Gain affordable access to higher education. Through enrollment at cooperating campus-based programs, WICHE’s student exchange programs offer a broad range of options for students at the undergraduate, graduate, and professional levels. More than 34,000 students participate in these programs. By enrolling at the participating campuses in the 2013-14 academic year, undergraduate students alone saved $264.7 million dollars in tuition by paying 150% of resident tuition, instead of the full nonresident rate. More recently, WICHE has created some new programs to assist online and nontraditional adult learners.
  • Adult College Completion Network

    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

  • Internet Course Exchange (ICE)

    Enables institutions to meet student, state, and workforce needs cost-effectively by exchanging high quality, Internet-delivered courses and programs.

  • MHECare

    MHECare offers vetted, competitively priced medical benefits to institutions and their students.

  • Non-traditional No More: Policy Solutions for Adult Learners

    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.

  • North American Network of Science Labs Online (NANSLO)

    NANSLO provides a consortium approach to the development and deployment of high-quality, modular, openly licensed courseware integrating learner-centered and immersive web-based labs using software, video and robotics for the study of science courses.

  • Professional Student Exchange Program (PSEP)

    Helps students who want to earn a professional degree in the health professions pay reduced tuition at participating programs in the West. READ STUDENT TESTIMONIALS.

  • Transparency by Design

    Provides adult learners with information to become educated consumers of online higher education.

  • Tuition and Fees in Public Higher Education in the West

    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.

  • Western Regional Graduate Program (WRGP)

    Assists students from WICHE states who want to earn a master’s, doctorate or graduate certificate and save money at participating programs across the West by paying resident tuition.

  • Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE)

    Helps undergraduate students to study out of state in the West for less (150 percent of resident tuition) at more than 150 institutions in the WICHE member states.

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