College Student At A Glance
When you envision the average college student you think of a person between the ages of 18-24, single and parent dependent. This student usually attends college immediately after high school and has virtually no responsibilities except to study hard.
But this image is changing. At any give time you can look and see this to be true on any campus. More and more you are seeing older students ranging from college freshmen to graduate students. These older students bring a whole new list of demands and expectations from their education institute.
Consider this, you are a 28 year college freshmen. Would you want to live in a dormitory or would you prefer an apartment? You're a single mother or father attempting to return to school full time, where would you live? Your a young married couple, possibly high school sweet hearts, where would you live? How would you finance this apartment as well as a full-time college education. If you are moving to a new area, how would you find housing?
Ta-Dah!!! Family and Graduate Housing
Universities have taken notice to the change of college student demographics.They see that the typical college student is not the only type of college student. Graduate and Family housing is a direct response to the questions that many face when thinking of returning to college. This type of housing allows students to live on campus, have a fully functioning apartment, and have their family with them at a fraction of the cost.
Benefits of Family Housing
- Family is on campus with you
- Short commute to classes
- Takes the fuss out of finding an apartment in new area
- In most cases utilities a included
- Financial aid pays all or portion of rent
- Living in a great community that supports you education
Over 200 schools nationwide offer some type of housing for non-traditional students. This type of housing opens the door to many non-traditional students to take advantage of every possible avenue when it comes to education. This is a supporting community that has your best interesting mind. These communities have playgroups and daycare centers near by. Also there are campus organized activities for the families. This is a great choice for all those who thought they were too old or have too many responsibilities to go back to school.
Colleges That Offer Family Housing
This is a working list of schools that offer family housing. This listing will be updated when ever new information is obtained.
- New Hampshire
- New Jersey
- New Mexico
- New York
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- Rhode Island
- South Carolina
- South Dakota
- West Virginia
Great Resources for Finding Colleges With Family Housing
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Rebecca on February 24, 2014:
Oklahoma State University(okmulgee campus) has family housing, furnished with washer/dryer , onsite daycare and playground. Elementary bus comes on campus. Great family environment and small campus.
awesomedylon from Sedalia, Missouri on January 30, 2014:
I was wondering if colleges would also accept married couples with children. I'm having a lot of trouble trying to find a college in time that will support me my future wife and my child so i can keep going to school.
Isa on December 08, 2013:
Nice list. I live in Texas and attend Sul Ross State University! I live on campus in family housing with my husband no kinds just us and its so nice. I feel like we can both study and be worry free. So when we do hbe kids, we don't stress as much. I have a question though, my father has been disabled and lives in a small apartment. How would it go about maybe him living with us? If you have any input that would be great.
jessica b on November 24, 2013:
Love this list. I am a single parent currently living in St. Louis, MO. I will finish community college soon and will transfer to a Fl university w my two yr old son. Its truly a relief to learn about family housing. THANK YOU :-)
K Martin on October 28, 2013:
Hello, Wright State University in Dayton OH also has Family Housing and Childcare on campus!
Ashley Berger on November 28, 2012:
I just wanted to let you know that I both live and work at the family housing at the University of Utah. I know there is also family housing at Utah State University, where I previously attended though never lived in the family housing there. http://apartments.utah.edu and http://www.usu.edu/housing/familyhousing/ respectively.
ElleBee on November 25, 2012:
I think that family housing is definitely important for many univerisities. I just have to make one point on the how do you pay for an apartment and an education when you're relocating piece - finanical aid such as Stafford Loans, Pell grants etc. CAN be applied to the cost of living even if you're in an off campus apartment. While this isn't the best solution for everyone it is still an option, and I think it means that expense is not the #1 reason for on-campus family housing. I would say convenience is the top reason! Cutting down on commute time means the student can focus on their studies while also being dedicated to their family.
luvintkandtj (author) from USA on November 19, 2012:
i have not seen student housing for engaged couples. This housing is very limited and is reserved for established families. those that are married or with children.
Austin on November 18, 2012:
for the family living, it says that it would work for married couples. but would you be able to do it if you were engaged?
luvintkandtj (author) from USA on September 19, 2012:
Thank you for your input. I hopefully will be finishing this list soon. Its a slow process but I hope to have all 50 states covered soon
Minique on September 10, 2012:
West Virgina has one West Virginia State University . . . school isgreat preschool and daycare on campus and a few more 5min away. Housing isn't the best but its agreat start
kgee123 on August 03, 2012:
This is soo good & I sincerely thank you for your mega list. Bless u for this because it came at a time where I NEED this info. My apartment in NJ is in jeopardy and I need to move and I have to move into a very less than fortunate area just to save money,but I may move to a university/college next yr in another state that offers room &U board for me and my son.
luvintkandtj (author) from USA on July 30, 2012:
Family housing is open to all families. Whether you are a single mother or single father. Also married families benefit from family housing on campuses
activist 1 on July 23, 2012:
I notice a lot of help for single mothers wanting to go to college and with housing and so on but what about single parent fathers who want to go back to school to benefit in the job market? jamestwoeagles@yahoo if any one has ideas or some good help info, i live in eureka springs,ar
anise on July 03, 2012:
Thank u so much for ur research!! I really need this kind setting n am willing to go out of state but prefer bein close to home...do you know of any in Texas??
