Student Housing Remains Strong Despite Drop in College Enrollment: Yardi Matrix

Originally published on April 27, 2022 by YardiMatrix.

SANTA BARBARA, Calif., April 27, 2022 – Despite a drop in college enrollment over the last two years, the student housing industry continues to perform well and is exhibiting healthy rent growth and preleasing for Fall 2022.

The new National Student Housing Report from Yardi® Matrix is now available and offers an optimistic outlook for the sector.

“The student housing industry continued its stellar performance into the first quarter of 2022. Pre- leasing and rent growth were incredibly strong, even compared to pre-pandemic performance,” states the report.

As of March, preleasing for next fall was recorded at 63.7 percent across Yardi 200 schools. That’s 13.5 percent higher than the same time last year and 9.9 percent higher than March 2019, before the pandemic. The average rent per bedroom is $777 for Fall 2022, an increase of nearly three percent over 2021.

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