Graduation Season Data Center

NRF’s annual graduation gift survey shows that consumers continue to spend strongly on the high school and college grads in their lives.

Take a deeper look into the graduation gifting trends over time, and use the interactive charts to explore a demographic breakdown of total spending, average spending and gifting plans.

About the survey: The 2019 survey of 7,591 U.S. adults 18 and older was conducted May 1-9 and has a margin of error of plus or minus 1.2 percentage points.

This graduation season

How are consumers celebrating the grads in their lives this year? Take a look at current year data.

 
Group of kids stand outside in their cap and gowns after graduation
 
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College students throwing caps in the air at graduation ceremony
 

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