Report: Students Who Self-Reported COVID-19 Experience More Mental Health, Food Insecurity Challenges


Although the pandemic continues to upend higher education, the toll of COVID-19 infections on American college students has remained scarcely understood. But a new study found students with self-reported COVID-19 infections are more likely to face food insecurity, anxiety, and depression, according to The Hope Center for College, Community, and Justice.

From surveying more than 100,000 undergraduates across the country, the study revealed as well that there were higher rates of self-reported COVID-19 infections among student-athletes, students who receive Pell Grants, students of color, and student parents. In response to the findings, the researchers recommend that colleges carefully keep track of which students have contracted the virus.

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