College and university presidents respond to COVID-19: 2021 Spring term survey
As the pandemic enters its second year, what’s on the minds of college and university presidents?
The American Council on Education, in partnership with the TIAA Institute, is conducting a series of surveys to gauge how higher education institutions are responding to the challenges of COVID-19. In the first survey of the spring 2021 term, 348 college and university presidents shared their most pressing concerns, how the pandemic has affected their institution’s spring enrollment and financial health, and adaptations they have made to institutional services and support for students. They also made predictions on future fall enrollment and state appropriations.
The study’s findings are based on a survey of 348 presidents conducted Feb. 1-12, 2021. Ninety-one percent of respondents lead either private four-year institutions (42%), public four-year institutions (24%), or public two-year institutions (25%).