College students are ineligible for the state food assistance program, formerly known as food stamps, unless they work at least 20 hours a week, have a child under 6 or meet certain other requirements. The state doesn’t separate data on the number of college students getting food assistance.

The U.S. Census found that 71 percent of college undergraduates were working in 2011, and that one in five were working at least 35 hours a week year-round. The number of college students with children grew by 50 percent between 1995 and 2011, according to a 2014 study from the Institute for Women’s Policy Research.