JWhite on April 20, 2012:
Are there any family housing in Houston Texas?
Kim on April 10, 2012:
Does anyone know of any family housing for students in New York City? Help! Desperate!
hemick on February 21, 2012:
In Vermont, both Johnson State College and the University of Vermont offer family housing.
JFrancis on December 13, 2011:
I was trying my best to advice my girlfriend that we should find a college that offer family housing but she doesn't belive it exist. please help me i live in NYC.
Johanna on November 17, 2011:
I have 2 kids and I live in tx is there any around in the dfw or denton area? Please update I'd hate to leave my kids
Stephanie on November 02, 2011:
I think they should have more colleges in Georgia with family housing..But to sum it all up I think it is a great Idea
Shelby on October 05, 2011:
Can You Plz Post Schools in Tx, Mostly Near Austin I Would Really like To Stay Close To Home..Thx U :)
SapphirePink from Brooklyn, NY on September 08, 2011:
I'm really loving this A LOT! you just don't know how happy I am. Non traditional (very) lol, first time mom, first time experience through "school"... This rocks!!!!! Thanks so much :) Many, Many options!!! I don't know why this isn't talked abut much. This isn't a secret or uncommon. Anyway, thanks!!!!!!!!!!!
Samantha on August 31, 2011:
Can you add schools from south carolina please :)
stephanie on July 15, 2011:
LSU has family housing. Geaux Tigers!!!!
Lloyd on June 28, 2011:
Are their any CSU in california that offer family housing?
Danielle on June 28, 2011:
FYI: I attend University at Buffalo-Suny and they have family housing for single parents, married couples and even engaged couples and usually give priority to those students for housing. Its a state school but very well-respected as a research school and because of this, it is very reasonably. IJS
amanda on June 27, 2011:
any in maine? I'm a 17 year old, had a baby, graduated and looking for schools in maine, any help will be greatly appreciated :D
Melissa on May 23, 2011:
University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign and University of Illinois at Chicago offer housing and should be added to the list.
luvintkandtj (author) from USA on May 07, 2011:
List has been update with Idaho schools
luvintkandtj (author) from USA on May 07, 2011:
List has been updated with Ga schools
sidazhah on March 27, 2011:
hi im a single mom of a three year old,, and i really want to further my education as well and this was really a major step towards where I need to be focusing,but I live in ga and there arent many
luvintkandtj (author) from USA on December 28, 2010:
list has been updated
luvintkandtj (author) from USA on December 20, 2010:
Housing is for those who are graduates or have families. the terms depend on the school
ashley on November 01, 2010:
Are there any family housing in NC??
Chris on September 30, 2010:
Is the housing only for Graduate programs? I am about to start my BA program and would love to have family housing with my wife and 2 kids. Thanks for any info!
luvintkandtj (author) from USA on September 27, 2010:
there are... i:m so sorry be tween being a student myself and raising kids i update this list when i can i will try to add more tonight
J'sMommy on September 27, 2010:
Hey, There's is no way to click NY so does that mean there aren't any?
luvintkandtj (author) from USA on September 26, 2010:
Amanda look at rutgers. I am updating often but I am very busy. So sorry for the limited list
Amanda on September 26, 2010:
There aren't any in New Jersey? :( I don't know what to do with myself and my two year old.
NicoleCoe on September 16, 2010:
You should add UMASS Amherst for Massachusetts
JacobisMommy on September 14, 2010:
There are a few colleges with programs specifically for single parents. I am applying to one in Massachusetts, but Pennsylvania, Ohio, and a few other East Coast locations have them!! It is great for young mothers/fathers to get that on campus experience even though they have a child!
luvintkandtj (author) from USA on July 28, 2010:
Ivette Just click the links on the list of states. there is a a hub for california
Ivette on June 01, 2010:
It would be great to actually have a list of colleges that offer college housing. I actually live in CA and looking for a U that offeres housing formyself and my little family of 3
luvintkandtj (author) from USA on May 06, 2010:
Thanks for the comments. I will add the suggested info.
Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on May 06, 2009:
This would be wonderful for all ages of people wishing to advance their learning and careers.
dannilou on April 19, 2009:
I really agree with you on the family housing. I was raised on campus housing, and loved the access to academics and the fun things that go on on-campus. I am having a heck of a time now that I'm a non-traditional student finding a College/Uni with Family Housing on the east coast for my family. Little do Colleges and Universities understand, that by having family housing available, they increasing the chances of return customers (the children who grow up on their campuses). It's a great way to be raised and a great way for the parent/student to continue regular life and get ahead. Just wish there was more of it available!!
Thanks for the article!
luvintkandtj (author) from USA on February 20, 2009:
Thanx. I love the idea of family housing. Many universities actually offer family housing, child care and other assistance for students with families.
laringo from From Berkeley, California. on February 12, 2009:
I think it's a good idea for colleges to diversify and add choices for housing other than the traditional student. Good Hub.