ERIC Number: EJ1001349
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Dec-20
Reference Count: 0
Live and Learn: More Community Colleges Are Offering Housing to Recruit and Retain Students.
Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, v29 n23 p16, 18, 20, 22 Dec 2012
Sheena Jackson, a high school student in Tampa, Florida, is part of a growing trend of young people who choose to go to community colleges with residential facilities as a bridge between living at home and getting an apartment or going to a four-year college. For some, community college is their first choice, and the two-year program fits their career goals. Others enjoy the low-cost housing and transferrable credits while preparing for their next move. Community colleges are responding to the requests for housing. In 2000, 225 community colleges offered housing, by 2010 that number grew to 260, according to the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC). One example of providing dormitories to increase attendance is Yavapai College in Prescott, Arizona. Another school that offers housing because of its location is Tompkins Cortland Community College in Dryden, New York.
Descriptors: College Credits, Community Colleges, Dormitories, College Transfer Students, Student Recruitment, College Housing, College Choice, Costs, College Students
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Education Level: Higher Education
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