COVID-19’s Impact on Current and Future College Students
Coronavirus will have long-lasting impacts on our nation’s higher education system. Colleges and universities were already facing intense scrutiny over the value and quality they deliver to students, even before the pandemic moved learning online. Prospective students are making decision on where – or whether – to attend college based on this new paradigm, making it difficult for institutions to predict what the future holds for their enrollments and their bottom lines. That’s why Third Way partnered with New America to commission Global Strategy Group to survey college students to better understand the educational challenges and enrollment decisions they are making due to the coronavirus pandemic. This series of seven infographics, published in collaboration with New America spotlights the findings from the survey conducted on August 6-17th, 2020 of 1,407 college students with oversamples of 223 caregivers, 253 Black students, and 311 Latinx students, as well as 211 high school seniors nationwide.