The Impact of COVID-19 on Higher Education

National Student Survey, Pt. IV

In this study, we surveyed college-bound high school seniors to understand how the pandemic is affecting their the college search process and their lives as a whole. Do they feel prepared to go to college? Are they engaged in their education? Has their academic performance suffered?

What we uncovered was COVID's other crisis — its deep and pervasive effect on student mental health.

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Key Takeaways

  • Students are in crisis and need support
  • Students are behind in their college search
  • School counselors play a vital role in college preparation
63% of students say they are LESS motivated. 57% say their educational experience is WORSE. 66% say they are LESS engaged. 29% say their grades are WORSE

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