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College and University Basic Needs Insecurity: A National #RealCollege Survey Report

Authors: 
Goldrick-Rab, S.,
Baker-Smith, C.,
Coca, V.,
Looker, V.,
Williams, T.
Published: April, 2019
Type: 
Paper/Research Report
Organization: 
The Hope Center for College, Community, and Justice
Abstract: 

This report from the Hope Center for College, Community, and Justice describes the results of the #RealCollege survey administered to nearly 86,000 students at 123 two- and four-year institutions. The survey shows rates of basic needs insecurity are higher for students attending two-year colleges, former foster youth, students who served in the military, and students formerly convicted of a crime. The researchers found that being employed and receiving federal student aid do not lower the risk of basic needs insecurity for students. They conclude that basic needs insecurity is a substantial problem that requires a systemic response. The report outlines five action steps for administrators, faculty, staff, and students to support basic needs on campus. (author abstract modified)

Availability: 
Available for free download on the Hope Center website at: https://hope4college.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/HOPE_realcollege_National_report_digital.pdf