From the Pew Internet and American Life Poject some interesting differences between college (4 year) and community college students with respect to technology use. I have heard many anecdotal stories about the challenges faced by academic libraries in these differing environments and here are some data.
By every key measurement, college students lead the way in tech and gadget use. But community college students do not use digital tools as much as four-year college students and graduate students. Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project confirms the idea that young adults—particularly undergraduate and graduate students—are more likely to use the Internet and own tech devices than is the rest of the general population. But nonstudents ages 18 to 24 were more active on social networks than were college students, sending more updates to Facebook and Twitter.
See the full report here.