congresswoman
  • Alice Marriott: Co-founder Marriott Hotels
  • Harper Lee: Novelist
  • Susan Helms: Astronaut
  • Charlotte Pence: Vice President’s daughter
  • Lucy Liu: Actress
  • Susan Athey: Economist
  • Shirley Hufstedler: U.S. Secretary of Education under Carter

Kappa Kappa Gamma

  • Meghan Markle: Duchess of Sussex
  • Lou Henry Hoover: First Lady
  • Virginia Rometty: CEO of IBM
  • Abby Finkenauer: Congresswoman
  • Kirsten Gillibrand: Congresswoman
  • Shelley Moore Capito: Congresswoman
  • Kendra Horn: Congresswoman
  • Whitney Wolfe Herd: Founder of Bumble and Tinder
  • Kate Spade: Businesswoman
  • Mariska Hargitay: Actress
  • Ashley Judd: Actress
  • Mary Brooks: Director of U.S. Mint

Alpha Kappa Alpha

  • Mecole Brown: VP Walmart
  • Terri Dean: Senior VP Verizon
  • Gwendolyn Smith Iloani: CEO Smith Whiley & Co
  • Depelsha McGruder: Senior VP MTV
  • Jacqueline Woods: VP Oracle
  • Kamala Harris: Congresswoman 
  • Terri Sewell: Congresswoman
  • Frederica Wilson: Congresswoman
  • Lauren Underwood: Congresswoman
  • Alma Adams: Congresswoman
  • Bonnie Watson Coleman: Congresswoman
  • Katherine G. Johnson: NASA scientist portrayed in Hidden Figures
  • Toni Morrison: Nobel-winning author
  • Alice Walker: Pulitzer-winning author
  • Phylicia Rashad: Actress
  • Wanda Sykes: Comedian
  • Star Jones: TV personality

Kappa Alpha Theta

  • Laura Bush: First Lady
  • Melinda Gates: Philanthropist
  • Elizabeth Warren: Congresswoman
  • Lynne Cheney: Wife of VP Dick Cheney
  • Cindy McCain: Businesswoman and widow of John McCain
  • Tory Burch: Entrepreneur
  • Tracy Britt Cool: Berkshire Hathaway Exec.
  • Tiffany Trump: President Trump’s daughter from his second wife
  • Rue McClanahan: Actress
  • Marjorie Husted: Co-developer of Betty Crocker
  • Sheryl Crow: Musician
  • Kerri Strug: Olympic gymnast

Alpha Phi

  • Andrea Wong: President at Sony
  • Kourtney Kardashian: Media mogul
  • Georgia Neese Gray: U.S. Treasurer under Truman and Eisenhower
  • Marion Roper: Olympic-winning diver

Alpha Epsilon Pi

  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Supreme Court Justice
  • Judith Resnik: Astronaut

Delta Delta Delta

  • Katie Couric: TV journalist
  • Sara Blakely: Billionaire
  • Kathy Castor: Congresswoman
  • Dina Powell: Deputy National Security Advisor under Trump 
  • Joan Didion: Writer
  • Elizabeth Banks: Actress
  • Cathy Guisewite: Cartoonist
  • Farrah Fawcett: Actress

Delta Gamma

  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus: Actress
  • Sharen Jester Turney: CEO Victoria’s Secret  
  • Ann Coulter: Media personality
  • Lizz Winstead: Co-creator of The Daily Show
  • Carol Bellamy: UNICEF Director
  • Rita Colwell: National Science Foundation Director

Kappa Delta

  • Lynne Martin Doughtie: CEO of KPMG
  • Jennifer Lee: Writer and Director of Frozen
  • Patricia Polito Miller: Co-owner of Vera Bradley
  • Bonnie Dunbar: Astronaut
  • Georgia O’Keeffe: Painter
  • Pearl Buck: Pulitzer-winning author

Alpha Xi Delta

  • Verna Gibson: CEO The Limited stores
  • Kelley Earnhardt Miller: Co-owner JR Motorsports
  • Jan Davis: Astronaut
  • Betsey Johnson: Fashion designer

Alpha Chi Omega

  • Condoleezza Rice: Former Secretary of State
  • Sherron Watkins: Former Enron VP and whistleblower
  • Eleanor Coppola: Filmmaker
  • Dawn Wells: Actress
  • Agnes Nixon: TV writer and five-time Daytime Emmy award winner

Delta Phi Epsilon

  • Bette Midler: Singer, actress
  • Susan Davis: Congresswoman
  • Jan Schakowsky: Congresswoman

