Northwest Vista College is among the colleges highlighted in a new report from the Center for Community College Student Engagement (CCCSE) as providing student assistance to address multiple needs. Published today, the Mission Critical: The Role of Community Colleges in Meeting Students’ Basic Needs report on food insecurity among community college students highlights the struggles students experience.
The report is based on national data gathered from the spring 2021 CCCSE survey with 82,424 community college students attending 194 institutions in the U.S. The data also includes information gathered from the Survey on Entering Student Engagement (SENSE) and CCCSE’s interviews with students.
The highlights of the report include:
Nearly a third of all respondents reported running out of food and not having money to get more.
One in four students with dependent children reported cutting the size of their meals or skipping meals.
Nearly a quarter of students with dependent children have low or very low housing security, compared to 10 percent of students without dependent children.