Among colleges announcing vaccine requirements, public colleges in Republican states are largely absent

Published Apr 30 2021 at 7:00 AM GMT
  • Image: As the number of colleges requiring COVID vaccines continues to grow, many institutions mandating the immunizations for students fit a certain profile: more often private than public, selective, located in a Democratic-leaning state.
  • Just 15 of 181 colleges with COVID-19 vaccine requirements included in a list maintained by The Chronicle of Higher Education are located in states that voted for Trump in 2020.
  • Of those 15, just one, Cleveland State University, in Ohio, is a public university.
  • Public and private institutions in the same state are taking different approaches on vaccine requirements.
  • After Duke and Wake Forest Universities, selective private institutions in North Carolina, announced they would require vaccines for all students this fall, the News & Record reported that the University of North Carolina would not.


  • Published Apr 30, 2021 7:00 AM GMT