Delta Zeta

  • Joy Behar: Comedian
  • Florence Henderson: Actress
  • Ivy Baker Priest: U.S. Treasurer under Eisenhower
  • Edith Head: Eight-time Academy Award-winning costume designer

Pi Beta Phi

  • Grace Coolidge: First Lady
  • Ann S. Moore: CEO of Time Inc.
  • Lisa Murkowski: Congresswoman
  • Jennifer Garner: Actress

Sigma Kappa

  • Sarah Weddington: Represented Norma McCorvey in Roe v. Wade
  • Margaret Rhea Seddon: Astronaut
  • Connie Britton: Actress

Zeta Phi Beta

  • Dionne Warwick: Singer
  • Sarah Vaughan: Singer
  • Vanessa Williams: Singer
  • Gwendolyn Brooks: Poet
  • Lillie Leatherwood: Olympic-winning runner

Gamma Phi Beta

  • Kristin Chenoweth: Actress
  • Lynn Morley Martin: U.S. Labor Secretary
  • Deb Fischer: Congresswoman
  • Laurel Clark: Astronaut

Alpha Delta Pi

  • Francine Irving Neff: U.S. Treasurer under Nixon and Ford
  • Carol Rasco: Director of Domestic Policy under Clinton
  • Michelle Pfeiffer: Actress
  • Kathy Bates: Actress
  • Carol Shields: Pulitzer-winning author

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Unblur StudyBlue: How to Get Homework Help

Are you frustrated by StudyBlue’s blurred-out homework answers? If you’re not able to access academic solutions, both your grades and learning could suffer from your inability to access homework help.

How Can You Unblur StudyBlue Homework Answers?

Getting access to StudyBlue’s Homework Help isn’t as easy as click and go. Instead, students are required to create an account to have full access to homework answers.

At first, this may seem like a simple solution for how to unblur StudyBlue answers. However, there’s ample reason to avoid jumping too quickly into creating an account.

One of the site’s most popular questions is, “How do I delete my StudyBlue account?

This could be, in part, due to privacy concerns. As one reviewer explains, “The potential for making personal contact information public is the biggest concern with StudyBlue, especially for high school students; email addresses, school names, classes, and photos can be shared publicly.”

With so many users trying to delete their StudyBlue account, you may wish to avoid creating an account at all.

Is there a Better Way to Get Homework Help?

With OneClass, you don’t need an account to see the entire Homework Help database of previously answered homework questions. The entire database of homework solutions is available to the public.

You can search for solutions using keywords or browse for solutions in one of the 30+ supported subjects.

Homework answers on OneClass were written by subject matter experts in response to a student’s question. With the platform, you can see if another student struggled with the same homework assignment as you, or you can get a custom solution for a homework question that you have.

Why Is It Worth It to Pay for Homework Help?

There’s some truth in the saying: You get what you pay for. Even though it’s free to unblur StudyBlue, the platform’s homework answers are written by other students. Your classmates may have the best of intentions; however, they’re still learning, too. This crowdsourced approach to homework help doesn’t always result in accurate or high-quality solutions.

When it comes to your assignments, relying upon incorrect answers could have the same result as if you didn’t do your homework.

A smarter solution may be to get homework solutions from an expert. With OneClass’ Homework Help, answers are prepared by subject matter experts. In fact, online tutors support homework questions for both high school and college students, providing help with introductory through advanced coursework.

Rather than getting just any homework answer, ask an expert on OneClass for the correct homework answer.

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Unblur Brainly: How to Get Homework Help

Brainly can be a great way to get help with your homework. However, if you’d rather not subscribe, you could be blocked out of verified answers or be frustrated by blurred out solutions.

If the information that you need for your class is blurred out on Brainly, here’s what you should consider to get the solutions that can help your grades.

Can You Use a Free Trial to Unblur Brainly?

With a free trial of Brainly Plus, you’ll have seven days to access expert-verified homework answers. Rather than relying upon random available solutions, these verified answers have been checked by experts for quality, detail, and accuracy.

Beyond the seven-day trial, you’ll have to pay for a subscription if you want to continue to access homework answers that have been checked for accuracy.

Are You Willing to Risk Getting a Wrong Answer?

Your other option is to use the free version of the platform without unblurring Brainly verified answers. This gives you access to unverified solutions that have been written by fellow students.

The risk with this approach is that your homework answers have no guarantee of accuracy. In some cases, the answer could have been provided by a student who’s struggling with the coursework just like you. In other instances, incorrect answers could be a result of users trying to game the system to earn points.

