COCM Ranked #1 Third-Party On-Campus Management Company by Student Housing Business


COCM is pleased to announce our recent ranking as the #1 Third-Party On-Campus Management company by Student Housing Business magazine. As noted in Student Housing Business, this ranking is significant as the management of on-campus beds by private companies has continued to grow. COCM also ranked #8 in the list of top 25 student housing managers, and #4 in the Top Third-Party Managers.

Every year Student Housing Business conducts a “Top 25 Managers of Student Housing Survey” during the fall. In 2020, more than 100 companies were invited to participate in the survey, with 42 qualified companies responding. Respondents can submit only student housing properties managed within the United States.

COCM is unique in the field of student housing management in that it focuses solely on working with college and university partners to manage on-campus student housing. It is this consultative approach to working with institutional and owner partners that has set COCM apart in the industry and propelled it to become the leader in third-party on-campus housing management.

Since forming in 2003, COCM has grown from a portfolio of just over 2,000 beds at three campuses to now in 2021 over 35,000 beds at 35 campuses nationwide. With headquarters in Birmingham, Alabama, COCM’s portfolio reflects a broad range of unit and facility types, located on campuses from Washington State to Massachusetts, on public and private campuses, two and four-year institutions, urban and suburban locations, and serving undergraduate, graduate, and professional student residents.

About COCM

COCM is a company of talented student housing professionals focused on providing management and consulting services for on-campus housing communities. Their student housing professionals focus on helping their partners leverage campus housing to do greater things: recruit and retain students as well as enhance student success and satisfaction.  Based in Birmingham, AL, they were recently recognized as the leading provider of on-campus, third-party management services by Student Housing Business magazine. COCM’s current portfolio serves over 35,000 students at 36 campuses across the United States.  For more information, visit