FORT MYERS, FL. The Scion Group has been selected by Edison College to explore the viability of student housing on two of its four southwest Florida campuses, which would be the College’s first ever dedicated housing for students. Scion will conduct a comprehensive market and demand analysis, including studying the potential for new student housing to contribute to urban renewal efforts near the Collier and Lee campuses.
Scion’s work will include the administration of an online student survey, student focus groups, interviews with campus administrators, review of the local rental housing market and comparison with housing at peer institutions. Ultimately, Scion will quantify demand by student cohort and housing type in order to determine project viability. As the nation’s foremost expert on urban student housing, Scion will also study the impact of student housing on the surrounding campus communities.
Founded in 1962, Edison College offers Associate in Arts and Associate in Sciences degrees, as well as numerous certificate programs. Over 18,000 students are enrolled in the College’s credit and non-credit programs across its four campuses. Serving as the main campus since 1965, the 140-acre Lee County campus has 24 permanent structures including the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall. Opened in 1992, the Collier campus sits on an 80-acre site in east Naples.