When your grades are on the line, it’s important to consider if you’re comfortable relying upon answers that may or may not be correct.

Has Your Homework Question Already Been Answered?

Online homework databases are increasingly providing students with a valuable information resource. Look on Brainly to see if your homework question has already been answered by a fellow student. You can also check on OneClass’ 24/7 Homework Help to see if your homework answer is available there.

The advantage of OneClass is that homework answers weren’t written by fellow students, but by subject matter experts. In fact, these online tutors have graduate-level training or higher, along with extensive educational experience.

When you search for your homework question on OneClass, you’ll have full access to a database of accurate, high-quality solutions that were prepared by experts.

Are There Other Ways to Get Free Homework Help?

Instead of using Brainly to ask another student to help you with your homework, you can ask an expert on OneClass’ 24/7 Homework Help.

Tutors are working around the clock to support the OneClass online community. Homework solutions are sent within 24 hours, and frequently, tutors will reply in less than 12 hours. Supported subjects include accounting, biology, chemistry, economics, engineering, mathematics, physics, and statistics.

With more than 1.3 million courses available, the information for your school could be an invaluable resource for getting the grades you want. In fact, more than 90 percent of OneClass users have improved by at least one letter grade!

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Why All College Students Do Homework on the Weekends

The debate about the right amount of homework has permeated conversations from elementary school through high school. In fact, a growing number of people are arguing that too much homework is counter-productive to a student’s learning and overall well-being.

However, the entire homework debate changes once a student arrives at college. When students are working toward advanced degrees, homework will account for as much as two-thirds of a student’s academic responsibilities.

Find out how homework responsibilities are different in college than they were in high school.

How Much Homework Will You Have in College?

The rule of thumb at most colleges is that for each credit hour you take, you’ll spend one hour in the  classroom and two to three hours on homework each week.

  • Three-credit college class: Three hours in the classroom and six to nine hours studying
  • Full-time college student: 15 hours in the classroom and 30-45 hours studying

How Does College Homework Compare to High School?

Homework in college plays a different role than it did during high school.

Each week, high school students spend about 30 hours in class and about 10 hours on homework. These assignments are used to reinforce the material that was covered in class and provide a chance for students to practice on their own.

During college, learning is much more self-directed. Students spend about half as much time in class, only about 15 hours rather than the 30 hours of high school. However, homework in college could be three times as much. Rather than the 10 hours per week of high school, full-time college students could have 30-45 hours per week of homework.

The quick pace of college classes means that if you’re not studying at home, then you won’t be able to keep up with the class material. Rather than homework assignments that repeat what was covered during lectures, homework frequently involves learning new information.

For example, if your Biology homework includes a reading assignment, the next lecture will begin with the professor assuming that you’ve read and understood the new material. Rather than reviewing the homework concepts during the lecture, the instructor will forge ahead onto the next topic.

Will You Do Homework on the Weekends in College?

With the amount of homework you’ll have to do in college, it’s a near certainty that you’ll spend at least some of your weekends doing homework.

Let’s consider a typical college schedule. Each weekday, a student would spend about three hours in class. A student could also spend about six hours per weekday on homework. Shorter study sessions tend to be more effective, so a typical day could include two hours reading before class in the morning, two hours studying at the library in the afternoon, and two hours with your study group in the evenings.

With weekdays having six hours of homework and three hours of class time, you’ll be hitting your minimal homework quota of 30 hours per week. However, each semester will have midterm exams, term papers, class projects, and final exams. As your assignments increase, you may find that your homework load is closer to 45 hours per week. To get everything accomplished, you could face an additional 15 hours of homework during the weekend, on top of the weekday study schedule.

College students have a few options when choosing the best weekend homework routine, but there’s no getting around the fact that homework will be unavoidable. Rather than avoiding doing homework on a Friday or Saturday, research shows that students who don’t procrastinate receive better grades.

How Can You Get On-demand Online Homework Help?

With the important role that homework plays in college, students should be proactive about staying on top of assignments by seeking out help when they need it. If you have unanswered questions about a homework assignment, you could struggle during the next class lecture, and your grades could start to slip.

With OneClass’ 24/7 Homework Help, subject matter experts are available around the clock to help you understand difficult homework assignments. Simply snap a photo of your homework question, and tutors will get started preparing a detailed step-by-step solution. Unlike homework apps that provide algorithmic-based solutions, OneClass’ tutors will use the information you provide to solve questions using the methods and preferences of your professor.

