The Hope Center

#RealCollege During COVID-19 Survey Enrollment

This survey is now in the field with your students. Thank you to all the colleges who signed up to participate. 

The COVID19 pandemic struck American higher education in March 2020. Campuses closed, students lost jobs, and emergency resources fell far short of their needs. The report stemming from this survey will examine the impact on the security of students’ basic needs, as well as multiple indicators of their well-being, including employment, academic engagement, and mental health.

The data for the upcoming report come from an electronic survey completed by 38,602 students attending 54 colleges and universities in 26 states. This includes 39 two-year colleges and 15 four-year colleges and universities. California institutions are not included in this report; this summer we will issue a special analysis of students attending the 114 California Community Colleges. We fielded the survey during weeks 4-8 of the pandemic (mid-April to mid-May).

The #RealCollege During the Pandemic report will be released on June 15.

If you need to review the instrument in order to make a decision, please contact us at