(Undated) — Some college students are struggling with basic needs. According to a new study from Temple University and the Wisconsin Hope Lab, more than a third of college students are struggling to find food and housing. Of the 43-thousand college students surveyed across 66 campuses, 36 percent were considered to be “food insecure.” The study found the problems are particularly prevalent at community colleges, with 42 percent of students having hardships. On private four-year college campuses, just 14 percent of students were considered food insecure.
One of the biggest issues facing students is affording healthy food, with 46 percent of community college students and 40 percent of four-year students reporting an inability to pay for balanced meals. Researchers say that rising college costs is just one reason that such high proportions of students lack basic necessities.
Jared Schaefer/sks PA) WI)
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