The app supports both high school and college students across a wide variety of subjects. You’ll get an answer in less than 24 hours, and solutions are frequently sent within 12 hours. Moreover, a free online database of nearly 50,000 homework solutions is publicly available!

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Huntington vs. Mathnasium: Comparing Tutoring Programs

With the right tutoring program, your child could stop struggling in class, improve his or her grades, or even get ahead in school. However, it’s hard to know what tutoring program to choose.

The difficulty of the decision is, in part, because there’s no single solution for all students. Instead, the combination of time commitment, cost, and educational methods mean that the right tutoring program for one family may not be right for another.

Mathnasium and Huntington Learning Center are two leading tutoring chains. In previous comparisons, we’ve considered Mathnasium vs. Kumon and Sylvan Learning vs. Kumon. Below, we’ll compare Mathnasium and Huntington Learning Center on their tutoring approach, cost, and potential results of the program.

Huntington Learning Center vs. Mathnasium: Tutoring Program Basics

The major difference between Huntington Learning Center and Mathnasium is that only Huntington supports a wide variety of subjects while Mathnasium is a math-only learning center.

With Huntington, students in kindergarten through grade 12 can get tutoring in math, science, reading, spelling, phonics, and study skills. In addition, the program offers test prep for the SAT, ACT, GED, state exams, and other standardized tests.

Mathnasium also supports elementary school through high school math, but children can start the program as young as pre-K. Students can also take a test prep curriculum to prepare for the SAT, ACT, college placement exams, or other standardized tests.

Math tutoring is a service that’s offered by both Huntington and Mathnasium, and its importance shouldn’t be underrated. According to the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), a part of the U.S. Department of Education, only 40 percent of 4th graders are grade-level proficient. Many students fall farther behind in math as they grow up. By grade 8, math proficiency is at 33 percent, and by grade 12, it’s only at 25 percent.

Huntington Learning Center vs. Mathnasium: Educational Method

Both Huntington Learning Center and Mathnasium use a small-group format for tutoring sessions, and both have low student-to-tutor ratios to ensure that your child gets individualized attention.

The tutoring program at Huntington starts with an evaluation of skills and learning styles. Then, a personal tutoring plan is developed for your child. There are homework assignments for students in the tutoring program and the tutoring center can stay in contact with your child’s school teachers to keep the program in sync with classroom activity. However, students doing test prep at Huntington should expect homework assignments.

The Mathnasium method also starts with an assessment to identify knowledge gaps. These assessments happen regularly throughout the program to monitor your child’s learning and understanding of math. Assessment results are used to develop customized learning plans. With the tutoring program, math topics are broken up into a series of modules with each module, including learning tasks and practice sheets. There are no homework assignments, and tutors are hands-on in their lessons.

Huntington Learning Center vs. Mathnasium: Cost

Based on cost averages, Huntington Learning Center is more expensive than Mathnasium. However, rates will vary by location.

The average cost of Mathnasium is about $200 to $300 per month, based upon students attending twice per week.

The average cost of attending Huntington Learning Center is about $350 to $650 per month. This is based upon a twice-a-week recommended schedule with hourly rates between $40 and $75, which is comparable to the cost of private tutoring. Additionally, there’s an initial assessment fee that costs between $150 and $200.

Even though both Mathnasium and Huntington Learning Center administer introductory tests to understand a student’s skill level, the National Tutoring Association recommends that parents remain cautious about pricey assessments. In many cases, parents can get the same information from their children’s school office and may have already received state achievement test results in the mail.

Huntington Learning Center vs. Mathnasium: Tutoring Results

Both tutoring programs self-report statistics about the impact their program has had on students. Here’s what they say:

Mathnasium reports that within about three months, students’ math skills improved between 19 and 28 percentage points on internal assessments. That’s about two letter grades! For example, student averages are less than 60 percent in the pre-test at the beginning of the term, and improved to about 85 percent at the post test. In addition, 85 percent of parents said their child’s attitude towards math improved.

Huntington Learning Center reports a similar grade increase. After three months of tutoring, or about 30 hours of instruction, students increased two grade levels in math and reading. For students doing test prep, SAT scores increased by 226 points and ACT scores increased by 5.3 points.

Huntington Learning Center vs. Mathnasium: Conclusion

Both Huntington Learning Center and Mathnasium offer small-group tutoring that starts with an assessment and provides individualized instruction. However, the major difference is that Mathnasium only teaches math, while Huntington supports several subjects, including reading. Huntington is also a much more expensive program than Mathnasium.

