The COVID-19: Transfer, Mobility, and Progress Academic Year 2021 Report, the sixth in the series, reflects the pandemic’s full-blown impact on postsecondary students.
In spring 2020, when many colleges were scrambling to adapt to remote learning, online mega-universities like Western Governors University thrived.
Learn how some colleges grew their transfer enrollment in 2020-2021 even as numbers were declining nationally by reading, Bucking the Trend: How Some Institutions Grew Their Transfer Enrollment Amid a Pandemic.
This report is the first comprehensive report to assess the effects of the pandemic on student transfer during the entire academic year, in which 2.1 million undergraduate students transferred to a college other than their last enrolled institution between July 2020 and June 2021.
Listen to NASSP President Ronn Nozoe and the Research Center’s Executive Director Doug Shapiro discuss the impact of COVID-19.
Transfer Enrollment Decline of Nearly 10% from Last Spring Marks Steepest Drop Since the Pandemic Started
With 94% of Clearinghouse institutions reporting, transfer enrollment at community colleges continues to be hit hardest by the pandemic, regardless of student group, gender, race and ethnicity, or age, while public four-year institutions remain the least affected among all sectors.
The pandemic continues to challenge higher education’s enrollment goals. To help institutions, the Research Center will release the following three research reports in June.
For this spring, COVID-19 accelerated the decline in transfer particularly for White and Black students, male students, and traditional college-age students.
The pandemic disproportionately affected graduates of low-income, high-poverty, and high-minority high schools, with their enrollments dropping more steeply than their more advantaged counterparts.
Spring enrollment appears to be showing the same level of enrollment losses overall as the fall 2020 trend, according to the latest data by the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center.