The #RealCollege survey is the nation’s largest annual assessment of basic needs security among college students. The survey, which specifically evaluates access to affordable food and housing, began in 2015 under the Wisconsin HOPE Lab. This report describes the results of the #RealCollege survey administered in the fall of 2018 at eight institutions throughout Minnesota.

3,460 students participated in the survey. We discovered:

  • 40% of respondents experienced food insecurity in the prior 30 days
  • 52% of respondents experienced housing insecurity in the previous year
  • 18% of respondents experienced homelessness in the previous year

Read the full report here.