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ERIC Number: ED508994
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 155
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Western Undergraduate Exchange: Enrollment Report, Fall 2009
Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education
The Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) is a regional tuition-reciprocity agreement that enables students from WICHE (Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education) states to enroll in participating two- and four-year public institutions at 150 percent of the enrolling institution's resident tuition. WUE has been operating for more than 20 years and is the largest program of its kind in the nation. Since the first WUE students were exchanged in 1988, to date, participating residents from WICHE states have benefited from significant savings on more than 273,400 annual tuition bills. And since WICHE began estimating student fiscal savings through WUE in 1999, the program has provided WICHE students and their parents discounts of a remarkable $1.1 billion dollars in tuition savings on nearly 210,000 annual tuition bills. A graph included in this report shows the tremendous growth of the program since its inception in 1988. This fall's WUE headcount demonstrates that WUE students know where the current and future job opportunities are. Their "Top Ten" majors are directly aligned with some of the West's most crucial workforce needs. They are healthcare, the biological and biomedical sciences, engineering, and business. (Contains 5 tables and 2 charts.)
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: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education