WICHE Releases 2016-17 Student Exchange Program Statistics Report

Statistical Report Academic Year 2016-17

This report covers fall 2016 enrollments for WUE, WRGP, and PSEP. It details the funds that flow between students’ home states and the enrolling PSEP institutions that receive them and also provides detailed enrollment for participating WRGP programs and WUE institutions.

2016-17 WICHE Student Exchange Program


WICHE Notes

WICHE Workplan FY 2017

WICHE and its 16 member states and territories work collaboratively to expand educational access and excellence for their citizens. By promoting innovation, cooperation, resource sharing, and sound public policy, WICHE strengthens higher education’s contributions to our social, economic, and civic life. Download WICHE Workplan FY 2017

WICHE’s FY 2016 annual report

A report available at http://www.wiche.edu/pub/wiche-2016-Annual-Report recaps WICHE’s work during fiscal year 2015 to expand access to higher education, foster student success, create and sustain institutional and state collaborations and innovations, and promote sound public policy.

Meet Joe Garcia

photo of WICHE President, Joe GarciaJoe Garcia assumed the presidency of WICHE on June 20 succeeding David Longanecker, who retired after 17 years as the organization’s leader. Garcia left his dual role as Colorado lieutenant governor and executive director of the state’s Department of Higher Education and will be the seventh president of WICHE since its founding 62 years ago.

Before his inauguration as lieutenant governor in 2011 and re-election in 2015, Garcia was president of Colorado State University-Pueblo. During his four-year tenure there, he helped the institution overcome financial difficulties and stagnant enrollment, and enhanced its reputation through aggressive marketing and nontraditional solutions. Previously, he was president of Colorado’s second-largest community college, Pikes Peak Community College, overseeing three campuses serving more than 16,000 students a year. Read more about Joe Garcia


WICHE in the News

  • U.S News
    by The Hechinger Report | Thursday, April 27, 2017

    NEW ORLEANS — Life is a little hectic for University of New Orleans student Timothy Juhas on this rainy Thursday.

    Fresh out of morning classes, Juhas, 31, has stopped at a campus Subway for a sandwich, which he'll wolf down while working at his job supervising playgrounds in nearby Jefferson Parish.

  • INSIDE Higher Ed
    by Jean Dimeo | Wednesday, April 12, 2017

    NEW ORLEANS — A report released last week shows that while campus enrollments declined 3.2 percent from fall 2012 to fall 2015, distance education enrollments rose 11 percent. Private nonprofit institutions saw the biggest jump in online enrollments – 40 percent – during that time period.

    Russ Poulin, director of policy and analysis at the WICHE Cooperative for Education Technology, unveiled the new Digital Learning Compass’s preliminary results at the OLC Innovate conference here. He said private nonprofits posted the largest percentage gains because in 2012 they enrolled smaller numbers of online students than publics and for-profits did.

  • The New England Journal of Higher Education
    by Stafford Peat with Patricia A. Shea and Jane Sherman | Tuesday, April 11, 2017

    Students in New England take increasingly varied pathways to a degree. They are highly mobile and move among two-year colleges and four-year public and private higher education institutions (HEIs), among four-year and two-year colleges and back, and transfer in-state and out-of state. Four in 10 students who begin college at a New England institution transfer from one institution to another at least once in their academic careers.

  • www.wsj.com
    by Melissa Korn | Saturday, April 8, 2017

    As tuition costs continue to rise and states rethink their investments in higher education, colleges are under increasing pressure from prospective students and lawmakers to disclose outcomes like on-time graduation rates and earnings potential for particular majors.