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AAMU expands campus housing capacity amid national shortage

Monday, August 07, 2023
Huntsville Business Journal

Through several campus projects and partnerships, Alabama A&M University (AAMU) has increased its housing capacity by over 16 percent since 2022. This fall, capacity will reach an all-time high thanks to additional on-campus beds along with new University-brokered apartment options as close as three miles from campus. These efforts are part of AAMU’s work to address a national shortage of affordable housing options for students. According to the National Center for Education Statistic’s most recent National Postsecondary Student Aid Study, just 38 percent of students at U.S. public colleges and universities live in campus-owned housing. Alabama A&M accommodates well-above that number with over 50 percent of its students learning and living on The Hill. Still, officials say there’s more to be done to make sure campus housing is available for as many students as possible.

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