Planning for Higher Education Journal

Assessing the True Cost of Student Housing for Community Colleges

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From Volume 41 Number 4 | July–September 2013
By Craig Levin, Matthew Bohannon
Planning Types: Campus Planning

Introducing housing on a community college campus will affect several areas of campus life including dining, security, recreation, and student programming. Unlike four-year institutions, community colleges have limited activity after a certain hour with the exception of library and recreational facilities. Additional programs and services will be needed to support a 24-hour operation, which will have an impact on the overall operating costs of the college. This article is intended to identify the direct and indirect costs involved and assess the overall financial impact of operating student housing.

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