- Associated Press - Sunday, November 20, 2016

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) - Florida Atlantic University is planning to become less of a commuter school.

The South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports (https://bit.ly/2fNszh8) that the Boca Raton university is planning to increase the on-campus dormitory capacity from 4,100 to 10,000 students over the next few years. The school has 30,000 undergraduates.

President John Kelly told the paper that students who live on campus tend to be more successful because they are more engaged and have easier access to resources. He also said the expansion would remove 6,000 commuters from the area’s crowded streets.

He said the plan would be to contract with the private sector to finance and build the dorms.

Current housing prices at the school range from $3,000 to $5,400 per semester.


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