A survey gauges students' fall semester experiences to determine if the price of classes during COVID-19 is worth it

Has fall tuition been worth it? Students answer with a resounding “no”


A survey gauges students' fall semester experiences to determine if the price of online classes during COVID-19 is worth it

Most students who intended to attend face-to-face classes but moved online due to COVID-19 don’t think those online classes are worth the price, according to a one-question survey from OneClass.

The survey of more than 10,000 college students across the nation questions how the value of college changes if students pay the same tuition rates for a different class experience than they originally signed up to receive.

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Overall, 93.8 percent of surveyed students said virtual classes during COVID-19 are not worth the tuition cost, followed by 4.5 percent who said they weren’t sure, with 1.7 percent saying their virtual classes were worth it.

The survey included 10,367 college students who are current freshman, sophomores and juniors at one of 191 colleges and universities in the United States. All are seeking a bachelor’s degree at a four-year institution.

Laura Ascione