Colleges and Universities with Family Housing

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 dependant.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?

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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

It's never too late

It is never too late to want to better yourself. Every person has to improve themselves. This shifting economy has made it very difficult to find employment and raise a family. Returning to school will give you a greater competitive edge in the employment market. Returning or starting school can be expensive but remember there are many options available to you. First step, apply for financial aid using the FAFSA. Second, consider employment on campus. Third, do not be afraid to visit the school of your choice and speak to student affairs. Many of the schools that offer family housing also provide support for non-traditional students.


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Colleges Across The Nation

This is a working list of schools that offer family housing. This listing will be updated when ever new information is obtained.

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laringo 8 years ago from From Berkeley, California.

I think it's a good idea for colleges to diversify and add choices for housing other than the traditional student. Good Hub.

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luvintkandtj 8 years ago from USA Author

Thanx. I love the idea of family housing. Many universities actually offer family housing, child care and other assistance for students with families.

dannilou 7 years ago

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!

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Peggy W 7 years ago from Houston, Texas

This would be wonderful for all ages of people wishing to advance their learning and careers.

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luvintkandtj 6 years ago from USA Author

Thanks for the comments. I will add the suggested info.

Ivette  6 years ago

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

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luvintkandtj 6 years ago from USA Author

Ivette Just click the links on the list of states. there is a a hub for california

JacobisMommy 6 years ago

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!

NicoleCoe 6 years ago

You should add UMASS Amherst for Massachusetts

Amanda 6 years ago

There aren't any in New Jersey? :( I don't know what to do with myself and my two year old.

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luvintkandtj 6 years ago from USA Author

Amanda look at rutgers. I am updating often but I am very busy. So sorry for the limited list

J'sMommy 6 years ago

Hey, There's is no way to click NY so does that mean there aren't any?

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luvintkandtj 6 years ago from USA Author

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

Chris 6 years ago

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!

ashley 6 years ago

Are there any family housing in NC??

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luvintkandtj 6 years ago from USA Author

Housing is for those who are graduates or have families. the terms depend on the school

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luvintkandtj 6 years ago from USA Author

list has been updated

sidazhah 5 years ago

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

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luvintkandtj 5 years ago from USA Author

List has been updated with Ga schools

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luvintkandtj 5 years ago from USA Author

List has been update with Idaho schools

Melissa 5 years ago

University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign and University of Illinois at Chicago offer housing and should be added to the list.


amanda 5 years ago

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

Danielle 5 years ago

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

Lloyd 5 years ago

Are their any CSU in california that offer family housing?

stephanie 5 years ago

LSU has family housing. Geaux Tigers!!!!

Samantha 5 years ago

Can you add schools from south carolina please :)

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SapphirePink 5 years ago from Brooklyn, NY

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!!!!!!!!!!!

Shelby 5 years ago

Can You Plz Post Schools in Tx, Mostly Near Austin I Would Really like To Stay Close To Home..Thx U :)

Stephanie 5 years ago

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

Johanna 5 years ago

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

JFrancis 5 years ago

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.

hemick 5 years ago

In Vermont, both Johnson State College and the University of Vermont offer family housing.

Kim 4 years ago

Does anyone know of any family housing for students in New York City? Help! Desperate!

JWhite 4 years ago

Are there any family housing in Houston Texas?

anise 4 years ago

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 you know of any in Texas??

activist 1 4 years ago

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

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luvintkandtj 4 years ago from USA Author

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

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kgee123 4 years ago

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.

Minique 4 years ago

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

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luvintkandtj 4 years ago from USA Author

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

Austin 4 years ago

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?

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luvintkandtj 4 years ago from USA Author

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.

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ElleBee 4 years ago

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.

Ashley Berger 4 years ago

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. and respectively.

K Martin 3 years ago

Hello, Wright State University in Dayton OH also has Family Housing and Childcare on campus!

jessica b 3 years ago

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 :-)

Isa 3 years ago

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.

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awesomedylon 3 years ago from Sedalia, Missouri

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.

Rebecca 2 years ago

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.

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