While COVID-19 abruptly blew up the class of 2020’s senior year, its effects on this year’s graduating class have been in some ways deeper and more troubling.
While academically promising low-income graduates began to explore more college options in 2021 as campuses reopened, ongoing financial instability and health risks from the pandemic continue to temper their plans for college.
In both August 2020 and 2021, the EdWeek Research Center conducted nationally representative online polls of the postsecondary plans of new, high-achieving high school graduates. See the findings on the EdWeek website here.
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