"College towns across the country depend on students’ responses to the census. The reason: Census results help determine how much federal funding communities will receive over the next 10 years.
When responding to the 2020 Census, college students should be counted where they live and sleep most of the time as of April 1, 2020.
For most students, that means in their college town, not back home with their parents.
Parents or guardians should only include children in college who live with them full time during the school year.
They should not list college students studying or living abroad on April 1."
Read more about how college students should be counted and why it is so important in the full article on the Census Bureau's website.