ERIC Number: ED222161
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Oct
Reference Count: 0
An Assessment of College Student Housing and Physical Plant.
Andersen, Charles J.; Atelsek, Frank J.
A 1981 survey by the American Council on Education's Higher Education Panel of a stratified sample of colleges and universities looked at the condition of student housing. The survey provides a broad assessment of occupancy rates, extent of substandard housing, students' housing expenses, and off-campus rental housing conditions. The survey also asked about such financial aspects as operating costs, indebtedness, and replacement value. Among the highlights are these: two-thirds provided residential facilities in fall 1980; private institutions housed a larger proportion of full-time students than public institutions; occupancy rates were high at each institution type, and universities exceeded slightly the facilities' design capacity; 1 percent of students in institutionally controlled housing were in substandard quarters; the average monthly single student charge in fall 1980 was $108 at private institutions and $97 at public institutions, with charges for married students 60 and 54 percent higher, respectively; over 2,000 institutions with housing facilities spent $2.6 billion of current funds on such facilities in fiscal year 1981; and operations and maintenance expenditures amounted to $1.1 billion in fiscal year 1981, about two-fifths for utilities. (Author/MSE)
Descriptors: Building Obsolescence, College Housing, Design Requirements, Expenditures, Facility Inventory, Facility Requirements, Facility Utilization Research, Higher Education, Operating Expenses, Private Colleges, Residential Colleges, State Colleges, Student Costs, Two Year Colleges, Universities, Utilities
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NFAH), Washington, DC.; Department of Education, Washington, DC.; National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Council on Education, Washington, DC. Higher Education Panel.