As transfer enrollment from two- to four-year colleges tumbles, bachelor’s degrees may be increasingly out of reach for low-income students at community colleges, experts say.
Report: Pandemic relief funds helped students stay enrolled and afford basic needs
U.S. colleges and universities used pandemic relief funds to reduce students’ financial burdens so they could afford to stay in school, says a new report from the Department of Education.
International student enrollments rebounding after years of declines, survey reports
Two-thirds of colleges said they saw an increase in applications from international students for the 2022-23 academic year, signaling an ongoing recovery from the sharp declines of 2020-21.
Mental health services a wise use of relief funds, officials say
The U.S. Department of Education this month urged colleges and universities to consider spending federal coronavirus relief funding on mental health resources and services.
Survey: How did COVID affect high school seniors’ college plans?
Black and Latinx high school seniors are among the demographic groups whose college plans disproportionately changed during the pandemic.
Mental health, cost concerns driving students away from higher ed, report shows
New survey results show why college students are stopping out, pointing to emotional stress as a growing challenge.
Colleges work to address students’ learning loss since COVID-19
Professors say that more students are academically unprepared for college after COVID-19 disrupted their education.
College retention program for migrant students struggles, endures during COVID-19
For decades, the federal College Assistance Migrant Program has supported first-year students from migrant farmworker families, but the pandemic has added a layer of challenges for that population—and CAMP’s ability to serve them.
International student enrollment on upswing after pandemic drop-off
Enrollment of international students at U.S. colleges and universities fell sharply in 2020-21 but appears to be rebounding, according to a new report.
Two-thirds of students in need didn’t apply for emergency aid, report finds
A new report highlights structural barriers that prevented students from accessing emergency grants this past year—insights that could help shape student support beyond the pandemic.
Virtual college tours could offer benefits that outlast pandemic
Virtual college tours—widely popular during the pandemic—could be a useful long-term tool for making recruitment more inclusive.
Circling back with 2020 high school grads to push college enrollment
School districts and colleges are reaching out to high school graduates whose postsecondary plans were disrupted by the pandemic in an effort to help them enroll.