Transportation as a Barrier to Higher Education: Evidence from the 2022 Student Financial Wellness Survey

The cost of transportation can be a barrier for many students, impacting their ability to reliable commute to campus and attend class. The vast majority of respondents in the Student Financial Wellness Survey report having a car, demonstrating the need for colleges and universities to have infrastructure in place to support student commuters. This brief explores survey data on the availability of parking on campus and missing classes due to lack of transportation.

Research Brief Transportation as a Barrier to Higher Education