- Associated Press - Thursday, April 9, 2015

BOSTON (AP) - A plan by the city of Boston to have its colleges and universities house more students on campus to free up off-campus housing for families appears to be making progress.

The Boston Globe (https://bit.ly/1CkvKk1 ) says the city is scheduled to release a report Thursday that shows the number of students living on Boston’s college campuses rose by more than 6 percent last year.

The city attributes the increase to new dorms that opened at Northeastern University, Wentworth Institute of Technology and Berklee College of Music, which together added 1,395 undergraduate beds.

An additional 984 beds are due soon at Emerson College, Boston College, and the New England Conservatory of Music. Longer term, nearly 4,500 beds are planned at other schools.

Officials say the plan will also help crack down on substandard off-campus apartments.

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Information from: The Boston Globe, https://www.bostonglobe.com

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