As your child grows up, more educational resources will become available. For example, rather than being limited to scheduled tutoring sessions, high school and college students can get on-demand tutoring with 24/7 Homework Help. Additionally, college students are using online platforms to share study resources so that classmates can benefit from shared class notes and study guides.

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Which Fraternities Have Produced the Most Successful People?

Are you wondering how Greek life could influence your future success? Our analysis revealed that a shocking amount of wealth, power, fame, and success has been acquired by fraternity members after they graduate.

While there are some trends, there are also some surprising contrasts. For example, both President Ronald Regan and musician Willie Nelson are alumni of Tau Kappa Epsilon.

There’s also evidence of alliances that were formed by fraternity brothers. In the case of the college startup, Snapchat, all three co-founders joined the fraternity Kappa Sigma at Stanford.

On average, fraternity membership increases eventual income by 36 percent, even though members also have a drop in GPA by 0.25. However, it may not be necessary to have short-term losses to achieve long-term success. Fraternity members who are also using OneClass’ study resources could see a net GPA increase of 0.75 or more.

Let’s review successful alumni of college fraternities to see which Greek house has produced the most presidents, billionaires, celebrities, and other successful figures.

U.S. Presidents Who Were in Fraternities

Among all U.S. presidents, 29 percent have been in a fraternity.

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Delta Kappa Epsilon is the most common fraternity with more than 11 percent of U.S. presidents having been a member. That house has had even more impact in recent years. Among the 14 most current presidents, five have been in a fraternity, four of which were in Delta Kappa Epsilon.

  • George W. Bush: Delta Kappa Epsilon (Yale)
  • George H.W. Bush: Delta Kappa Epsilon (Yale)
  • Gerald Ford: Delta Kappa Epsilon (University of Michigan)
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt: Delta Kappa Epsilon (Harvard)

Recently, it’s become more common for U.S. presidents to have been a part of the Greek system while they were college students. Among all presidents, 27 percent were fraternity members, but among leaders since 1881, 50 percent of U.S. presidents have been fraternity members.

 presidents who are fraternity members

Billionaires Who Were Fraternity Members

There’s significant wealth among fraternity alumni, and by our count, at least 34 billionaires named to the Forbes 400 list.

The fraternity with the most Forbes 400 members is Sigma Alpha Mu with alumni, including the CEO of L Brands and the founder of Baron Capital.

fraternity with the most billionaires

When we look at the same data by total net worth, we see a completely different story. The total net worth of theSigma Alpha Mu billionaires on the Forbes 400 is less than a quarter of the Beta Theta Pi billionaires. This dramatic difference is due to two Beta Theta Pi alumni: the Koch brothers, each having a net worth of $53.5B. Phi Kappa Psi has the second-highest figure as a result of Michael Bloomberg’s $51.8B net worth.

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Successful Fraternity Alumni

Successful fraternity men have covered the full range of wealth, power, fame, and notoriety. In the lists below, we’ve highlighted selected alumni so that you can get a sense of the personality and priorities of each fraternity.

Alpha Epsilon Pi

  • Mark Zuckerberg: Facebook 
  • Jerry Nadler: Congressman
  • Richard Thaler: Nobel-winning economist
  • Sanford Weill: Citigroup
  • Chet Simmons: ESPN
  • Bernard Marcus: Home Depot 
  • Matt Van Horn: Lyft 
  • Justin Mateen: Tinder 
  • Frank Gehry: Architect
  • Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel: Musicians
  • Wolf Blitzer: TV news anchor

Delta Kappa Epsilon

  • George H.W. Bush: President
  • George W. Bush: President
  • Gerald Ford: President
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt: President
  • Theodore Roosevelt: President
  • Brett Kavanaugh: Supreme Court Justice
  • Avery Rockefeller: Banker
  • James McNerney: Boeing
  • Frederick Smith: FedEx
  • Donald Fisher: Gap 
  • Herb Kelleher; Rollin King: Southwest Air
  • Frank Batten: The Weather Channel
  • William Randolph Hearst: Hearst Communications
  • Joseph Wilson: Xerox
  • Dick Clark: Media personality

Alpha Phi Alpha

  • Martin Luther King Jr.: Civil rights leader
  • Thurgood Marshall: Supreme Court justice
  • Duke Ellington: Jazz musician

