ACUHO-I, in partnership with EBI Benchmarking Assessments, developed the Resident Assessment to gain insight into resident perceptions. The assessment is based on professional standards and demonstrates to residents their viewpoints are important.
This research note explores how living in on-campus housing enhances learning outcomes.
In 2010, 315,565 students participated in the assessment.
Overall, most respondents reported that living in on-campus housing enhanced their abilities to achieve a variety of key learning outcomes related to personal and diverse interactions, time management, studying, problem solving and personal growth.
More than half reported that living in campus housing has enhanced their learning experience to a great extent. Respondents who were satisfied with their housing experience or participated frequently in housing activities and programs were most likely to report the positive contributions of housing.
Respondents reported their experience living in on-campus housing contributed to their growth in key learning areas including personal interactions, diverse interactions, time management/studying/problem solving, and personal growth.
Respondents who were satisfied with their overall housing experience were more likely to report that housing contributed positively to their growth in these areas.
Similarly, respondents who participated in sponsored programs were also more likely to report that housing contributed positively to their learning outcomes.
On-campus housing plays an important role as it relates to student development and achievement of key learning outcomes.