The acquisition of these complexes secures housing for nearly 40 students, according to a news release.

The nine properties, with a total of 31 bedrooms, have been rented to COA students for the academic year for many years, so they don’t increase the amount of housing available to students, but do secure what’s there into the future.

The purchases come amid a bigger push at the college to expand student housing. Based on a $5 million allocation from the school’s recent Broad Reach capital campaign, plans are being drawn up for an on-campus residence hall with close to 50 beds.

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