The Hope Center for College, Community, and Justice (Temple University) recently released its 2019 #Real College Survey Results focusing on students’ basic needs. Pellissippi State students participated in this nationwide survey during the Fall of 2019. We had an estimated response rate of 8.9% (909 students).
National results can be found here: https://hope4college.com/
Pellissippi State Students participated in this nationwide survey during the Fall of 2019. We had an estimated response rate of 8.9% (909 students).
Overall Basic Needs Insecurity Rates:
These numbers are staggering in light of the Pellissippi State student population of 10,894 students!
Housing insecurity means a student is at risk of eviction, is behind on utilities payments, or is actually homeless. Homelessness can take many forms from students living in a shelter, to students “couch surfing” (staying with friends) to students living in their car if they have one. The reasons for homelessness vary from loss of job, dissolution of marriage or relationship, aging out of the foster care system, family estrangement, the lack of affordable housing and many other reasons.
Thus far, 13 students have received assistance through this scholarship.