Pandemic-Related Increases in Students’ Anxiety and Depression Symptoms

Using data from 419 first-year students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, researchers estimate that moderate-severe anxiety increased from 18.1 percent before the pandemic to 25.3 percent within four months after the pandemic began.

Six Months of CARES Act Spending

A new report from the Center for American Progress examines federal CARES Act spending by colleges and universities, between March and November 30, 2020.

Decline in First-Time Graduates Stunts Growth in Undergrad Credential Earners

The National Student Clearinghouse released its annual report that details additional differences in outcomes across first-time and non-first time graduates, as well as changes to demographic and credential compositions of earners since the 2012-13 academic year.

Fall 2020 International Student Enrollment Snapshot

A recent report by the Institute of the International Education (IIE) examines international student enrollment trends based on data from over 700 U.S. higher education institutions.

A Precipitous Drop in Immediate College Enrollment

The percentage of recent high school graduates who enrolled in college in the fall 2020 semester decreased by nearly 22 percentage points, compared with 2019 high school graduates, according to a new report from the National Student Clearinghouse.

Upcoming Workshop: COVID, Culture, and Campus Climate

ACE is pleased to co-sponsor the National Association of College and University Attorney’s Winter 2021 Virtual CLE Workshop, COVID, Culture, & Climate: Responding to a Challenging Campus Environment, scheduled for Feb. 3-5, 2021.

Students’ Coping Strategies and Perceptions of How College Has Changed During the Pandemic

A new College Pulse survey sheds light on students’ stress and anxiety levels, in addition to perceptions of their college’s recent operational shifts. The survey also reveals aspects of their personal coping strategies and feelings towards the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Impact of the Dual Pandemic on Black, Indigenous and Students of Color

New research from The Steve Fund Crisis Response Task Force explores the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on student well-being, specifically for students of color.

What We Know About Enrollment Changes in the Time of COVID-19

The National Student Clearinghouse Research Center has launched a series called Stay Informed, which examines how enrollment has shifted as a result of COVID-19 and compares enrollment data for May through July 2020 with enrollment data from the last two years.

One in Five Students Experienced Food Insecurity During COVID-19

The Student Experience in the Research University Consortium surveyed college students enrolled in large public research universities on their experiences with food insecurity from May through mid-July 2020. Read the results in a new report.

Four Misconceptions About International Students in the U.S.

Policies and practices that make international students and scholars feel unwelcome are just part of the problem for this population during stressful times. Another is the myths such policies that reinforce a generally unwelcoming climate in this country, write Haelim Chun and Jung Hyun Choi.

When Pandemics End

Planning for the 2021–22 academic year gives us all a chance to open academic doors wider than ever before. And so far, no pandemic has caused us to do otherwise, writes Allan E. Goodman, president and CEO of the Institute of International Education.