Nicole, who is using her middle name to avoid being identified, posed for a photo on the Duquesne University campus. She is a sophomore at the school, and not even her roommate knows she has struggled with homelessness. (Photo by Guy Wathen/PublicSource)

The most conclusive data available shows only 58,000 college students out of 19.9 million in 2013 identified as homeless in the United States. There are several reasons to believe that number is vastly underreported.

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