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Gallup State of the Student Experience: Fall 2020 Report

Understand how COVID-19 has impacted students pursuing associate and bachelor's degrees during the Fall 2020 semester.

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Higher education has faced unprecedented challenges amidst COVID-19. Throughout 2020, many students have transitioned between in-person and remote learning as schools continue to navigate the pandemic. In the fall of 2020, Lumina Foundation and Gallup partnered to survey 2,064 students currently pursuing their associate degree and 3,941 pursuing their bachelor's degree and assessed:

  • How has COVID-19 changed the student experience?
  • To what extent have changes resulting from COVID-19 impacted the quality of the student experience?
  • How, if at all, will COVID-19 impact students' ability to continue in their degree?
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of students pursuing their bachelor's degree rate their quality of education as "excellent" or "very good."

of first-time students in the fall of 2020 rate the quality of education they are receiving as "excellent" or "very good," compared with 73% of their peers.

of currently enrolled students report that COVID-19 is "very likely" or "likely" to impact their ability to complete their degree.

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