Student Mental Health Crisis Hits Enrollment


The numbers are staggering. College enrollment has fallen by 1.3M students since the pandemic. The enrollment plunge is primarily due to people who decided college wasn't worth it. Right? Wrong. A new Gallup and Lumina Foundation study shows high demand for higher ed. 85% of those who left school are interested in returning, but stress has increased dramatically over the past 2 years for college students – especially for people of color. We must pay attention and help students stay in school.

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  1. There are 1.3 M fewer students enrolled in college since COVID-19.
  2. Unprecedented student mental health challenges – stress and finances – are fueling our nation's college enrollment plunge.
  3. Our expert panelists will share data and best practices related to student supports & well-being.



Ramona Schindelheim, Editor-in-Chief, WorkingNation

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  • Tags: mental health, data
  • Event: EDU
  • Format: Talk
  • Track: Health & Wellbeing
  • Session Focus Area Continuing Education
  • Level: Deep Understanding

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