Area students becoming "sugar babies" to pay for college

SeekingArrangement.com ranked Michigan State as Number 16 on its list

Published On: Jan 15 2013 05:05:07 AM EST
Sugar babies

Some students at Michigan colleges and universities are turning to "sugar daddies" to help pay their college tuition, according to a study released by a unique dating website.

 SeekingArrangement.com ranked Michigan State as Number 16 on its list of "fastest growing sugar baby schools."

 "While some may argue that these women are just using men for their personal gain," said Brandon Wade, CEO and founder of SeekingArrangement.com in an announcement. "I believe that they are proactive in pursuing a higher education."

Angela Jacob Bermudo, a publicist for SeekingArrangement, said the average sugar baby is 22 years old and attends school. 

"She is looking for a mutually beneficial relationship," she said.

The Las Vegas-based company reportedly has 2 million members. 

 Members sign up for this dating site as either a sugar daddy, sugar momma or sugar baby. The website offers a free premium membership upgrade if students register with a college email address (ending in .edu). SeekingArrangement used this data to create the fastest growing list.

1.       Georgia State University – 292 (#11 in 2011)

2.       New York University – 285 (#1 in 2011)

3.       Temple University – 268 (#5 in 2011)

4.       University of Central Florida – 221 (#14 in 2011)

5.       University of South Florida – 212 (#7 in 2011)

6.       Arizona State University – 204 (#8 in 2011)

7.       Florida International University - 187

8.       University of Georgia – 148 (#2 in 2011)

9.       Indiana University – 123 (#17 in 2011)

10.   Texas State - 131

11.   Kent State University – 128 (#15 in 2011)

12.   Penn State – 121 (#13 in 2011)

13.   University of North Texas - 112

14.   Florida State University - 111

15.   Tulane University – 109 (#4 in 2011)

16.   Michigan State University – 108 (#9 in 2011) 

17.   Ohio University - 103

18.   Columbia University - 100

19.   University of Alabama - 96

20.   UCLA - 91