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Dorms becoming norm for community colleges

SMC, and now LMC, are discovering the edge that dorms can give colleges in attracting students

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Posted: Saturday, January 26, 2013 5:00 am

BENTON TOWNSHIP - Community colleges are learning they need to provide more than high-quality academics to attract students, which is one reason why more are getting into the on-campus housing business.

For Southwestern Michigan College President David Mathews, the construction of SMC's first 130-bed housing unit in 2009 reflected a need that surfaced in the college's surveys of high school juniors.

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