Survey finds no letup in emotional stress on college students

Thursday, March 23, 2023

The gradual fading of the COVID-19 pandemic has done little to ease college students’ emotional stress. That’s according to findings from the Lumina Foundation-Gallup State of Higher Education 2022 study, carried out in the fall of 2022. Results showed students pursuing an associate or bachelor’s degree are no less likely to say they’ve considered stropping their coursework — defined as withdrawing from their program for at least one term — than they were in 2021. Just over 40 percent of students in postsecondary education programs say they’ve considered “stopping out” in the past six months, compared with 37 percent in 2021 and 34 percent in 2020.

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