The Hope Center

#RealCollege Survey

The #RealCollege Survey is on hiatus for the 2021-2022 academic year while The Hope Center meets this critical moment with the #RealCollege Institutional Capacity–Building Cohort (ICBC)

The #RealCollege Survey will resume for Fall 2022. Click here to indicate your interest in participating.

We will then send you information on how to sign up now to lock-in a reduced rate. Participation could potentially be funded using the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund.


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What is the #RealCollege Survey?

The #RealCollege Survey is the nation’s largest, most well-established assessment of students’ basic needs. More than 500 colleges and universities have participated and over 500,000 students have completed the #RealCollege survey.

In addition to offering colleges and universities an up-close look at the challenges facing students, the survey also allows for critical insights into diversity, equity, and inclusion; student health; and emergency aid. We hope that this information encourages colleges to see students as humans first; helps colleges efficiently and equitably distribute supports; inspires the provision of additional resources; and advances innovative policy solutions.

To learn more about findings from prior #RealCollege surveys, see the recent reports page.

When will additional information about the fall 2022 #RealCollege Survey be available?

Additional information about the fall 2022 #RealCollege Survey will be available in early 2022. Click here if you are interested in participating in the Fall 2022 survey and we will email you with more information. For questions regarding the #RealCollege Survey, please email hopesrvy@temple.edu.

Recent Reports

The Hope Center's recently published #RealCollege Survey reports are below. For all reports, see our Research Page.

Entering fall 2020, the Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) was grappling with the effects of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic... Read more
Fall 2020 was an extraordinary time for colleges in San Diego as the city continued to deal with the effects... Read more
Fall 2020 was an unprecedented time for colleges and universities in Colorado as the state continued to deal with the... Read more
Fall 2020 was an extraordinary time for colleges and universities in Hawai‘i as the state continued to deal with the... Read more
Entering fall 2020, colleges in Virginia grappled with the effects of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Individual campuses contended with how Read more
Philadelphia-area colleges and universities were reeling from the coronavirus pandemic as they entered fall 2020. Mirroring national trends, enrollment was Read more
Entering fall 2020, colleges and universities in Texas grappled with the effects of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Individual campuses contended Read more
Entering the fall 2020 term, higher education was reeling from the coronavirus pandemic. Enrollment was down—particularly among students most at Read more
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This report describes the results of the #RealCollege survey administered in the fall of 2019 at seven tribal colleges and Read more
This report describes the results of the #RealCollege survey administered in the fall of 2018and 2019 at 28 of the Read more