I am trying to measure changes in local housing supply using micro-data & census tract summaries in Decennial/ACS Census data, but I am finding it difficult to find information about college/university student-related housing. So far, I have connected dorm-bed counts by university from IPEDS to group quarters & age-specific population counts from Census data. I understand there is a GQTYPE designation for non-institutional group quarters that signifies ‘college dormitories.’
Over the past couple decades, there has been an increasing trend of universities creating student housing through partnerships with private developers. These ‘student housing’ arrangements appear to be privately owned and operated, but are purpose built for students and are populated under long-term contracts arranged with universities.
Has anyone at IPUMS encountered issues with this type of privately-run student housing? Has Census done anything that would capture this rise in mixed private-sector-run university-authorized student housing? Or would this type of housing be captured in the GQTYPE college dormitory variable?