Campus Units

Political Science

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

2005

Journal or Book Title

Journal of College and University Student Housing

Volume

33

Issue

2(B)

First Page

28

Last Page

36

Abstract

Residence hall occupancy is of concern to housing administrators because higher occupancy leads to financial stability. While many areas are housing more students, some regions such as the Midwest are experiencing enrollment declines primarily due to a decline in high-school graduates and a struggling economy (Meline, 2003). In the Midwest there are daily newspaper reports of declining enrollment, budget cuts, reduction in financial resources, and increased competition for government funding and private support. When occupancy is low, it is especially desirable for housing administrators to learn more about what motivates students in their choice of housing.

Comments

This article is published as Yan Li, Mack C. Shelley, II, and Donald F. Whalen, “Contributors to residence hall student retention: Why do students choose to leave or stay?,” Journal of College and University Student Housing, 33(2), 28-36 (2005). Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

Association of College and University Housing Officers - International

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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