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Study Finds Evidence of COVID-19 Spread from Spring Breakers

A new study has tracked nationwide effects of spread of COVID-19 by college students returning from popular Spring break destinations.

Students Think Online College Should Cost Less

A single-question survey of more than 17,000 incoming college students across the United States and Canada has found that students believe online courses don't have the same value as the in-person experience.

Report: Time for Feds to Work with States on Stabilizing Higher Ed

The feds need to step up and help bail out higher education in the coming recession. Otherwise, college will be off the table for many students and families. That's the bottom line, according to William Doyle, a professor of higher education and public policy at Vanderbilt University, writing on Third Way.

COVID-19 Survey Finds 80% of College Students Shifting Gears

A survey among college-bound students in California has found that four in five have had to change their college plans due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

IU Report Offers 4 Recommendations for Online Teaching this Fall

Indiana University has released preliminary findings from a survey of undergraduates and instructors across its all of its campuses, examining their experiences of the transition to remote instruction this past spring.



Public Universities, CCs Likely to Benefit from Fall Shifts in Enrollment

Public universities and community colleges are positioned to most benefit from changes in student enrollment in the fall. The reason for that, according to a new Moody's Investors Service "Sector Comment," is because the COVID-19 pandemic may force students to choose schools closer to home.

Report Identifies Early Signs of COVID-19 Impact on Enrollment

In the first two months of the pandemic, little changed about student movement in higher education. However, researchers suggested, "early signs of broader impacts" have begun to surface, including signals of a dramatic reduction in new enrollments.

Affordability and Major Availability Drive Online Ed Decisions

Pre-pandemic, a slim majority of students considered affordability the most compelling driver for choosing their online school.

Survey: Retention Remains Top Priority for Student Success

A recent survey found that retention of current students is the highest student success priority for higher education institutions as they grapple with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID-19 Puts 2019 Higher Ed Challenges in Stark Relief

In a survey done pre-pandemic among members of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities, researchers found that many of the big challenges cited by higher education leaders then are the same ones they're grappling with today.

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