he new buildings, the renovation, and the proposed housing solutions will indeed help in achieving the rise in retention rate. This will increase the University’s growth in the number of students receiving its full potential.
Students’ retention at the University of Houston Downtown has proven to be a challenge. Over the years, the University has found it hard to preserve the large numbers of student intake. This paper is a feasibility report on research that was initiated to find possible solutions to the addressed challenge. This report will scrutinize the possible solutions and offer recommendations and a conclusion.
The University of Houston downtown is the fourth-largest university in the state of Texas. This shows the stretch of the high number of students using the university’s facilities. However, most of the students who join the University of Houston Downtown have trouble finding hostels or apartments within the school. The pressure of the growing population means that the administration has to find solutions in order to accommodate increasing numbers of students (Geiger Mass & College Prowler Firm, 2011). This has led to the three possible solutions that include. the leasing of off-campus apartments that are owned by the university. retaining first years by means of the on-campus housing program, renovating of the old buildings around the school for spacing and accommodation purposes (Geiger Mass & College Prowler Firm, 2011).
Leasing of off-campus housing for students. According to my investigations, the university has considerable support from the neighboring properties owner but at a rate agreeable to both parties. The properties have the capacity to house approximately 12% of the students on the campus. The properties are in decent shape and are secure. The owners are interested in making a deal with the university. hence, the university has a chance to make the leasing agreement possible. The cost of the leasing can range from a minimum of 9% to 14% of the university’s income. The effectiveness of leasing off-campus houses will be determined by the terms of the agreement by the University and the property owners.