Environmental Scan | Institutional Research & Assessment
State of the University Environmental Scan
Former President Hallick's State of the University presentations includes a wealth of information including selected trends in higher education in addition to numerous Pacific trends and statistics. These presentations were shared to inform the campus community and the Board of Trustees as well as support strategic planning across the university.
- State of the University 2021
- State of the University 2020
- State of the University 2019
- State of the University 2018
- State of the University 2017
- State of the University 2016
- State of the University 2015
STEPS Environmental Scan
STEPS is an occasional newsletter intended to capture trends in higher education locally and nationwide and provide a reference to inform the Pacific University community and support strategic planning processes.
Higher Education Price Index
Higher Education Price Index (HEPI) is provided by the Commonfund Institute. According to the Commonfund Institute: HEPI is an inflation index designed specifically for use by institutions of higher education. HEPI measures the average relative level in the price of a fixed market basket of goods and services purchased by colleges and universities each year through current fund educational and general expenditures, excluding research. A more accurate indicator of cost changes for colleges and universities than the Consumer Price Index (CPI), HEPI is used primarily to project future budget increases required to preserve purchasing power.
College Scorecard Summary
This is an annual summary of the U.S. Department of Education's College Scorecard, a resource that provides comprehensive data on graduation rates, costs, student loan debt, post-graduation earnings, and more. To help inform decision makers and planning, a selection of these statistics is provided with comparisons with an expanded group of regional institutions. Descriptions of the variables in these reports is provided in this draft Glossary of variables in the College Scorecard Summary