Are you a UH Student concerned about student tuition? Take our survey!

On July 24, 2014, in Higher Education, by Shannon Hillman

Dear University of Hawaii Student.   Concerned about tuition, the cost of living, future student debt?     Over the last year, there has been much interest in the issue, but little data on how UH students themselves feel and experience higher costs. We at the Hawai’i Educational Policy Center want to voice students’ concerns […]

New Studies on Student Debt from the White House

On July 24, 2014, in Higher Education, by Shannon Hillman

The White House has recently released a report detailing the current state of student debt in America and plans to alleviate such, making higher education more affordable. Find the full report here.

Chancellor Apple presents latest statistics on UH Grad rates

On July 19, 2014, in Higher Education, News & Events, by Shannon Hillman

At the Board of Regents meeting on Thursday, July 17, Chancellor Apple presented the latest statistics showing among other things, the graduation rates at UH. Also in the presentation are the latest budget cut proposals, one which to place a freeze on any new appointments has already taken effect. Check out the power point in […]

HEPC presents Testimony to UH Board of Regents

On July 16, 2014, in Higher Education, News & Events, Uncategorized, by Shannon Hillman

At the July 17th Board of Regents meeting, HEPC Director Jim Shon and Researcher Shannon Hillman presented testimony to its members. Testimony included some recently gathered data on the issue of student debt and the rising tuition costs. HEPC TESTIMONY- BOR – JULY 17th Dr. Shon HEPC TESTIMONY- BOR – JULY 17th

UH Releases New Documents on Tuition Reviews and Measuring their own Efficiency.

On July 11, 2014, in Higher Education, by Shannon Hillman

Over the last week, UH has released two documents showing the measuring of efficiency for the UH system and the latest review of the Proposed Tuition increases over the 2016-17 AY.  

Do you think the cost of attendance at UH is not a problem…..?

On June 24, 2014, in Higher Education, by Shannon Hillman

You may be surprised… Take a look at this short PDF we have complied of a few quick facts and statistics taken from our longer report on the issue (found in our Current Projects section). Is Cost of Attending UH a Problem_

New studies and reports examine the Student Loan system and debt default here in Hawai’i.

On June 12, 2014, in Higher Education, News & Events, School Reform, by Shannon Hillman

New studies released today spotlight the issue with the student loan system and how it affects those here in Hawai’i. Bloomberg Business Week focuses on why the Student Loan system is doomed to fail by ignoring the factor of ‘risk’ between student loans. Find the article here. Alia Wong of Civil Beat then looks at […]

Check out HERI’s new study on University Faculty.

On April 14, 2014, in Higher Education, by Shannon Hillman

Undergraduate Teaching Faculty: The 2010–2011 HERI Faculty Survey. A report from the Higher Education Research Institute at UCLA which summarizes a national survey given to University faculty, looking at issues such as stress, race and gender, pedagogical practices and part-time faculty issues.

Cost and Finanicial Aid Increasingly Influencing Student’s Choice of College

On March 8, 2014, in Higher Education, News & Events, by Shannon Hillman

From a UCLA annual freshman survey, the Higher Education Research Institute has found that the cost of tuition and financial aid is no longer affecting students after college, rather affecting choices of where to go and what to be. Find the study on The Chronicle.

Now student debt is not just hurting students

On March 5, 2014, in Higher Education, News & Events, by Shannon Hillman

At the end of 2003, American students and graduates owed just $253 billion in aggregate debt; by the end of 2013, American students’ debt had ballooned to a total of $1.08 trillion, an increase of over 300% Read more in the TIME article; Student Loans Are Ruining Your Life. Now They’re Ruining the Economy Too

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