Term Homeless College/University Students
Code YV-3000.1540
Definition Students enrolled in a college or university who lack stable housing and sleep in their cars or on couches when they have no place to go. A 2019 survey found that 56% of college students were housing insecure and 17% were homeless in the previous year. Housing insecurity and homelessness have an impact on college completion rates, persistence and credit attainment. Researchers also associate basic needs insecurity with self-reports of poor physical health, symptoms of depression and higher perceived stress.
Created 10/27/20
Changed 11/5/20
Use References Homeless College Students
Homeless University Students
See Also References Students (YG-8000)
External Classification Terms
Related Concepts Children and Youth
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Bibliographic References "College and University Basic Needs Insecurity: A National #RealCollege Survey Report", APRIL 2019, AUTHORS: Sara Goldrick-Rab, Christine Baker-Smith, Vanessa Coca, Elizabeth Looker and Tiffani Williams, https://hope4college.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/HOPE_realcollege_National_report_digital.pdf

"Homeless in College: Students sleep in cars, on couches when they have nowhere else to go", Charisse Jones, USA TODAY, https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2019/06/10/homelessness-among-college-students-growing-crisis/3747117002/

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