Programs and Services

  • Provides a repository of useful processes and tools to assist academic leaders in their decision making role.

  • Frequently Asked Questions About the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education

  • WICHE is responsible for coordinating three face-to-face workshops and eight professional development webinars for career coaches the first three years of this U.S. Department of Labor TAACCCT grant.  Topics are focused on best practice in providing career coaching services to students and other topics identified by career coaches as important in building their knowledge and skills.

  • MHECare – offers vetted, competitively priced student health insurance plans to institutions and their students.

  • The Internet is a crucial part of higher education today. Students, faculty, and staff must have access to institutional web content for many essential activities such as registering, applying for financial aid completing assignments, employment, testing, and delivering or augmenting courses. However, if websites that provide necessary information are not accessible, those with disabilities may not be able to independently complete their daily tasks or compete with their peers in academia and beyond.

  • WICHE ICE enables students, through their home institutions, to seamlessly access high quality online courses and programs offered by other four-year and two-year ICE member institutions.

  • Institution Administrators or faculty from an institution access the NANSLO Network Scheduling System (NNSS) by going to http://scheduler.nansl

  • NANSLO is an international consortium enabling access to high-quality, modular, openly licensed courseware, integrating immersive web-based labs with software, video and robotics for the study of science courses.

  • WICHE's Professional Student Exchange Program enables students in 10 western states to enroll in selected out-of-state professional programs usually because those fields of study are not available at public institutions in their home states.

  • Interstate Passport Initiative – A new framework for block transfer of lower-division general education based on learning outcomes and transfer-level proficiency criteria, with the goals of improving graduate rates, shortening time to degree, and saving students money.

  • Provides the West’s top academic leadership at four-year institutions and related system and state agencies with a forum for sharing information and expertise and collaborating on regional initiatives.

  • Provides chief academic leaders of two-year institutions and related system and state agencies with the opportunity to share resources and expertise as they collaboratively address issues of common concern which are beyond the scope of a single institution or state.

  • The Western Regional Graduate Program (WRGP) allows master’s, graduate certificate, and Ph.D. students who are residents of the WICHE member states to enroll in some 320 high-quality programs at 56 participating institutions outside of their home state and pay resident tuition.

  • Students who are residents of WICHE states are eligible to request a reduced tuition rate of 150% of resident tuition at participating two- and four-year college programs outside of their home state.

  • WICHE NewsCap – an electronic digest reporting on WICHE initiatives and events

  • W-SARA – The WICHE State Authorization Agreement, and those of the other three regional higher education compacts, make distance education courses more accessible to students across state lines and make it easier for states to regulate and institutions to participate in interstate distance education.