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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 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
Washington Higher Education Coordinating Board, 2005
The objective of this work is to provide transfer students with a pathway that will prepare them in the same manner as direct entry students for a specific major at any public baccalaureate institution in the state, and for any of the independent institutions that wish to join the agreement. Wherever possible, the work groups were encouraged to…
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), Majors (Students), Degree Requirements, College Credits
Washington Higher Education Coordinating Board, 2005
With passage of House Bill 3103 in 2004, the Legislature recognized the challenges facing students as they move from one educational sector to another. The omnibus legislation, which amended and clarified the mission of the Higher Education Coordinating Board (HECB) called on the board to work with the state board of education, the superintendent…
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), Educational Legislation, High School Students, College Credits
Washington Higher Education Coordinating Board, 2003
Washington state's public four-year universities and college have submitted their 2003-05 accountability plans to the Higher Education Coordinating Board (HECB). The state operating budget directs the Board to review these plans and set biennial performance targets for each institution. For 2003-05, the four-year institutions are reporting on a…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Transfer Students, Productivity, Graduation Rate