College students should be heading back to campus pretty soon, but it seems most students aren’t excited about the beginning of a new semester, and it has nothing to do with having to hit the books again, and everything to do with the coronavirus.
A new ValuePenguin survey of full-time college students finds:
- 31% are really worried about their safety on campus this fall.
- 36% are worried about contracting the coronavirus if they return to campus.
- And if they do, 78% don’t trust their schools on-campus health facility will provide the quality care they need.
- 11% of students say they were misdiagnosed at an on-campus health facility in the past.
- And it’s not just physical health students are worried about, with 49% reporting struggling with feelings of loneliness during the pandemic.
And it seems a lot of students seem to have a great deal of distrust for their fellow students.
- In fact, 34% of students absolutely don’t trust that their fellow students will practice social distancing and healthy habits.
- 54% somewhat trust that they will, with female students showing less trust than male students.
- What’s more, less than 25% of students feel completely safe about living in the dorms.
- Plus, athird of students say their school hasn’t sent them enough coronavirus-related communication.