Beta Theta Pi

  • Charles Koch, and David Koch (Deceased): Tied for 11th richest in the world
  • Sam Walton: Wal-Mart (Note: Sam Walton is deceased, therefore not included in Forbes 400. Adding the Walton family’s $130B net worth to the Beta Theta Pi total above would bring it to $237B.)
  • Bill Bowerman: Nike
  • Dave Gilboa: Warby Parker
  • John Warnock: Adobe
  • G. Kennedy Thompson: Wachovia
  • Stephen Sondheim: Composer
  • John Wooden: Basketball

Tau Kappa Epsilon

  • Ronald Reagan: President
  • Charles Whittaker: Supreme Court
  • Howard Schultz: Starbucks CEO
  • Mike Huckabee: Presidential candidate
  • Willie Nelson: Musician
  • Steven Squyres: NASA astronomer on Mars Rovers
  • Steve Forbes: Forbes
  • Les Paul: Musician; Electric guitar inventor
  • Marc Benioff: Salesforce
  • Elvis Presley: Musician
  • Conrad Hilton: Hilton hotels
  • William Fowler: Nobel-winning physicist

Phi Kappa Psi

  • Michael Bloomberg: 9th richest in the world
  • Woodrow Wilson: President
  • Herbert Dow: Dow Chemical
  • Orra Monnette: Bank of America
  • Jerry Yang: Yahoo!
  • Jerry Nelson: Ticketmaster
  • Zach Braff: Actor

Alpha Phi Omega

  • Bill Clinton: President
  • Rex Tillerson: ExxonMobil CEO and Former Secretary of State

Kappa Sigma

  • Jerry Jones: Dallas Cowboys
  • Bobby Murphy; Evan Spiegel; Reggie Brown: Snapchat
  • Ted Turner: CNN and TBS
  • Bob Dole: Presidential candidate
  • Richard Burr: Congress
  • Edwin Hubble: Astronomer
  • Robert Redford: Actor
  • Jimmy Buffett: Musician

Phi Gamma Delta

  • Mike Pence: Vice President
  • Calvin Coolidge: President
  • Charles Ergen: Dish Network
  • Brian Lamb: C-SPAN
  • Edmund C. Lynch: Merrill Lynch

Sigma Alpha Epsilon

  • William McKinley: President
  • Howard Wood: Charter Communications
  • Henry Paulson: Goldman Sachs CEO; Treasury Secretary during 2008 financial crisis
  • John Thompson Dorrance: Campbell Soup Company
  • William Faulkner: Nobel-winning author
  • Terry Gilliam: Director

Sigma Chi

  • Grover Cleveland: President
  • Matt Salzberg: Blue Apron
  • Jeff Arnold: WebMD
  • Brad Pitt: Actor
  • David Letterman: TV host
  • John Wayne: Actor
  • Matt Groening: TV cartoonist
  • Tony Hale: Actor

Sigma Nu

  • Charles Schwab: Charles Schwab Corporation
  • Bob Barker: Game show host
  • Eli Manning: Football quarterback
  • James Dean: Actor
  • Kevin Systrom: Instagram
  • Jon Hamm: Actor
  • Rainer Castillo: Chubbies Shorts
  • Glenn Miller: Bandleader

Alpha Tau Omega

  • James P. Hoffa: Labor leader
  • David Bohnett: Geocities
  • J. Erik Jonsson: Texas Instruments
  • Lou Groza: Football Hall of Famer
  • Tennessee Williams: Pulitzer-winning writer

Phi Delta Theta

  • Neil Armstrong: Astronaut
  • James W. McLamore: Burger King
  • Drew Houston: Dropbox
  • Ralph C. Wilson Jr.: Buffalo Bills
  • John Willard Marriott Sr.: Marriott
  • William F. Harrah: Harrah’s Hotel and Casinos

Chi Phi

  • Wilbur Ross: Secretary of Commerce
  • Walter Cronkite: TV anchorman
  • Brewster Kahle: Internet Archive

Zeta Psi

  • Henry Ford: Ford Motor Co.
  • Howard Dean: Presidential candidate
  • John Bardeen: Nobel-winning physicist
  • Dick Wolf: Law & Order creator
  • Richard Yuengling Jr.: Yuengling Brewery

Alpha Sigma Phi

  • Warren Buffett: Investor
  • John Kasich: Governor

Pi Kappa Alpha

  • Karl Rove: G.W. Bush administration official
  • Jon Stewart: Comedian
  • Steve Prefontaine: Olympic runner
  • Michael Dubin: Dollar Shave Club
  • Tim Ferriss: Podcaster
  • Jim Parsons: Actor

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