How Has COVID-19 Affected College?

School systems and especially colleges and universities have been hit hard by the outbreak of COVID-19 as millions of students have been sent home. COVID-19 has brought new challenges to both the institutions themselves and the students that attend them. Problems with government and state funding can cause major issues when trying to keep a college functioning.

Congress, to try to help universities stay afloat during the COVID-19 pandemic, set aside nearly $350 million of COVID-19 relief money to give to colleges with ‘significant unmet needs’. But this money did not go very far – only 20 institutions received any money from this and only benefited less than 3,000 students. 

No physical classes for students means that students can lose the nuances from in-person interactions and miss out on ‘normal’ activities. Graduating in a time of a down economy can also leave long-term consequences for when these graduates go to try find a job.

Learn more about the challenges that students are facing during COVID-19 here.

Brian Wallace is the Founder and President of NowSourcing, an industry leading infographic design agency , based in Louisville, KY and Cincinnati, OH which works with companies that range from startups to Fortune 500s. Brian also runs #LinkedInLocal events nationwide, hosts the Next Action Podcast, and has been named a Google Small Business Advisor for 2016-2018. Follow Brian Wallace on LinkedIn as well as Twitter.

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