|Date: September 19, 2005|
Student Housing 103: A Survey of 184 University Housing Departments examines enrollment trends, existing on-campus housing stock, and each school’s own prediction of its need for future on-campus housing. It includes an enrollment/housing demand profile for each university studied.
Student enrollment is projected to jump 212,000, or 8.4 percent, by 2010 at the 132 institutions with projected enrollment data.
Thirty-four of the colleges surveyed reveal a growth rate of 15 percent or greater during the next five years; the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) and the University of Maryland lead the pack with projected growth of 58 percent and 45 percent respectively.
Enrollment growth at the colleges and universities surveyed mirrors trends in the general population growth. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, nearly one-half of total U.S. population growth between 2000 and 2030 will occur in just three states: Florida, California and Texas. And fully 80 percent is projected to occur in the South and the West. Accordingly, more than four-fifths of institutions with projected enrollment growth of 15 percent or more are in states with warmer climates, such as Florida, Texas, Georgia, California, and Arkansas.
Not all colleges are growing. Several universities expect decreased enrollment, including the University of Colorado; Baylor University (TX); University of Texas; and University of California at Berkeley.
Current size does not necessarily dictate future growth potential. Several colleges with large enrollment today expect static or moderate growth in enrollment over the next five years, while some smaller schools expect a substantial increase in students.
The vast majority of the schools surveyed are building more housing now or have plans to add additional on-campus bed capacity in the future.
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ADDITIONAL NMHC STUDENT HOUSING RESEARCH
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NMHC Special Off-Campus Student Housing: Income and Expense Benchmarking Survey. Provides information on total operating expenses as a percent of rent along with seven expense line items within operating expenses for 197 properties. (2010)
- NMHC Special Student Housing Report: Has the Recession Had an Impact? Seeks to determine whether the dramatic U.S. economic downturn has had an impact on enrollment and on-campus dormitory vacancy rates.
- On-Campus Housing Costs: More than Meets the Eye. Researches 181 universities and offers current enrollment, basic demographic data for the locality (from the 2000 Census) and baseline on-campus housing price data and billing practices.
- What Do Students Want: Understanding Today’s Off-Campus Student Housing Market. Explores explores what students look for when selecting an off-campus apartment based on in-depth focus groups at nine universities.
- Student Housing 201: 2004-2006 Rent Growth in 64 College Towns. Tracks rent growth in student housing properties over a two-year period.
- Student Housing 102: An In-Depth Look at Properties Leased By-the-Bed. Examines the smaller subset of properties that lease their apartments by the bed instead of by the unit.
- Student Housing 101: Where are the Opportunities? Analyzes the demand for off-campus housing in 64 "college towns" across the country.