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Washington Higher Education Coordinating Board, 2012
"Key Facts about Higher Education in Washington" provides vital data to chart higher education's progress and challenges. First published in 2002 by the Washington Higher Education Coordinating Board, this annual report highlights "Key Facts" about Washington's postsecondary institutions--including faculty, students, budgets,…
Descriptors: Public Colleges, Community Colleges, Technical Institutes, Private Colleges
Washington Higher Education Coordinating Board, 2011
Since its establishment in the 1860s, Washington's higher education system has evolved rapidly to meet a myriad of state needs in fields as diverse as agriculture, bioscience, chemistry, environmental sciences, engineering, medicine, law, business, computer science, and architecture. Today, higher education, like other vital state functions, faces…
Descriptors: Public Colleges, Two Year Colleges, Technical Institutes, Private Colleges
Washington Higher Education Coordinating Board, 2011
More than 70 percent of the students who access higher education in Washington do so first at a two-year institution. Washington's two-year colleges account for a higher percentage of public and private college student enrollments (49 percent) than in the United States in general (34 percent). The Higher Education Coordinating Board's (HECB)…
Descriptors: College Transfer Students, Two Year Colleges, Public Colleges, Private Colleges
Spaulding, Randy – Washington Higher Education Coordinating Board, 2011
Washington's 2008 Strategic Master Plan for Higher Education called for creating "multiple pathways from high school to college or workforce training" --through greater use of dual credit and concurrent high school and college enrollment options. The most prevalent of these in Washington are Running Start, which accounts for 12,500 FTE;…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement Programs, College Credits, Access to Education, High School Students
Washington Higher Education Coordinating Board, 2011
The U.S. Department of Education recently released a "College Completion Tool Kit" intended to support the higher education attainment goals set by the Obama administration. These goals are consistent with the state's Strategic Master Plan for Higher Education. The tool kit lays out strategies for achieving higher levels of attainment…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Attainment, Graduation, Educational Finance
Washington Higher Education Coordinating Board, 2011
The Higher Education Coordinating Board (HECB) has responsibility to "Establish minimum admission standards for four-year institutions, including a requirement that coursework in American sign language or an American Indian language shall satisfy any requirement for instruction in a language other than English that the board or the…
Descriptors: College Admission, Admission Criteria, College Freshmen, College Transfer Students
Washington Higher Education Coordinating Board, 2011
The Higher Education Opportunity Act (E2SHB 1795), passed by the Legislature in 2011, identified prior learning assessment (PLA) as an innovative means for improving degree and certificate attainment and improving cost effectiveness and efficiency within Washington's higher education system. The Act defines prior learning as "the knowledge…
Descriptors: Prior Learning, Higher Education, College Credits, Adult Students
Spaulding, Randy – Washington Higher Education Coordinating Board, 2010
Washington State is a leader in the innovation economy largely due to the combination of aerospace, software, and biomedical industries centered in the greater Seattle area; and, the state's high level of international trade. Despite Washington's national ranking, the state is overly reliant on importing educated workers from other states and…
Descriptors: Migration, Adults, Brain Drain, Student Mobility
Washington Higher Education Coordinating Board, 2010
First published in 2002, "Key Facts about Higher Education in Washington" provides valuable information on the ways higher education serves the state and its people. The most current data and information available is presented throughout this report to highlight the "Key Facts" about Washington's postsecondary institutions,…
Descriptors: State Aid, Delivery Systems, Student Characteristics, Outcomes of Education
Washington Higher Education Coordinating Board, 2010
Native American students in Washington attend more than 40 postsecondary institutions and participate in college at a rate greater than their proportional presence in the population. They are just as likely to apply for and receive financial aid as other groups, a little less likely to borrow to attend college, and experience a greater gap than…
Descriptors: American Indian Students, American Indian Education, Access to Education, College Attendance
Washington Higher Education Coordinating Board, 2009
This report fulfills the biennial requirements of RCW 28B.76.250, which directs the Higher Education Coordinating Board (HECB) "to submit a progress report on the development of transfer associate degrees to the higher education committees of the House of Representatives and Senate each odd-numbered year." The HECB report monitors…
Descriptors: Prior Learning, Higher Education, Community Colleges, Associate Degrees
Washington Higher Education Coordinating Board, 2009
The state of Washington has a long-standing commitment to postsecondary education opportunities for all students, regardless of income. The purpose of this report is to provide the members of the Higher Education Coordinating Board with: (1) An overview of state, federal, and institutional financial aid in Washington; (2) A description of notable…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, High School Students, College Preparation, Federal Programs
Washington Higher Education Coordinating Board, 2008
This publication brings together much of the information one might need to develop a broad understanding of how public and private higher education institutions serve the people of Washington and about the important role higher education plays in developing the state's society, economy, and future. The most often-asked questions about…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Tables (Data), Enrollment, College Role
Washington Higher Education Coordinating Board, 2007
The Washington Higher Education Coordinating Board is charged by state statute with creating a strategic master plan for higher education once every 10 years, with updates every four years. The purpose of a statewide strategic master plan is to identify the overarching goals of the state's postsecondary education system. A limited and focused set…
Descriptors: Economic Progress, Higher Education, Educational Attainment, Accountability
Washington Higher Education Coordinating Board, 2007
This publication brings together much of the information one might need to understand and discuss higher education issues. While this publication does not attempt to answer every question that may come up in discussions about higher education, it highlights the most often-asked questions about institutions, faculty, students, costs, budgets,…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Colleges, Universities, Community Colleges
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