Florida college can’t fill new dorm

Florida community colleges are adding four-year vocational degrees and dorms, but a Ft. Myers college can’t fill its new $26.3 million residence hall.

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  1. I don’t understand why CCs need to build dorms. if dorm or apartment space is needed, it can be done by the private sector. In places like Gainesville, FL (UF) and Columbia, SC (Univ. of SC) large numbers students live in private, student-only apartment complexes. IIRC, part of the original rationale for CCs would be that they were local and students could live at home, so there was no need for dorms and costs could therefore be lower.