Unless otherwise noted in a specific report, the AACRAO member institution size, type and control categories are based on the following definitions and sources: 
The enrollment value used to delineate the institution's size category is defined as full-time enrollment plus 1/3 of part-time enrollment and is based on the enrollment reported by the institution to the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). 
Institution type and control values are also defined by and verified through NCES criteria.

Student Basic Needs: Institutional Services and Awareness

  • 2020
  • Research
  • Special Topics

For the March 2020 survey, AACRAO partnered with The Hope Center for College, Community, and Justice at Temple University on the March 2020 survey.

For the March 2020 survey, AACRAO partnered with The Hope Center for College, Community, and Justice at Temple University on the March 2020 survey which recently released the results of the 5th annual #RealCollege survey of students’ experiences with food and housing insecurity; it demonstrates widespread food and housing insecurity at more than 400 colleges and universities using data from more than 330,000 students. 

The results of this survey help expand the understanding of the scope of services available at institutions of higher education to help students meet their basic needs around food and housing.