ERIC Number: ED434575
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Policy Indicators for Higher Education: WICHE States. Regional Fact Book for Higher Education in the West.
Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, Boulder, CO.
This report provides statistical data on the state of higher education among the member states of the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE). The purpose of the data is to inform state-level policymaking. It contains regional indicators and projections in regard to population, educational attainment, high school graduation, student migration, higher education participation, college enrollment, participation by minority students, degree production, tuition and fees, household income, student financial aid, state appropriations, higher education's share of state appropriations, per-student expenditures, sources of institutional revenue, faculty salaries, research and development expenditures, and employment by occupational sector. It also contains state-specific indicators and projections for Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming. In addition, the report contains short reports on current issues of interest to state and campus decision makers, such as the effects of welfare reform on higher education or the impact of information technology on higher education finance. Included are 27 data tables, and figures of regional and state indicators. The Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education is appended. (Contains 34 references.) (MDM)
Descriptors: College Faculty, College Students, Degrees (Academic), Demography, Educational Attainment, Educational Policy, Educational Trends, Employment Patterns, Enrollment, Expenditures, Higher Education, Income, Minority Groups, Policy Analysis, Population Trends, Regional Characteristics, Research, State Norms, Student Financial Aid, Tables (Data), Teacher Salaries, Transfer Students, Trend Analysis, Tuition
Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, Publication Secretary, P.O. Box 9752, Boulder, CO 80301-9752. ($25 for regional indicators and one state; $35 for regional indicators and all WICHE states). Tel: 303-541-0288.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Policymakers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, Boulder, CO.