Now in its fifth year, the #RealCollege survey is the nation’s largest, longest-running annual
assessment of basic needs security among college students. In the absence of any federal data on
the subject, the Hope Center for College, Community, and Justice created the survey to evaluate
access to affordable food and housing among college students.
This report describes the results of the #RealCollege survey administered in the fall of 2019 at
17 of the 18 New Jersey community colleges, a subset of the 227 two- and four-year institutions
surveyed across the United States.
In 2019, just over 9,110 students from 17 New Jersey community colleges responded to the
#RealCollege survey.