Mass Transfers, Unpredictable Enrollment, and Closures
Higher Ed Policy in the COVID Era
Nov. 10, 2020
Organization(s): Lumina Foundation
While final enrollment numbers for this fall are still unclear, states and institutions can anticipate shifts in enrollment and transfer patterns for different student populations. To maximize higher education’s potential as a pathway to economic recovery—and to make good on the promise of equitable opportunity for all students—policymakers must respond in ways that address students’ needs. Transfer policies and systems needed improvement even before the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, state- and system-level decision makers must double down on policies and practices that respond to the growing needs of students.