Community College Student Housing Needs Heightened Amid COVID-19 PandemicJuly 9, 2021 |
by Liann Herder
Student housing at community colleges is somewhat rare — only 28% of community colleges in America have on-campus dormitory options for their students. But the last twenty years have seen a growing number of community colleges try to find creative ways to help their students who are housing or food insecure.
“Students have to decide if they’re going to eat and pay rent, or be able to go to college,” said Dr. Martha Parham, the senior vice president of public relations at the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC).