Freshman year can be tough for many students. Typically, 15% don’t return for sophomore year. But, the pandemic has disrupted freshman year for many students: some are putting off the start so they can work to support their families; others are struggling with an all-virtual experience and mourning the college life they had hoped for. Efforts are underway to keep all of these students on track toward graduation.
As first-time college students, freshmen had so many plans to join clubs and pursue interests outside of their coursework. But, then the pandemic hit forcing creative alternatives.
Imagine experiencing college for the first time from your childhood bedroom at a computer screen. That’s what 2020 freshmen are living through, and they have lots to say.
New advising programs focus on freshmen. Goal is for first year students to take 15 units a term.
The pandemic has wreaked havoc on the college plans for some California freshmen who have had to change their plans so they can help support their families.
Amid online classes and other tumult, will freshmen return for sophomore year? CSU campuses show mixed results so far.
Sort and visually compare dropout rates by demographic data across the CSU system.