Pandemic did not weaken student trust in higher education overall

Despite major COVID-19 disruptions, a survey study involving more than 8,300 students at 29 colleges and universities revealed that most maintained their trust in their institutions, at least in the early pandemic months.

In the study, published in the journal American Behavioral Scientist, the researchers found steady  among many student demographics including white and Hispanic students even as the pandemic started moving many campuses online.

There were notable exceptions, however, with trust falling among Black students and students whose parents had not attended college.


Micah Ward
Micah Ward
Micah Ward is a University Business staff writer. He recently earned his master’s degree in Journalism at the University of Alabama. He spent his time during graduate school working on his master’s thesis. He’s also a self-taught guitarist who loves playing folk-style music.

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