College and University Presidents Continue to Cite Mental Health as a Top Concern
2022 Inside Higher Ed Survey of College and University Presidents
Inside Higher Ed produces a yearly survey that brings to light what the top concerns are for college and university presidents across the country. For 2022 and amid the third calendar year of the COVID-19 pandemic, nearly 400 presidents were surveyed and student mental health continues to be at the top of the list of worries.
There is no surprise that mental health continues to be at the top of the list since many are stating there is a crisis on campuses. Some key takeaways from the report include:
- 74% of presidents still plan to increase their capacity to support mental health.
- 70% say they have capacity because they’ve invested in telehealth.
- 71% say they increased their budget for mental health.
- At least three-quarters of leaders plan to keep offering increased online learning options, additional flexibility for remote staff work, and greater investments in mental health services.