The global pandemic has upturned everything, from the way we interact to the way we study. As all the kids are saying, this is the #newnormal.
Colleges in the USA have suffered the sudden disruptions brought upon by the nationwide lockdowns implemented, and students are feeling anxious and confused.
According to a survey, one in six high school seniors in the USA are revisiting their decision to attend college in the fall. This change comes mostly from an unsureness of what the post-corona world holds, or what college might look like if the situation doesn’t improve.
And it’s not just the students that are suffering. Colleges in the US are facing financial problems, and due to decreased admissions and returning students, they might be facing a bleak future. The government is trying to help, but it’s not much.
A major chunk of the government funding for colleges with “significant unmet needs” has gone to a total of 20 colleges, with only 3,000 enrolled students overall.
Local students are not the only ones unsure of their futures, in fact, colleges might lose 25% of their international students too.
Online classes are another burden that are further stressing students out. As the lockdown timeline increases, younger people are more prone to showing signs and symptoms of stress disorders.
This infographic is an important read for any current or future college students in the US.