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ERIC Number: ED620737
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2022-Apr
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Transportation Barriers and School Loyalty: Results from Trellis' Fall 2021 Student Financial Wellness Survey. Spotlight Report Brief
Fletcher, Carla; Knaff, Cassandra
Trellis Company
Transportation costs (gas, car maintenance, public transportation, and parking) make up a large part (nearly 20 percent) of college students' living expenses. Additionally, many students face long commutes because they lack access to a reliable car and/or rely on inconvenient public transportation. Periodic car breakdowns can lead to missed classes and unexpected expenses. Studies conducted in 2021 found that when compared to students who have their transportation costs subsidized and who have access to safe and reliable transportation, students who do not receive subsidies and who do not have access to safe and reliable transportation are less likely to complete courses and finish degrees. This brief examines transportation data from 63,751 students at 104 higher education institutions that participated in Trellis' Fall 2021 Student Financial Wellness Survey (SFWS) with a special lens on their loyalty to their school since research suggests that loyal customers are also more likely to continue their patronage. Strategies to help students to stay in school and graduate should be informed by how their students get to school.
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Trellis Company
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A