According to a new report from the TIAA Institute, the coronavirus epidemic did not disproportionately damage the results of ethnic minority students presented in a small number of less selected private colleges, and those colleges did better than the defeat-and-depression narrative.
Looking at 152 “access-oriented private nonprofit colleges” বাor colleges that are not highly selective and whose students have wide test scores T the TIAA Institute found that “first-year full-time graduate enrollment declined by an average of 21 years in 2020 but lower.” The fall was less steep for minority students. “
The report indicates that “the ratio of [underrepresented minority] The number of students in their student body has actually increased, although the number of such students has declined. Also, the retention rate of first year students in 2020-21 has increased as compared to 2019-20. However, the survey noted that “data constraints prevent the retention rate from being checked” for the following minorities.
Other results from the report include:
- A minority of 152 colleges adopted “complete or primarily online guidance” in 2020-21, with 22 percent following the fall of 2020 and 35 percent following the spring of 2021.
- Forty-five percent of colleges in the study introduced some sort of vaccine mandate for students in the fall of 2021, although non-Catholic Christian colleges and states under Republican control of the governorship and legislature were less likely to introduce a campus vaccine mandate.
- 16 per cent of the study colleges have reduced or frozen tuition for the 2020-21 school year.