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Prescott, Brian T. – Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, 2014
This issue of "Policy Insights" provides a review of the past five years of the cost and value of higher education, which have gained increased policymaker, consumer, and media attention. The Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) has worked with four of its member states (Hawai'i, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington) to…
Descriptors: Human Capital, Capacity Building, Governance, Privacy
Prescott, Brian T. – Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, 2014
As educational attainment grows increasingly more essential to individual and societal prosperity and simultaneously more expensive, policymakers' appetite for evidence of the return on the investment in a college education has swelled and they increasingly want to equip prospective college students and their families with concrete information…
Descriptors: Data, Accountability, Human Capital, Mobility
Prescott, Brian T. – Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, 2012
This issue of "Policy Insights" reviews the results from an annual survey, conducted by the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE), of tuition and fees at public colleges and universities in the WICHE region (which includes Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon,…
Descriptors: Tuition, Fees, Student Costs, Undergraduate Students
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Prescott, Brian T.; Michelau, Demarée K. – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2015
The Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) is an interstate compact aimed at improving access to, and success in, postsecondary education for residents of the West. Given the region's historic reliance on public higher education, rapidly diversifying demographics, and financial pressures experienced by postsecondary education…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Community Colleges, Disproportionate Representation, Low Income Groups
Prescott, Brian – Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, 2008
This publication marks the 7th edition of the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education's projections of high school graduates. It updates forecasts of the number of high school graduates for public and nonpublic schools for the nation, four geographic regions, and all 50 states and the District of Columbia, and also includes projections…
Descriptors: Prediction, Educational Trends, Ethnicity, Race
Prescott, Brian T.; Bransberger, Peace – Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, 2012
The Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) has been producing high school graduate forecasts for over 30 years. This publication marks the eighth edition in the series, covering the period from 1996-97 through 2027-28, with projections starting with graduates of the 2009-10 academic year. WICHE is proud to produce these…
Descriptors: Educational Opportunities, Ethnicity, Geographic Regions, High School Graduates
Prescott, Brian T.; Longanecker, David A. – Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, 2014
With increasingly widespread calls to raise educational attainment levels without substantially growing public investment in higher education, policymakers and others have devoted growing attention to the role of financial aid programs in providing access to, promoting affordability for, and incentivizing success in college. Given relative levels…
Descriptors: State Aid, Alignment (Education), Educational Policy, Access to Education
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Prescott, Brian T. – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2010
In 2004 Colorado passed legislation enacting the nation's first voucher-based approach to financing higher education, known as the College Opportunity Fund (COF). The work of an unusual coalition that included higher education leaders, generally conservative policymakers, and others, COF completely replaced the traditional approach of subsidizing…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Vouchers, Enrollment Trends, Fees
Van Horn, Brandi; Prescott, Brian – Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, 2010
This issue of "Policy Insights" reviews the results from Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education's (WICHE's) annual survey of tuition and fees at public colleges and universities in the region. The survey on which the report and this policy brief are based was administered to state higher education executive offices or system offices in…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Public Colleges, Tuition, Cost Indexes
Prescott, Brian T.; Ewell, Peter – Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, 2009
The rise of a globalized knowledge economy requires nations to understand the distribution of skills and abilities in their populations. It is no longer sufficient to know how many resources are devoted to the development of nations' human capital. Today, nations also must be able to demonstrate and understand the outcomes of their educational…
Descriptors: Human Capital, Outcomes of Education, Databases, Data Collection
Prescott, Brian T. – Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, 2007
This issue of "Policy Insights" reviews the results from WICHE's (Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education's) annual survey of tuition and fees at public colleges and universities in the region. Complete data are available in "Tuition and Fees in Public Higher Education in the West, 2007-08: Detailed Tuition and Fees Tables," published…
Descriptors: Tuition, Fees, Student Costs, Undergraduate Students
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Kelly, Patrick J.; Prescott, Brian T. – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2007
The United States led the world in the percentage of its population with college degrees through the middle and end of the 20th century. Its overall success gave the nation competitive confidence. But in recent years, several other countries have been making remarkable progress in educating their residents, producing young-adult populations that…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Age, Educational Attainment, Competition