(Cyrus Beschloss | College Reaction)
Higher education is trying to pave the path forward. University administrators are locked in debate as an array of college presidents and administrators pitch blueprints to re-open campus.
Our latest research complicates the calculus.
Here's what's new: Though the majority still plan to flock back for class in the fall, 31 percent of students say they will continue distance learning if their college re-opens in the fall without a coronavirus vaccine or cure.
The financials: 78 percent of students say they need their colleges to reduce tuition at least 5-percent if distance learning continues into the fall.
Jobs? The slow-motion job bleed continues as 80 percent of student jobs have been canceled, delayed or moved remote by the coronavirus outbreak.
Below are the results of the latest Axios/College Reaction Poll on COVID-19.
Axios/College Reaction Poll | n= 835 students | May 8-10 | Coronavirus
27% of students say they have a full-time job this summer
23% say they have a part-time job
2. If colleges re-open in-person for the Fall (without a vaccine or cure):
31% say they would only attend virtually
65% say they would attend in-person classes
4% say they would withdraw from school temporarily
3. Of those who had jobs going into the coronavirus outbreak:
37% have been canceled
43% have been postponed or made remote
81% say their college must reduce tuition at least 5%
5. Distance learning effects:
45% say they attend class less often
71% are more distracted by their computer and cell phone
71% are distracted by things going on at home