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Rise in University of Arizona enrollment leads to new towers

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Posted at 8:49 AM, Aug 15, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-15 11:49:47-04

A rise in enrollment at the University of Arizona and state cuts in university funding are making way for a rising number of housing towers in Tucson built specifically for students.

The Arizona Daily Star reports enrollment at the university has increased by two percent each year in the past decade. Last school year, 43,000 students were enrolled.

The university's 23 residence halls and one graduate apartment complex can house roughly 9,500 students.

To attract members of UA's swelling student body, private developers are building towers that include amenities such as rooftop pools.

The complex Hub At Tucson II opens this school year. The newspaper reports developers are also in negotiations to purchase two other sites in town.

The Daily Star reports rents average at $600 per bed per month.