Informing the Future of Higher Education


Access Reboot: New Directions for Higher Education

We are very pleased to announce the return of the HEQCO conference. This one-day, in-person event will be taking place on November 3, 2023 at the Delta Hotel Toronto. HEQCO’s 9th conference, Access Reboot: New Directions for Higher Education will be an opportunity to share best practices, develop ideas and challenge traditional approaches to equity, […]

Career Opportunities and Requests for Proposals

Career Opportunities There are no job postings at this time. Request for Proposals There are no opportunities at this time. Notice regarding RFP #23/24-RFP-001 RFP #23/24-RFP-001 was posted on the HEQCO web site on November 1, 2023, and closed on November 22, 2023. The contract has been awarded to CentriLogic Inc. for a 2-year term […]

Quick Stats

How many Ontario students applied to the province’s colleges and universities during the last decade? How many enrolled? How many graduated? Find the answers to these and other good questions in Quick Stats, a compendium of data on Ontario’s postsecondary system. Note: All visualizations begin in 2013 and go up to the most recent year […]


The Nexus of Teaching and Research

Research Summary: The Nexus of Teaching and Research: Evidence and Insights from the Literature provides a high-level review of the existing literature on the connection between teaching and research and provides recommendations for next steps and future research options for the Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario (HEQCO). This paper demonstrates that there is little […]

Access Persistence and Barriers in Postsecondary Education

Research Summary: In Access, Persistence, and Barriers in Postsecondary Education: A Literature Review and Outline of Future Research, the Educational Policy Institute (EPI) provides an overview of the current research on access to, and retention within, postsecondary education systems. It also provides recommendations about how access to higher education in Ontario can be monitored and […]

Institutional Student Financial Grants in Ontario

Research Summary: In Institutional Student Financial Grants in Ontario, the Educational Policy Institute (EPI) analyzes the type and amount of financial assistance provided to students by Ontario universities and colleges. EPI uses quantitative data obtained from postsecondary institutions through a nationwide survey, supplemented with qualitative interviews with key financial aid officials at institutions across Ontario. […]

Producing Indicators of Institutional Quality in Ontario Universities and Colleges

In Producing Indicators of Institutional Quality in Ontario Universities and Colleges: Options for Producing, Managing and Displaying Comparative Data, the Educational Policy Institute (EPI) assesses the information needs of Ontario’s postsecondary system, what types of comparative quality indicator data are currently available, and how an effective common higher education data architecture could be structured. EPI […]