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This report was prepared for the University of Montana by the Hope Center for College, Community, and Justice at Temple University.

Invitations to complete the questionnaire were sent by email to approximately 11,900 students from the University of Montana and 902 students participated. Thus, the estimated response rate is 7.6%.

Overall Basic Needs Insecurity Rates:

  • 42% of respondents were food insecure in the prior 30 days
  • 55% of respondents were housing insecure in the previous year
  • 28% of respondents were homeless in the previous year

67% of students at the University of Montana experienced at least one of these forms of basic needs insecurity in the past year.

There is substantial variation in basic needs insecurity across subgroups.

14% of food insecure students utilize SNAP benefits and 4% of homeless students utilize housing benefits.