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Journal of College and University Student Housing
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.
Association of College and University Housing Officers - International
Li, Yan; Shelley, Mack C.; and Whalen, Donald E., "Contributors to Residence Hall Student Retention: Why do Students Choose to Leave or Stay?" (2005). Political Science Publications. 69.
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