HEDS COVID-19 Surveys and Reports

2020 HEDS COVID-19 Surveys and Summary Reports

In response to the rapid changes institutions implemented in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we created several short surveys in both spring and fall to help institutions assess the impact those changes had on their students, faculty, and staff. This page contains links to those survey instruments and the reports we created summarizing the aggregate results from participating institutions.

Fall 2020 Surveys

In Fall 2020, we offered three surveys designed to check-in with students, faculty, and staff on how they were settling in and adjusting to their learning, teaching, and working environments during the pandemic and how satisfied they were with the institutional support they received during that time.

More than 21,500 students at 29 institutions responded to the student survey. More than 5,600 staff members from 25 institutions responded to the staff survey and about 3,700 faculty from 24 institutions completed the faculty survey.

We are summarizing the findings of these surveys in a series of short memos. We hope you find these short, digestible “Data Bytes” useful.

Summary Reports from Fall 2020 Surveys

Overall Data from our Fall 2020 COVID-19 Student Survey – This is an Excel file summarizing the overall results from our Fall 2020 COVID-19 Student Survey. These data were from 21,438 students at 29 institutions. Participating institutions include both public and private, 2-year and 4-year schools.

Overall Data from our Fall 2020 COVID-19 Staff Survey – This is an Excel file summarizing the overall results from our Fall 2020 COVID-19 Staff Survey. These data were from 5,356 staff members at 24 institutions. Participating institutions include both public and private, 2-year and 4-year schools.

Overall Data from our Fall 2020 COVID-19 Faculty Survey – This is an Excel file summarizing the overall results from our Fall 2020 COVID-19 Faculty Survey. These data were from 3,587 faculty members at 23 institutions. Participating institutions include both public and private, 2-year and 4-year schools.

Using these data: Any college or university may use these data for internal comparison. If your institution does this, please cite HEDS as the source of the data by adding “© 2020 Higher Education Data Sharing Consortium” to any relevant publications. We do not permit anyone to sell these data or to include the data from this survey in a product that you sell.

Copies of the fall surveys are available on our Fall 2020 COVID-19 Surveys page.

Spring 2020 Surveys

We created three short surveys to help institutions assess the impact COVID-19 changes had on students, faculty, and staff.

More than 42,300 students at 65 institutions responded to the student survey. More than 6,300 staff members from 29 institutions responded to the staff survey and about 4,200 faculty from 28 institutions completed the faculty survey.

All of the surveys included questions designed to gauge how students, staff, and faculty at your institution experienced your institution’s response to COVID-19. The student and faculty surveys had an optional module of open-ended questions about experiences with teaching and learning in the online environment initiated by the crisis.

Summary Reports from Spring 2020 Surveys

Overall Data from our COVID-19 Institutional Response Student Survey – This is an Excel file of overall data from our spring 2020 COVID-19 Institutional Response Student Survey. These data were from 41,000 students at 64 institutions and was collected April through June, 2020.

Overall Data from our COVID-19 Institutional Response Staff Survey – This is an Excel file of overall data from our spring 2020 COVID-19 Institutional Response Staff Survey. These data were from more than 6,250 staff members at 29 institutions and was collected April through July, 2020

Overall Data from our COVID-19 Institutional Response Faculty Survey – This is an Excel file of overall data from our spring 2020 COVID-19 Institutional Response Faculty Survey. These data were from more that 4,000 faculty members at 27 institutions and was collected April through July, 2020.

Copies of the spring surveys are available on our Spring COVID-19 Surveys page.