Beyond University and School Data: How Real Estate Data Can Benefit Educational Institutions (Part 2)

In our last post, we explored how real estate data can be used to help improve the performance of schools across the U.S. In our second post in our educational series, highlighting how school data can improve the performance of educational institutions, we dive into how real estate data can be used to benefit universities.

Supporting Low Income Students with Real Estate Data

Just as real estate data can assist local schools in identifying underprivileged, at-risk students, real estate data can also be used to help identify low-income university students in need of financial and emotional support.

Studies show that low income students are more likely to suffer from isolation while studying at university, often struggling with integration and socializing – a risk factor for poor performance and potential drop outs.

Leading universities can use this data to help education leaders to develop deeper insights into the social, economic, and cultural patterns that influence low-income students lives. Many under-privileged students speak of the ‘social shock’ and identity struggles of sharing their university campus with well-off students from affluent backgrounds.

Universities can use the data found in our Homes Sales Report, Affordability Report, and Foreclosure Report to find students most in need of support and to gain deeper insights into their experiences. In addition, this data can also be utilized to pinpoint students who may benefit from income-dependent scholarship awards.

How Real Estate Data Can Inform University Research

In addition, data on the local housing market can also be used to gain insights into the wider social structures for research purposes. Patterns in local and country-wide real estate can inform your university research, lectures, and academic insights into wider trends.

For example, our various real estate market trends reports can be used to assess home ownership trends and the social factors driving them, as well as highlighting inequalities in home equity across different markets.

For example, our Affordability Report, pools data on areas in which average wage earners and out-priced by median home prices – this data can be used to highlight gentrification and to gain deeper insights into the ways in which housing and income inequality reinforce each other.

The Benefits of Real Estate Data for Universities

Real estate data offers a wealth of benefits for leading universities across the U.S.. Many of the top institutions are now incorporating a variety of data sets into their policy and practice. Universities can use our transactional data products to identify and reach struggling students at risk of poor performance and low wellbeing on campus and enhance academic research and theory.

About ATTOM Data Solutions Reports

Our custom reports are comprised from including property tax, deed, mortgage, foreclosure, environmental risk, natural hazard, and neighborhood data for over 99% of the U.S. population and over 155 million U.S. properties.

As one of the leading market data providers, our data undergoes a rigorous 20 step process, in which it is validated and enhanced. Learn more about our leading data solutions and the benefits they can provide your university here.

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