Hunger And Homelessness In College

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Heard On The Morning Show
Walkway outside the Student Union Building at the University of British Columbia UBC Library Communications (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)  

A typical college student has to deal with expensive textbooks, rising tuition costs, and balancing work and school. But a significant portion of students, just over a third, also struggle to regularly get good, nutritious food on the table. Another third have reported dealing with housing insecurity — difficulty getting an affordable, stable place to live. Our guest is a co-author of the largest national survey assessing housing security, food security and homelessness among college students. She’s here to break down the numbers with us and talk about why college students are struggling to get their basic needs met as much as they are to ace their exams.

Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Colleen Leahy Producer
  • Sara Goldrick-Rab Guest