This graphic shows the Spring 2021 mode of instruction by the institution location. The variable institution location measures the degree of urbanization of the institution’s location. Institutions located in a town or a rural area have a higher percentage of primarily or fully in-person than institutions located in a city or suburb. Institutions located in a city or a suburb have a higher percentage of primarily or fully online than institutions located in a town or in a rural area. Colleges located in a city or suburb are in a more concentrated area than a town or rural area so they may have to be more cautious due to the threat of COVID. Interestingly, the difference between primarily or fully online for institution located in a city and an institution located in a rural area is only three percentage points, a lot less than I was expecting.
Data Analyst: Meghan Corso