This graphic displays Fall 2021 university vaccination plans for domestic students as a function of university type. As shown, private institutions have a much higher required vaccination rate than public universities, and public two year universities have the lowest required vaccination rate among these four sectors. Noticeably as well, both public and private 4 year universities have a very low percentage of schools that do not require vaccinations, rather the majority of these institutions encourage vaccines. As seen from the table below – which incorporates schools that list no vaccine information on their official websites – the majority of schools across the board solely encourage vaccines, while private institutions are more likely to mandate them. In addition, 2 year universities are much more likely to have no information at all on their vaccine plan. Overall, university type plays a role in how likely a school is to require vaccines, however in the end, most schools default to an encouraged vaccine plan. Vaccine plan information was collected from C2i’s Fall 2021 Vaccination Plan Data Collection, and University Sector information was obtained from IPEDS.
Data Analyst: Emily Paton