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Facts About Student Housing


How many students live in college dormitories?

According to 2010 Census data analyzed by the State Demographer, there were 50,444 people living in "college/university student housing." Female students made up 54 percent of the dormitory population, with 27,453 residents. Male students numbered 22,991 or 46 percent.

The census count can include students living in off-campus university student housing.