SFWS 2018 Key Findings by School Sector

The Student Financial Wellness Survey (SFWS) is a self-reported, online survey that seeks to document the financial well-being and student success indicators of postsecondary students across the nation. This brief contains key findings and take-aways from the analysis of SFWS data by school sector. Key findings include:

  • Community college students are more likely to feel financial obligations to their families, and report less financial support from their families.
  • Community college students were far more likely – by almost 30 percentage points – to say they work twenty or more hours a week at their job.
  • While food security varied little across school sectors. Housing security was somewhat higher among community college students than their counterparts at four-year institutions.