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ERIC Number: ED620673
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2022-Jun
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Comparison of Findings for Community College Students: Results from Trellis' Fall 2020 and 2021 Student Financial Wellness Surveys. Spotlight Report Brief
Fletcher, Carla
Trellis Company
While enrollments across all higher education sectors decreased during the COVID-19 pandemic, this decline has been particularly steep for community colleges. Many colleges and universities across the country instituted tuition freezes during the pandemic as a way to try to retain enrolled students and attract potential students, and relief funds provided by the federal government during the pandemic helped colleges maintain funding and provide students with emergency aid and support services. These measures provided relief to some students who may have been under financial strain during part of the pandemic. This analysis uses data from 27,739 respondents at 46 community colleges that participated in Trellis' Fall 2020 Student Financial Wellness Survey (SFWS) and 44,254 respondents at 71 community colleges from the Fall 2021 SFWS. The brief focuses on comparisons between the two annual surveys among community college students. The Fall 2020 survey was implemented during the first fall semester of the pandemic, about seven months after the United States locked down when cases began to rise in March 2020. Many colleges across the country moved a large portion of their classes to an online format. This was particularly true in the community college sector.
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Trellis Company
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A