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Here’s Our New List of Colleges’ Reopening Plans

Here’s Our New List of Colleges’ Reopening Plans

The Chronicle of Higher Education

By Chronicle Staff
July 29, 2020
The coronavirus pandemic has left higher-education leaders facing difficult decisions about when to reopen campuses and how to go about it. Since April, The Chronicle has tracked individual colleges’ plans, generating a list of more than 1,250 institutions. Now The Chronicle is teaming up with Davidson College’s College Crisis Initiative (C2i), which has collected reopening plans for nearly 3,000 institutions, to present a fuller view of the fall. (You can still see The Chronicle’s data, though it will no longer be updated.)
The C2i tracking categories are slightly different from The Chronicle’s earlier categorizations, and are explained on C2i’s website. While C2i has 14 total categories for fall plans on its dashboard, they break down into eight general types:
  • Other
  • Hybrid
  • Fully in person
  • Fully online, no students on campus
  • Fully online, at least some students allowed on campus
  • Primarily online, some courses in person
  • Primarily in person, some courses online
  • To be determined
The biggest change is that while The Chronicle tracked only colleges that had either disclosed their plans or set a deadline for deciding, C2i seeks to track all colleges, and thus includes many colleges whose fall plans are “TBD.”
Here’s how the national picture breaks down:


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