Welcome to the COCM Student Housing Matters Blog!
It's about matters relating to on-campus student housing, as well as why quality on-campus student housing really matters. We want this blog to serve as a forum for sharing ideas and insights about how your on-campus student housing can do things beyond simply housing students. How it can be used as a more powerful tool to recruit and retain students on your campus. We look forward to your participation!



“Can the middle class afford college?”

Jeff Selingo’s recent article in the Washington Post entitled “Can the middle class afford college?” brought to light, very sobering and disheartening […]

COCM Student Housing Professional – LaToya Eff: Cultivating Women Leaders in Higher Education

LaToya Eff, highlighted this month in The Galliance, is an Assistant Director of Operations for COCM. COCM is proud of her […]

Podcast | Getting Out of Debt and Staying Out

One of the biggest topics in higher education these days is student debt. And Timothy Evans has an incredible back-story that […]

“Skipping the College Tour”

A recent article in the New York Times advises families to “Skip the College Tour.”  Many students and their families […]

Campus Corner Apartments and Green River Community College – Creating a Path for Success for International Students

This article in U.S. News and World Report is a wonderful highlight of the efforts made by COCM’s client partner, Green […]

Podcast | How I Got Into Student Housing – Jeff Kirkpatrick

In the continuation of this “How I Got Into Student Housing” series, COCM’s Jeff Kirkpatrick shares his story of how […]

Student Housing Professionals Come Together

Each year, COCM holds an Annual Meeting, bringing together employees from around the country to the COCM home office in […]

7 Things College Students Should Know About Credit

This is a great article from MINT for helping students understand the implications of some of their decisions concerning credit […]

COCM Cares!

COCM celebrates a “Capstone Cares” week each year, where we unite as a company to give back to our local […]

Student Loans – Navigating the Debt

This article from the MINTLife Blog has some simple but important recommendations and excellent resources for anyone who has student […]