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Bransberger, Peace; Falkenstern, Colleen – Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, 2018
The first round of data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System's (IPEDS) newest survey component, Outcome Measures (OM), was released to the public in Fall 2017. Importantly, the IPEDS OM survey begins to address some of the limitations of the prevailing Graduation Rate (GR) component data. These rates have only included…
Descriptors: Graduation Rate, Postsecondary Education, Data, Outcome Measures
Falkenstern, Colleen – Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, 2018
This issue of "WICHE Insights" reviews the results of the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education's (WICHE) annual survey of tuition and fees at public postsecondary institutions in the WICHE region in the context of state higher education finance policy. In light of steady increases in tuition and fees rates, modest growth in…
Descriptors: Tuition, Fees, Higher Education, Public Colleges
Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, 2018
The Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE)--the nation's largest regional tuition-reciprocity program--is celebrating its 30th year of regional exchange in the 2017-18 academic year. The tuition reciprocity agreement allows nonresident students from a WICHE state to enroll in participating two- or four-year public institutions located in another…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Exchange Programs, Geographic Regions, Out of State Students
Bransberger, Peace; Michelau, Demarée K. – Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, 2017
For nearly 40 years, the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) has produced projections of high school graduates. The purpose of "Knocking at the College Door: Projections of High School Graduates" is to equip decision-makers at all levels with information about how the numbers of high school graduates are likely to…
Descriptors: High School Graduates, College Bound Students, Public Schools, Private Schools
Bransberger, Peace – Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, 2017
The Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education's (WICHE's) ninth edition of "Knocking at the College Door: Projections of High School Graduates," published in December 2016 (revised February 2017), quantified how the demographic changes that are underway with America's youth population will be evidenced in the next 15 years of…
Descriptors: High School Graduates, Demography, Educational Trends, Geographic Regions
Prescott, Brian – Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, 2017
As states and postsecondary institutions confront ongoing concerns about their fiscal health after a brief post-recession respite, colleges and universities across the nation are once again making their recruitment pitches to prospective students. Increasingly, public institutions are aiming these appeals well beyond their home states' borders, in…
Descriptors: Out of State Students, Student Recruitment, Tuition, Educational Policy
Bransberger, Peace – Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, 2017
According to the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education's (WICHE's) 9th edition of its quadrennial "Knocking at the College Door: Projections of High School Graduates," released in December 2016, the overall number of U.S. high school graduates will plateau, then begin to decline, within the next decade. Further, the high…
Descriptors: High School Graduates, Gender Differences, Racial Differences, Graduation Rate
Falkenstern, Colleen – Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, 2017
This issue of "Policy Insights" reviews the results of the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education's annual survey of tuition and fees at public colleges and universities in the WICHE region and discusses related policy implications. (Data from the survey were published in November 2016.) Overall, tuition and fees in the WICHE…
Descriptors: Tuition, Fees, Higher Education, Public Colleges
Bransberger, Peace – Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, 2017
In the December 2016 edition of "Knocking at the College Door," Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) projected that the U.S. is headed into a period of stagnation in the overall number of high school graduates it produces, and that high school graduates from private religious and nonsectarian schools would decline.…
Descriptors: High School Graduates, Private Schools, Racial Differences, Ethnic Groups
Sedney, Christina; Lane, Patrick – Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, 2017
2017 saw every legislature in the West in session--including the 15 Western states, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and Guam--with legislators addressing a diverse array of higher education topics and dealing with an equally wide variety of budgetary outlooks. As in past years, Western states featured some of the largest…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Geographic Location, Educational Legislation, State Legislation
Sedney, Christina – Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, 2016
In 2016, there was an increasingly dramatic divergence between state economies in the West. Most states in the region benefited from an ongoing economic recovery, but states reliant on the energy sector for tax revenues were hit hard by the global decline in oil prices. This resulted in varying budget situations in legislatures across the…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Legislation, Economic Impact, Economic Factors
Flores, Stella M.; Prescott, Brian T.; Hillman, Nicholas; Sponsler, Brian; Saenz, Victor; Zaback, Katie; Paulson, Karen; Baker, Dominique; Drake, Anna – Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, 2016
Challenges to closing the gap between findings from academic research and effective policymaking are not new, and they will not be solved overnight. However, as the entire education sector faces mounting pressure to provide high-quality education under tightening fiscal constraints, all while demonstrating improving student outcomes, the time may…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Equal Education, Research and Development, Theory Practice Relationship
Krueger, Carl – Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, 2016
This brief provides an overview of the implementation and impact of near peer mentoring programs in Alaska and Idaho from the standpoint of both existing research and the near peers themselves. While progress is being monitored as part of state College Access Challenge Grant (CACG) program implementation and activity, only limited data on the…
Descriptors: Mentors, Peer Teaching, Program Implementation, Program Effectiveness
Bransberger, Peace – Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, 2016
This issue of "Policy Insights" reviews the results of the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education's (WICHE) annual survey of tuition and fees at public colleges and universities in the WICHE region and discusses related policy implications. Overall, tuition and fees in the WICHE region increased relatively little in 2015-16…
Descriptors: Tuition, Fees, Higher Education, Public Colleges
Bransberger, Peace – Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, 2015
This issue of "Policy Insights" reviews the results from the annual survey, conducted by the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE), of tuition and fees at public colleges and universities in the WICHE region, and discusses related policy implications. The WICHE region includes 15 states--Alaska, Arizona, California,…
Descriptors: Tuition, Fees, Policy Analysis, Public Colleges
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