Students are back in colleges and universities, and they have flocked into student housing, setting an all-time record for beds occupied.

Over 957,000 beds were claimed in September — 6,000 more than August’s pre-lease statistics suggested. That resulted in 95% occupancy — 0.6% above August’s pre-lease rate of 94.4% — but lower than the record 96.5% final occupancy figure scored in fall 2022, according to a RealPage report. It also demonstrated that student housing has recovered from the impact of the pandemic, which saw occupancy slump to 88% in Fall 2020.

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