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ERIC Number: ED539044
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Nov
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Tuition and Fees in the West 2007-08. Policy Insights
Prescott, Brian T.
Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education
This issue of "Policy Insights" reviews the results from WICHE's (Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education's) annual survey of tuition and fees at public colleges and universities in the region. Complete data are available in "Tuition and Fees in Public Higher Education in the West, 2007-08: Detailed Tuition and Fees Tables," published by WICHE in November 2007 and available at The survey on which the report and this policy brief are based is administered to state higher education executive offices or system offices in most states. Respondents are invited to correct previous years' data, and the averages calculated are not weighted by enrollments. The survey instrument included two questions concerning differential tuition pricing policies and practices. There is growing evidence (mostly anecdotal) that institutions are resorting to differential tuition in an effort to both maximize and stabilize their tuition revenue stream. In particular, they see such policies as a reasonable strategy to counter the unpredictability and inconsistency of state appropriations levels. (Contains 4 figures, 1 table and 11 endnotes.)
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 - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education
Identifiers - Location: Alaska; Arizona; California; Colorado; Hawaii; Idaho; Montana; Nevada; New Mexico; North Dakota; Oregon; South Dakota; Utah; Washington; Wyoming