September 26, 2023

How High School Students Feel About College After the Pandemic

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The coronavirus pandemic not only transformed what learning looks like for high school students today, but also changed their post-secondary education plans. Some graduating seniors from the Class of 2020 are choosing to work instead of going to college this year.

Yet despite those changes, high school students are still largely interested in pursuing higher education. In June, Adobe surveyed 1,000 high school students and 250 high school college placement counselors to gauge their sentiments about school and their plans after graduation.

The survey revealed that even high school students who are postponing college still plan to attend in the near future. As school leaders and educators form post-pandemic strategies to engage and support high school students this school year, here are a few statistics to keep in mind.