#RealCollege Survey Guide and Questions

February 2024
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Meeting college students’ basic needs—their needs for support with food, housing child care, transportation, mental health, and more—is increasingly important in providing equitable postsecondary education experiences.

The #RealCollege Survey Guide and Questions are designed to help postsecondary institutions assess their students’ basic needs. The survey questions and accompanying guide will help educators and administrators learn more about which services students use, which they do not, and why.

The #RealCollege survey—the nation’s leading postsecondary basic needs services survey instrument—is available free to download below.

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