In January 2011 I posted a mother’s research into which two-year colleges in Minnesota (and elsewhere in the Midwest) that have dormitories. It was an attempt to get college experience for her son that was similar to that of a four-year campus.
It sounded like dorms were pretty rare at two-year institutions. But this map and overview by the American Association of Community Colleges shows that 25 percent of campuses have them — making them more common that I thought.
Minnesota seems to be in the middle of the pack in the number of campuses with residence halls. I’ll see if I can get more details.
The association notes:
Over the last decade, public two-year colleges have seen a gradual growth of on-campus student housing. Between
2000 and 2010, 43 community colleges have established new student housing. Despite the increase, only 1% of two-year
college students live on campus, compared to 14% of all undergraduates across the country.