“For most college students, place matters. And closer is often better. In 2016, almost 40 percent of first-time, full-time freshmen reported that their colleges were less than 50 miles from their homes, a proportion that has heldsinge the 1980s. Studying close to home, family, and community can be even more vital for the roughly one in four undergraduate students  who are considered nontraditional — those who are older, have child-care duties, work full time, or attend college part time.”

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