Role of Colleges & Universities in the Census

Colleges and Universities serve as home to many individuals that can easily go uncounted by the census given their lack of a permanent address, and some of who have just recently reached voting age and, therefore, may benefit from a little extra push to become an active participant in the democratic process.

This is where the campuses come in:


Ways to Prepare Students

    • Prepare students as liaisons to their own hard-to-count communities
    • Develop resources on how the census works
    • Develop campus systems and awareness-raising for these groups

Are Students Looking for Extra Money?


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The Census Bureau is hiring thousands of temporary working to help in getting the complete count. Every city and county in America needs workers from about April – July of 2020 to distribute the census. Students are perfect for this flexible hour, temporary work. They must:

  • Be at least 18 years old.
  • Have a valid Social Security number.
  • Be a U.S. citizen.
  • Have a valid email address.
  • Complete an application and answer assessment questions. (Some assessment questions are available in Spanish. However, an English proficiency test may also be required.)
  • Be registered with the Selective Service System or have a qualifying exemption, if you are a male born after Dec. 31, 1959.
  • Pass a Census-performed criminal background check and a review of criminal records, including fingerprinting.
  • Commit to completing training.
  • Be available to work flexible hours, which can include days, evenings, and/or weekends.

Click here to go to the US Census Bureau job website to learn more, find job rates, and apply!

Census 2020 and Higher Education