Case study: Beacon College (Florida)
Focus of institution
Students with learning disabilities, ADHD and other emotional challenges who prefer living alone because of anxiety, Tourette’s Syndrome and other conditions
Link to main story: College roommate not wanted
351 students in 2017-18
70%—Enrollment growth since 2013
60%—Approximate portion of students, including freshmen, requesting singles
Current residence halls
3 (with 72 single rooms), plus 1 under construction
Latest residence hall
- Resnick Alpen Plung
- 23,306 square feet
- January 2018 expected completion
74 singles within 5-bedroom suites
- Community kitchens and whole-group activities in residence halls bring students together.
- Campuswide, small classes break students into groups of 3 or 4 to build teamwork skills.
Matt Zalaznick is senior associate editor.