On-campus housing becoming more common at community colleges

02/26/2013 | Community College Week

It's becoming more common for community colleges -- typically associated with a commuter lifestyle -- to open residence halls, allowing students to live on campus. The switch, officials say, is due in part to the changing field of higher education, in which institutions are increasingly competing for a dwindling number of students. Community colleges also are using housing to become a more attractive alternative to more expensive four-year institutions.

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