HEDS Returning Student Survey

The HEDS Returning Student Survey was administered to sophomores, juniors, and seniors between August 3 and August 19, 2020. 36% of these students responded to the survey. The survey focused on plans for the future, reasons to be in college, and strategies for handling difficulties that have arisen due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Students had the opportunity to share their responses with advisors and staff on campus for further conversation. A summary of St. Olaf student responses is available here: St. Olaf Responses to Returning Student Survey

Six other institutions administered the survey, with a total of 1,994 responses. Below are the comparisons to these other institutions, by topic. Each topic area also has St. Olaf responses broken out by gender and by race/ethnicity/citizenship.