Hungry and Homeless in College: Results from a National Study of Basic Needs Insecurity in Higher Education

Presents findings from the largest survey ever conducted of basic needs insecurity among college students. In 2015, the Wisconsin HOPE Lab published the research report Hungry to Learn, a study based on a survey of approximately 4,000 students at ten community colleges in seven states. This study includes more than 33,000 students at 70 community colleges in 24 states. While this is not a nationally representative sample of students or colleges, it is far greater in size and diversity than prior samples, and provides information to shed new light on critical issues warranting further research.

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Wisconsin HOPE Lab, Association of Community College Trustees

American Institutes for Research

U.S. Department of Education

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