More Students Go Without Basic NeedsOctober 5, 2017 |
by Kelly Hendricks
With the high prices of college tuition, a growing number of students are experiencing food and housing insecurity in both community colleges and four-year institutions.
Sara Goldrick-Rab, a higher education policy and sociology professor at Temple University, published a study, “Hungry and Homeless in College,” which is the largest study about basic need insecurity to date. The electronic survey spanned 70 community colleges in 24 states, covering more than 33,000 students.