International student enrollment fell precipitously during the pandemic. But the College of Idaho grew its international student community, by supporting students who had to stay in school and couldn’t go home.
Is Idaho’s college enrollment decline a blip, caused by the coronavirus, or a sign of a bigger trend? Many of the early numbers for 2021-22 are ominous.
For first-year students and for returning college students, the coronavirus was a constant specter, looming over an uncertain school year.
Not unlike the scientists and infectious disease experts who have tried to unlock the mysteries of the coronavirus, college and university officials have been trying to determine the pandemic’s effects on their institutions. Here’s what we know about 2020-21.
For students who returned to campus for the 2020-21 school year, showing up was a matter of setting aside concerns about the coronavirus, or accepting required protocols.