Lawrence, KS – According to the officials, this requirement aims to enhance student success.
Officials say that data shows that the university’s first-year students who live on campus have higher grade point averages, stay in school in higher numbers and graduate faster.
The retention rate for freshmen who lived on campus in the fall of 2018 was 87.6%, compared to 79.9% for those who did not.
Kansas State University found that 5% more first-year students who lived on campus stayed in school than those who lived off campus.
Students may apply for an exemption to the policy.
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