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!



Profile of American College Presidents

Every five years, the American Council on Education (ACE) conducts a survey among college presidents from all walks of life in higher […]

Perspectives on Strong Campus Housing Partnerships From Both Sides of the Table

In the most recent copy of the NACAS College Services magazine, we did an article highlighting differing perspectives on public-private […]

COCM Student Housing Professional – Shelby Riddle

Earlier this month, COCM’s Merchant Card Services Coordinator, Shelby Riddle, was invited by Regions Bank to participate in a panel […]

Making the Most of a Summer Internship

As summer begins, so do thousands of internships across the country. Students who are eager and committed to gaining experience […]

“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 […]