Student Employment National Research Study
Why on-campus student employment?
Rising tuition costs, family obligations, resume-building, and handling the curveballs life can throw, are just a few reasons why working while in school is a must for many students. An average of 70 to 80 percent of full- or part-time students are employed either on- or off-campus. This prevalence of student employment has sparked interest among both practitioners and policymakers to explore and ultimately leverage the role of student employment, on-campus employment specifically, on student success.
If operationalized effectively, on-campus employment can provide students with a greater financial security, while also improving learning, career-readiness, and persistence outcomes. Recognizing these benefits, many institutions have advanced the use federal work-study and institutional-funded campus-based employment programs as a high-priority research area that can positively impact today's students.