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Pandemic exacerbated financial aid office staffing problems, survey says

May 24, 2022

Higher education has not been immune to what’s being dubbed the Great Resignation. It describes a mass exodus of workers from many industries amid the pandemic, although it is somewhat of a misnomer, as in many cases employees are jumping ship to work in better-paying jobs.

The median salary for postsecondary education positions has not kept pace with inflation, according to recent College and University Professional Association for Human Resources data. The HR group also reported a decline in the number of part-time and full-time staff.

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