Research from UND illustrates that students who live on campus are successful in many areas including higher grades, less debt, and more persistence to return.
Fall 2013 GPA data below demonstrates that at every grade level, students who live on campus get better grades.
Fall 2013 Grade Point Averages
Financial Aid Comparison
Average Loan Debt for on-campus freshman: $5,144 Average Loan Debt for off-campus freshman: $7,806
Average Loan Debt for on-campus sophomore: $10,890 Average Loan Debt for off-campus sophomore: $14,258
Of the residence hall students who responded, 49.26% reported never consuming alcohol or consumed but not in the last 30 days, as compared to 23.45% of off-campus students. *Data from the American College Health Association - National College Health Assessment (ACHA-NCHA) survey conducted in spring 2012.
Year-to-year persistence of freshman to the University for on-campus vs off-campus.
2010: 79% on-campus vs 64% off-campus 2011: 74% on-campus vs 69% off-campus 2012: 76% on-campus vs 65% off-campus