Fall 2021 Semester in Review

What students say about the fall 2021 college experience

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Was it a normal semester at colleges and universities this past fall? Not exactly -- but academic, social and wellness realities this semester have pointed in a positive direction for many students. The latest Student Voice survey of 2,000 student respondents, conducted by Inside Higher Ed and College Pulse and presented by Kaplan, reported the semester was going better than expected (34 percent) than it was going worse (22 percent). As higher ed winds down yet another tumultuous semester, what can college leaders do now to ensure a positive campus experience for students looking forward?

College student data was collected from November 15 to 23 (before the omicron variant news exploded), through the College Pulse mobile app and web portal, and weighted to be nationally representative of two-year and four-year college student populations.

Key Questions Include:

● What was the general student impression of the value of education received in fall 2021 vs. May 2020?

● How do students rate their overall mental health this past semester?

 ● What supports do students say they need from their colleges and universities in 2022?