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ERIC Number: ED508936
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Aug
Pages: 24
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Higher Education: The Engine of Economic Opportunity. WICHE Annual Report, 2009
Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education
A year ago, the U.S. experienced the first symptoms of economic unrest--a sharp spike in fuel prices, rising costs and rising debt, and a jump in foreclosures. Between May and June 2008, unemployment rose a half-point to 5.5 percent and 49,000 jobs were lost. American higher education has been on a collision course with financial reality for more than 25 years. This unprecedented economic downturn gives everyone a chance to finally find new models that will preserve quality and access, but within a less expensive paradigm. This paper reports the efforts made by the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) in 2009 to help states handle their challenges.
Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education. P.O. Box 9752, Boulder, CO 80301-9752. Tel: 303-541-0200; Fax: 303-541-0291; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Higher Education Opportunity Act 1970