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ERIC Number: ED638075
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2023
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Transportation as a Barrier to Higher Education: Evidence from the 2022 Student Financial Wellness Survey. Spotlight Report Brief
Anthony Schuette
Trellis Company
Students who are unable to reliably commute to their college campus stand to fall behind in school or drop out altogether. For many students, the cost of transportation presents a barrier to higher education entry and completion. In 2020-2021, transportation costs accounted for nearly 20 percent of the cost of attending college for commuting students, according to the College Board (2020). What's more, for many students who seek cheaper forms of transportation, like bus or active transit, other issues persist. Among these issues are prohibitive cost and affordability, inconvenient routes, frequency and schedules, housing and work proximity, and poor reliability, and quality (Price and Curtis, 2018). This brief examines results from 36,332 students who participated in the Fall 2022 Student Financial Wellness Survey (SFWS) and analyzes school policies that aim to reduce transportation barriers for students.
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Trellis Company
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A