COVID-19: Undergraduate Enrollment Indicators, Impact on Admissions Practice and Fall Course Delivery

  • 2020
  • Research
  • Special Topics

Snapshot Impact Survey #2: AACRAO is developing guidance on a range of topics in support of institutions of higher education.

Snapshot Impact Survey #2: AACRAO is developing guidance on a range of topics in support of institutions of higher education need to adjust, review and consider many of their practices in light of the impact of COVID-19 on normal operations. To help us develop this guidance and our members understanding of how other institutions are responding to COVID-19, we will deploy a series of rapidly developed practice impact surveys. 

This is the second report based on those surveys which focuses on enrollment indicators for summer and fall, admissions practice changes and course delivery methods changes for fall. Admissions practice changes includes admissions decisions, course placement, orientation, advising and registration. The survey was open for 2 business days and we received 262 responses in that timeframe (91% from U.S. institutions).

Unless otherwise noted in a specific report, the AACRAO member institution size, type and control categories are based on the following definitions and sources: 
The enrollment value used to delineate the institution's size category is defined as full-time enrollment plus 1/3 of part-time enrollment and is based on the enrollment reported by the institution to the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). 
Institution type and control values are also defined by and verified through NCES criteria.