National Student Clearinghouse Data Demonstrates Impact of COVID on Enrollment and Transfers

Although these data are inherently limited in their ability to establish causality as to how the pandemic has impacted enrollment and transfer rates, they are potentially helpful for enrollment managers and other education leaders to compare their own institutions’ data against trends throughout the sector.

A Window of Opportunity: New Report Examines the Long-Term Effects of the Pandemic on Postsecondary Education

A new white paper from EAB examines the long-term effects the COVID-19 pandemic might have on postsecondary education, focusing on four main areas: social disengagement, mental health, availability of transfers, and unfinished learning in K-12.

Many American colleges should be proud of how they navigated COVID-19. The next draft of history should reflect their success.

Campuses across the country are moving toward a more a sustainable set of pandemic-response practices—a transition with which much of society is struggling. Longwood University’s Justin Pope thinks history will show that many liberal arts colleges were in the lead, both in 2020 and today.

ACHA Recommends COVID-19 Booster Shots, Updates Pandemic Guidelines for Colleges and Universities

As the fall semester drew to a close last year and the omicron variant spread across the country, the American College Health Association renewed its recommendation that colleges and universities should require the COVID-19 vaccination for all on-campus students, and added that institutions should also mandate booster shots for students, faculty, and staff.

Helping Students Who Need It Most: Lessons from COVID-19 on How to Enhance Emergency Student Financial Aid Programs

A recently published report offers insights on how students experienced COVID-19 emergency financial aid programs at their colleges and universities.

Survey Reveals How the Ongoing Pandemic Has Affected Community College Students

A new analysis of survey data by the Center for Community College Student Engagement (CCCSE) finds that many community college students are still struggling in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and certain student populations have been affected more than others.

U.S. Undergraduate Enrollment Declines From Fall 2019 to Fall 2020

er insights on enrollment patterns from fall of 2019 to fall of 2020 for particular U.S. regions, locales, and states.

Veterans Need Colleges to Keep Some Pandemic-Driven Changes

The flexibility that colleges and universities introduced during the pandemic provided an unexpected benefit for student veterans that shouldn’t be thrown out if and when the world can go back to normal, write Warrior-Scholar Project CEO Ryan Pavel and Amy Bernard of the Bush Institute. 

New Urban Institute Report Offers Solutions to Challenges in Federal Accountability Metrics Resulting from COVID-19

A new report from the Urban Institute examines the pandemic’s impact on current federal accountability metrics, highlighting possible variances in these metrics resulting from the pause in student loan repayments.

New Report Demonstrates Pandemic’s Impact on Transfer Enrollment

As COVID-19 continues to affect higher education, National Student Clearinghouse has released a new report outlining the pandemic’s effect on student transfer and mobility.

New CUPA-HR Report Shows Decreases in Higher Ed Staff Workforce During COVID-19
CUPA-HR recently released results from its annual report on staff in higher education. The report includes key data on staff demographics, trends in salaries, and changes to the workforce over the first year of the pandemic. 
College Enrollment and Retention in the Era of COVID

College Board released a report this month to understand the impact of COVID-19 on college enrollment and retention among recent high school graduates.