Ohio Task Force on Affordability & Efficiency in Higher Education

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Action Steps to Reduce College Costs

On Oct. 1, 2015, the Ohio Task Force on Affordability and Efficiency in Higher Education delivered its recommendations to Gov. John Kasich, Senate President Keith Faber and House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger.

 

Background

Ohio's future economic growth depends upon a well-educated workforce and college graduates. National figures show that the costs to students and their parents associated with higher education have increased substantially over the last 35 years, rising several times higher than the general rate of inflation over the same period of time.

This substantial rise in higher education tuition prices has led to a similar rise in student loan debt. In 2013, outstanding student loan debt nationally was well over $1 trillion, surpassing - for the first time ever - the amount of outstanding credit card debt (then $857 billion).

Increasing operational efficiency in our state-sponsored institutions of higher education can lower their costs of providing post-secondary instruction, which in tum should help them provide an even higher quality of education at a more affordable cost to Ohioans.

On February 10, 2015, Governor John Kasich signed Executive Order 2015-01K (click for PDF) establishing the Ohio Task Force on Affordability and Efficiency in Higher Education, to review and recommend ways in which state-sponsored institutions of higher education, including four-year universities and two-year community colleges, can be more efficient, offering an education of equal or higher quality while at the same time decreasing their costs. This can be done only if institutions of higher education become more efficient and productive in the use of their assets, personnel and resources. The Task Force will issue a report with recommendations regarding how our state institutions of higher education can operate more productively.

 

Meetings

November 14, 2016

Efficiency Advisory Committee Meeting - Lean Higher Education Ohio Seminar
Monday, November 14, 2016
8:45 a.m. –  4:30 p.m.
Columbus State Community College 

September 23, 2015

September 2, 2015

August 17, 2015

July 21, 2015

June 23, 2015