By Watson Scott Swail, President & Senior Research Scholar, Educational Policy Institute Last week the College Board released the 2014 Trends in College Pricing and Trends in Student Aid reports. As a former co-author of these reports, I remain critically interested in tuition and cost of attendance trends. Each year, I update our annual projection of the future tuition and fee costs at US institutions of higher … Continue reading The Nature of the Beast: College Tuition and Fee Charges for 2014-15
By Watson Scott Swail, President & Senior Research Scholar, Educational Policy Institute On a day where we take time to remember the service members who sacrificed for our countries, it is an appropriate time to talk about how we repay them. The GI Bill has been seen as a critical safety net for our military men and women when they return from service. The GI Bill, created in … Continue reading Lest We Forget — The GI Bill and Educational Opportunity
By Dr. Watson Scott Swail, President & CEO, Educational Policy Institute EPI spent a couple of days last week at SUNYCon, the State University of New York’s annual policy conference in New York City. This year’s SUNYCon, the short name of SUNY’s Annual “Critical Issues in Higher Education” Conference, focused on change management in higher education. Using a somewhat fresh approach, SUNY brought in experts from outside … Continue reading Ch…ch…ch…Changes!
By Watson Scott Swail, President & Senior Research Scholar, Educational Policy Institute I like Mike Rowe. Rowe, the host of the Discovery Channel’s Dirty Jobs and the new CNN program, Somebody’s Gotta Do It, is a complex guy. A former opera singer (really) and host for QVC (has great stories about Joan Rivers), Rowe has become an outspoken proponent for the blue collar jobs and workers in … Continue reading What Does Mike Rowe know about College?
By Watson Scott Swail, President & Senior Research Scholar, Educational Policy Institute Next week EPI will converge on San Antonio for our Education Week, a series of three events including our Retention 101 Workshop, the Retention 2014 Student Success Symposium, and the EPI Forum on Education & the Economy. We look forward to great conversations about important issues in student success. I thought I would take the … Continue reading Education Week: New Conversations about College Access and Success