Higher Education Surveys


Annual Inside Higher Ed survey finds campus leaders surprisingly upbeat about their institutions' financial stability, hopeful about Biden administration and slightly clearer-eyed about race relations on their campuses.

Student transfer is an increasing priority for officials at two- and four-year colleges alike, but they blame each other for flaws in the process. Experts want them to focus on the students' needs.

Record numbers were concerned about filling their classes and expect enrollment to decline. Most who went test optional expect to stay that way.

July 11, 2020 -- Inside Higher Ed's 2020 Survey of College and University Business Officers was conducted by Gallup. A copy of the report can be downloaded here.

Inside Higher Ed regularly surveys key higher ed professionals on a range of topics.

On Tuesday, Aug. 11, at 2 p.m. Eastern, Inside Higher Ed editors will analyze the survey’s findings and answer readers’ questions in a free webcast. To register, please click here.

The Inside Higher Ed survey of business officers was made possible in part by support from Accenture, Jenzabar, Oracle, Syntellis and TouchNet.

Survey finds campus leaders remain most concerned about COVID-19's impact on institutional finances and on students, particularly disadvantaged ones. Confidence about the fall is mixed. And they're divided on whether to expect racial protests this fall.



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