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Research & Special Reports


2014 Living on Campus: College Housing Annual Report

2014 Living on Campus: College Housing Annual Report

May 1st, 2014

The results of current research and details of the 21st Century Project, including ongoing trends and preferences, are included in this annual report.


2014 College Construction Report

2014 College Construction Report

February 1st, 2014

College Planning & Management’s 19th annual report on what facilities are being built or renovated, where they are, and for how much, on campuses across the United States.


Living on Campus: 2013 College Housing Annual Report

2013 Living on Campus: College Housing Annual Report

May 1st, 2013

The results of current research and our online survey detail the state of campus housing, including ongoing trends and preferences, in this annual report.


18th Annual College Construction Report

February 1st, 2013

College administrators worried whether the uncertainties of tax laws or the emphasis on cutting would cause regular donors or governors and state legislators to trim their spending on higher education. It was not a good time for looking ahead and planning confidently for continued growth in college construction programs. The number of identified projects listed as being “on hold; awaiting funding decisions” grew exponentially. Under the circumstances, it is not surprising that college construction completed in 2012 — and projected for 2013 — declined from previous years.


2012 Living on Campus: Special Report on College Housing

June 1st, 2012

Residence halls — or dormitories, as they were once called — used to be places where students could sleep, dress, and study while attending college. They were the simplest of spaces, providing each student a bed, a desk, and a place to keep some clothes. And they were usually the least expensive buildings on campus. Things are different now. Residence halls provide all the comforts of home and, to many students and parents, often more.


17th Annual College Construction Report

February 1st, 2012

The median residence hall reported this year houses 428 students, cost $33M, and encompasses 131,782 sq. ft. Cost per student rose to $78,153 (compared to $69,502 a year ago). Cost per square foot was also up to $201.10, but that actually is lower than it had been in three of the last four years.


2011 Living on Campus: Special Report on College Housing

June 1st, 2011

The median residence hall reported this year houses 428 students, cost $33M, and encompasses 131,782 sq. ft. Cost per student rose to $78,153 (compared to $69,502 a year ago). Cost per square foot was also up to $201.10, but that actually is lower than it had been in three of the last four years.


16th Annual College Construction Report

February 1st, 2011

The news is not all bad as college construction exceeds projections in a recovering economy. Learn about this and more in College Planning & Management's annual report on what facilities are being built or renovated on campuses across the country.


2010 Living on Campus: Special Report on College Housing

June 1st, 2010

The results of current research and our online survey detail the state of campus housing, including ongoing trends and preferences, in this annual report. Construction within the last year was very brisk, and sustainability and amenities continue to gain importance as projects are designed and constructed for a long life.


15th Annual College Construction Report

February 1st, 2010

Campus facilities are still being designed, built, and renovated, albeit at a slower pace this year as the economy moves towards recovery. Learn about this and more in College Planning & Management's annual report on what facilities are being built or renovated on campuses across the country.


2009 Living on Campus: Special Report on College Housing

June 1st, 2009

The cost of residence hall construction, along with the size of the facilities themselves, has fallen slightly this year. This information and more on current and predicted trends in residence facilities and the amenities they contain, gathered from the results of our 2009 college housing survey, are provided in this special report.


14th Annual College Construction Report

February 1st, 2009

The current economic woes are having an impact on college and university construction, yet facilities are still being designed, built, and renovated. Learn about this and more in College Planning & Management's annual report on what facilities are being built or renovated on campuses across the country.


2008 Living on Campus: Special Report on College Housing

June 1st, 2008

The cost of residence hall construction continues to rise, independent of facility size or location. This information and more on current and predicted trends in residence facilities and the amenities they contain, gathered from the results of our 2008 college housing survey, are provided in this special report.


13th Annual College Construction Report

February 1st, 2008

College construction increased significantly during the first six years of the 21st century, going from under $10B in 2001 to more than $15B in 2006. Learn about this, and more in College Planning & Management's annual report on what facilities are being built or renovated on campuses across the country.


2007 Living on Campus: Special Report on College Housing

June 1st, 2007

The ups and downs of college housing construction indicate that the costs per square foot and per bed are up, but the size of the projects and space per bed are down. This information and more on current and predicted trends gathered from the results of our 2007 college housing survey are provided in this special report.