Figuring Out How Many Beds You Need Keeping You Awake at Night?

We’ve got an App for that!   Introducing the Student Housing Calculator.  About 10 years ago, COCM developed a proprietary tool called the Student Housing Calculator, to help take the mystery and confusion out of the planning process for a campus housing program.  It is a tool we have used to assist numerous institutions with their…

Student Housing Coming to Terra State Community College

COCM is pleased to announce that it will become the management partner for Terra State Community College’s first on-campus housing, The Landings at Terra Village. Opening in Fall 2018, Terra State, located in Fremont, is one of the only community colleges in the state of Ohio to offer on-campus housing for students. Click here to read…

Profile of American College Presidents

Every five years, the American Council on Education (ACE) conducts a survey among college presidents from all walks of life in higher ed: public/ private and two-year/ four-year institutions. According to ACE, the study “contains data on presidential demographics, search and selection processes, career trajectories, and the duties and responsibilities of college and university chief executive officers.…

COCM Student Housing Professional – Shelby Riddle

Earlier this month, COCM’s Merchant Card Services Coordinator, Shelby Riddle, was invited by Regions Bank to participate in a panel for their Commercial Card User Forum in Nashville, TN. Shelby discussed topics such as: Card management tips for organizations Best practices for misuse/fraud COCM’s overall commercial card program Efficient expense reporting and reconciliation processes COCM custom reporting…

Making the Most of a Summer Internship

As summer begins, so do thousands of internships across the country. Students who are eager and committed to gaining experience and strengthening their resumes, embark on jobs – some with compensation, some without – that will hopefully get them one step closer to a job or grad school upon completing their degree. An article in Fast…

“Can the middle class afford college?”

Jeff Selingo’s recent article in the Washington Post entitled “Can the middle class afford college?” brought to light, very sobering and disheartening facts for middle Americans striving to earn a higher education degree and balance the crucial financial component. An excerpt from the article, raises the point of the discussion by My. Selingo “as college prices continue…

Student Housing Professionals Come Together

Each year, COCM holds an Annual Meeting, bringing together employees from around the country to the COCM home office in Birmingham, Alabama.  We enjoy the opportunity to connect with colleagues in person that we work daily, through the use of technology.  It is a concentrated time where professional development, networking, and personal growth are the…

COCM Cares!

COCM celebrates a “Capstone Cares” week each year, where we unite as a company to give back to our local community. This year, employees from COCM’s home office and their family members, spent a day at Oliver Elementary School in Birmingham, Alabama helping with a variety of projects. Traffic flow “Lion Paws” were painted on…

Winners of the Move-In Photo Contest!

We wanted to announce the winners of the 2016 move-in photo contest!  This was a seriously tough task with all of the submissions we had.  So we went with four that really displayed the spirit of great housing staffs during this crazy time.  They were all photos anyone reading this blog can relate to, laugh…

City College of New York Ranks Among Top 1.2% Schools Globally

COCM is always proud to highlight the successes of our partner institutions. This week, the Center for World University Rankings (CWUR) ranked The City College of New York in the top 1.2% of more than 25,000 institutions around the world. “The City College of New York, whose student population hails from more than 150 nations, ranks…