ERIC Number: ED399913
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
The Challenge for Higher Education: 1996 State of Washington Master Plan for Higher Education.
Washington State Higher Education Coordinating Board, Olympia.
The State of Washington has set an enrollment goal of reaching the 70th percentile participation rate for upper-division and graduate/professional enrollments by 2020 with lower-division growth maintaining the current participation rate. From 1997-2010, the enrollment plan proposes to increase enrollments at the main campuses to physical capacity, build branch campuses, and expand centers in high-demand or underserved areas. Community and technical colleges and independent institutions will also maintain their current participation rates. These actions will increase enrollment by nearly 57,000 students. More than 27,000 full-time-equivalent students will still need to be served by 2010. To serve these additional students, a variety of solutions are proposed: (1) state funding of new enrollments, new technology, and a study of costs and benefits of diverse delivery options; (2) provision by public two-and four-year institutions of increased access, better responses to changes in the workplace, reports of outcomes, achievement of state-wide goals regarding diversity issues, the forging of new partnerships, and preparation of an increased proportion of community college students for baccalaureate education; (3) provision by independent institutions of increased access; (4) better preparation of students in K-12 schools for additional education; and (5)acceptance by the Higher Education Coordinating Board of its leadership role with such actions as convening of a "Blue Ribbon Committee" on financial aid. Statistical tables are provided. (JLS)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Change Strategies, Community Colleges, Educational Facilities Planning, Educational Finance, Educational Planning, Enrollment Projections, Enrollment Rate, Enrollment Trends, Financial Exigency, Higher Education, Institutional Cooperation, Long Range Planning, Master Plans, Organizational Change, Private Colleges, Public Colleges, State Boards of Education, State Colleges, State Universities, Statewide Planning, Student Financial Aid
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Washington State Higher Education Coordinating Board, Olympia.
Identifiers - Location: Washington