Back to School: What Will College Look Like This Fall?

Back to school
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With higher ed institutions across the country still feeling the effects of Coronavirus (COVID-19), it is unclear as to what two- and four-year colleges will look like once the fall semester begins. To better understand how institutions are preparing for their fall semesters, we used public data from the Chronicle of Higher Education, the federal IPEDS system and our own faculty survey data to create our latest infographic, Back to School: What Will College Look Like This Fall?

In it, we explore fall plans across two- and four-year colleges, measuring:

  • Plans by school
  • Plans by enrollment
  • The uncertainty felt across institutions
  • The continued shift to online teaching
  • Key trends across fall plans

Our findings indicate that there is still uncertainty for fall—especially for community college students. While instructor feedback is indicating a continued push to online, schools with higher tuition may be feeling pressure to hold in-person classes to justify their cost.