Culminating Project Title
Date of Award
Culminating Project Type
Higher Education Administration: Ed.D.
Educational Administration and Higher Education
School of Education
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The purpose of this study was to explore how students who began college in the fall semesters of 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021 explain and reflect on their decisions about college. These decisions included students’ choice of school, living situations, courses, co-curricular involvement, and working part- or full-time during college. Exploring students’ decisions about college before and during different phases of the Covid-19 pandemic deepens higher education professionals’ understanding of how students make decisions during this important time of transition. This deeper understanding allows college administrators, faculty, and staff to better understand if and how the pandemic impacted students’ decisions about college. Many individuals in education assume that it did, but it is important to do research to determine if the data validates the assumptions. The results of this study provide new information that can benefit college administrators, faculty, and staff in determining the choices they offer to college students and developing in- and out-of-classroom experiences for future students.
Walters, Giovanna, "Exploring Student Decisions at Various Stages of the Covid-19 Pandemic" (2023). Culminating Projects in Higher Education Administration. 67.