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Aims to unite organizations and agencies working to increase college completion by adults with prior college credits but no degree in a collaborative learning network
Seeks to develop a deeper understanding of how states coordinate their articulation and transfer programs for students who move from two- to four-year institutions.
Aims to increase the number of low-income students who are prepared to enter and succeed in postsecondary education.
Helps legislators and policymakers better understand the complex and difficult-to-balance mix of higher education appropriations, tuition, and financial aid.
Provides projections of high school graduates, including data on enrollments and graduates by state and for major racial/ethnic groups covering the period from 2009-10 TO 2027-28.
Works to strengthen state policymaking in higher education in the West by engaging state legislators who are appointed by the WICHE Commission in the discussion of higher education issues and by seeking their input on strategies for interstate collaboration.
Coordinates a pilot data exchange incorporating longitudinal information captured by the K-12 education, postsecondary education, and workforce sectors in four states.
Aims to help selected states increase the number of “ready adults” (those who’ve accumulated a significant number of college credits but remain just shy of completing their degree) who return to college and finish their postsecondary education.
Compiles a list of policy publications for Western decision makers, including studies, reports, surveys and briefs published by research and public policy organizations.
With funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, WICHE is hosting an invitation-only meeting titled, “College and Career Readiness, Common Academic Standards, and Assessments: Finding Solutions to Cross-State Challenges.” The meeting, which will take place October 1-2, 2014, at the Omni Interlocken Hotel in Broomfield, CO, will bring together key higher education and K-12 leaders from the Western region and additional bordering states.
Presents regional and state-by-state data related to demographic, access and affordability, economic, finance, and workforce conditions important to policymakers, educators, and researchers in the West.
Offers an inventory of state-level policies and resources in key policy domains related to student achievement, access, and success in higher education.
Reports on tuition and mandatory fees at public institutions in the West, providing a state-by-state and institution-by-institution review of tuition changes for the current academic year, as well as those from one, five, and 10 years ago.
A meeting of postsecondary leaders to discuss the implications of the Common Core State Standards for higher education in the Western region.