Competency Based Credentials: A Trend on the Rise.

On January 29, 2015, in Higher Education, School Reform, by Shannon Hillman

From The Atlantic comes an investigation looking at the rising trend of Occupational Certifications, and the decline of the traditional university degree. Find it here.

Shidler College of Business releases Report of Athletics Department’s Economic Impact.

On January 27, 2015, in Higher Education, News & Events, by Shannon Hillman

Earlier in January, The Shidler College of Business at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa, released a report on the Economic Impact of UHM’s Athletic Department. Examining the budget and revenue of the Department, in comparison with other Athletic Departments around the nation. Find the full report here.

HEPC student survey analyzed.

On December 17, 2014, in Higher Education, by Shannon Hillman

HEPC recently conducted an online and anonymous student survey on the rising tuition costs at UH and the general high price of living in Hawai’i. We have complete our analysis on the data. Check it out below. Analysis of HEPC Student Survey

New Report Explores the Trends in State Financial Aid.

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

Exploring the Trends within State Financial Aid. States take a wide variety of approaches in making investments in postsecondary financial aid. A new report from the Education Commision of the States reviews several trends in state financial aid programs enacted through state legislatures in the 2013 and 2014 sessions Find the full report here.

Why Colleges Don’t Want to be Judged by Grad Rates.

On October 23, 2014, in Higher Education, News & Events, by Shannon Hillman

From the Chronicle of Higher Education, a recent article addresses recent initiatives from the White House on ranking colleges based on graduation rates as a measure of institutional success. Read the article here.

NYC small school project shows promising results.

On October 18, 2014, in Higher Education, School Reform, by Shannon Hillman

From NPR, a recent project done by MDCR, funded by the Gates Foundation, which enrolls 100 students per grade shows promising results in getting students to enroll in college. Read the full article here.

Chicago to make Community College free.

On October 18, 2014, in Higher Education, by Shannon Hillman

From Inside Higher Ed, an article which explores Chicago’s recent decision to supply scholarships to Community Colleges for select High school graduates. Read the full article here.

Are you a UH Student concerned with Tuition? Take our survey!

On August 28, 2014, in Higher Education, Tuition, 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 […]

Exploring the Upcoming Student Loan Explosion.

On August 21, 2014, in Higher Education, News & Events, by Shannon Hillman

The Huffington Post has come out with a series of charts and graphs that show the ongoing issue of debt and how the last few years has particularly forced borrowers to assess their values. Check out the full article here. 

New study find 31 million student with some college, no degree.

On August 1, 2014, in Higher Education, by Shannon Hillman

A new report from the National Clearinghouse House shows that 31 million adults have some experience with college, but no degree. The report studies this phenomenon as well as what the value of ‘some college’ can be for those who feel like college is not their path. Find the report here.

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