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Groundskeepers are often the most poorly paid folks on campus.  And unappreciated. Target X says to:

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A new study on the impact of facilities on student recruitment confirms what groundskeepers around the country already suspected. Their impact is enormous.

The study by the Association of Higher Education Facilities Officers sought to determine “the relative importance of an institution’s physical assets on a student’s choice of school,” so they surveyed about 16,000 students from 46 colleges.

More than half the respondents indicated that the “attractiveness of the campus” was essential or very important in their decision where to attend school. Students said that poorly maintained open spaces played a key role. And 50 percent either strongly agreed or agreed with the statement, “When I first saw the campus, I knew this was the right college for me.”

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