ERIC Number: ED411763
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Jun
A Region of Contrasts: An Educational and Economic Profile of the West, Part II. WICHE State Profiles. Working Paper 1B. Higher Education and the Economy of the West.
Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, Boulder, Colo.
This paper, one of a series, presents findings from a Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education's project titled, "Higher Education and the Economy of the West," that was undertaken to analyze the impact of economic and social trends on the role of higher education in the West. Included are analyses of demographic, workforce, and educational data for 16 western states: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Minnesota, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming. Data are reported for each state for: non-farm employment; industry employment outlook; top 10 occupations (most job openings; fastest growing) foreign exports; location of small business development centers and cooperative extension offices; number of postsecondary institutions; enrollments in state institutions of higher education by level type, control, and attendance status; undergraduate tuition and fees in state public institutions; higher education participation rates by race and ethnicity; and percent change in degrees earned at 4-year institutions by selected discipline. Data generally cover the period 1990-1996, but the period varies for some charts and states. (CH)
Descriptors: Area Studies, Degrees (Academic), Economic Factors, Employment Opportunities, Enrollment, Exports, Geographic Regions, Higher Education, Public Education, Regional Characteristics, Regional Cooperation, School Demography, Small Businesses, State Colleges, State Surveys, State Universities, Statewide Planning, Statistical Data, Student Costs, Trend Analysis, Tuition
Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, P.O. Box 9752, Boulder, CO 80301-9752 ; phone: 303-541-0200 ($5).
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ford Foundation, New York, N.Y.
Authoring Institution: Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, Boulder, Colo.