Universities

College housing costs are out of control

Illustration of a row of houses shaped like arrows charting upward
Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

The prices for U.S. student housing have never been higher, rising to an average of nearly $92,000 per bed, data shows.

How we got here: Previously a lightly invested subsection of the housing market, investment managers, REITs and cross-border investors jumped in with both feet and were behind 50% of all acquisitions in the sector by early 2018. That's up from just 30% a few years ago, new reporting from Real Capital Analytics finds.

Students in poverty fuel for-profit universities

For-profit colleges and universities have a higher share of students in poverty than any other kind of post-secondary institution, according to a new study by Pew Research Center.

Data: Pew Research; Chart: Axios Visuals