Rising Senior Report

A Study on COVID-19's Impact on the Class of 2021

As schools begin to solidify plans for this fall, prospective students from the high school Class of 2021 are still focused on their own college search plans. Carnegie is pleased to share data from these rising seniors as well as a strategic road map for the recruitment of next fall’s class amid the COVID-19 situation.

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Rising Senior Report
Rising Senior Report

Data highlights.

This report covers the responses of more than 1,500 rising seniors from Carnegie’s CollegeXpress platform. The survey included questions about touring, college choice, and the impact of the outbreak. The strategic insights are led by Carnegie’s experts in higher education recruitment strategy and digital implementation team. This data can also be found in The Chronicle's latest report, "The Next Enrollment Challenge: How to Recruit for Fall 2021."


of students say an in-person experience is critical


of students are using college websites for active information seeking


of rising seniors are more concerned about paying for college since the outbreak

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