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Tracking the dorm shortfall

Tracking the dorm shortfall

Surging enrollment has outpaced schools' ability to house students both in Boston and nationwide. Use the search fields below to compare the difference between full-time students and dorm capacity (dorm gap) across US colleges and universities. Some schools point out, however, that not all students want or require on-campus housing.

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note: dorm gap is how many more students there are than beds

DATA: US Department of Education

Todd Wallack, Russell Goldenberg / Globe Staff