TUCSON-A student housing report issued by Axiometrics Inc. ofDallas places two Arizona universities in the top 10 list of mostoff-campus beds delivered during the 2013-2014 school year.University of Arizona added 1,795 beds to the market, while ASUdelivered 1,537 beds.

Topping the two Arizona institutions of higher learningwere:

  • Georgia Southern University at 2,631 beds
  • University of Southern California at 1,990 beds
  • University of Arkansas at 1,968 beds
  • Texas State University at 1.876 beds

Though the "extra" beds could be cause for concern, researchersat Axiometrics point out that factors other than enrollment orexisting supply need to be taken into account when it comes todetermining whether an area is "overbuilt" or not. Pent-up demandis also a factor. Still, the researchers note that, of the top 74universities – and its student housing – analyzed, approximately20% of the properties had below a 90% occupancy during the springof 2012. The Axiometrics researchers, in the report, point out thatrelying solely on pent-up demand to build student housing isn'tnecessary a wise move.

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