What's Happening at WICHE

Academic Program Management and Campus Finance

26 May 2022

A virtual meeting focused on how Academic Affairs and Finance work together to support and manage academic programs, including program prioritization processes, budgeting for program growth, funding program startups, and program management/closures. Our speaker is Bronté Burleigh-Jones, Chief Financial...

Cybersecurity Part 2: Postsecondary Cyber Risks Associated with 3rd Parties Due to a Ransomware Incident

08 Jun 2022

SAN & WCET present a two-part webinar series. In part two, Dave Sonheim, Chief of Cybersecurity, Region VII, CISA, Department of Homeland Security will address the management of cyber risks associated with 3rd party vendors due to a ransomware...

Innovations and Challenges: Colorado and Beyond

16 Jun 2022

Hosted by WCET in collaboration with the Western Academic Leadership Forum and Western Alliance of Community College Academic Leaders. Community colleges across the nation are experiencing similar challenges: decreased enrollments, state funding challenges, and streamlining pathways for degree attainment and transfer....

WCET 34th Annual Meeting

19 Oct 2022

The WCET Annual Meeting brings together higher education professionals to share advances in digital learning practices and to explore emerging policy challenges facing institutions and organizations today. The preliminary program is available and registration is now open.

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WICHE Insights | Tuition and Fees, Appropriations, and Financial Aid in the West, 2021-22: Trends and Implications

This report discusses the most recent results of WICHE’s annual survey, Tuition and Fees in the West, as well as trends in state appropriations and state financial aid.

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Student Access Programs: By the Numbers 2021-22

This report outlines key data elements related to WUE, WRGP, and PSEP for the 2021-22 academic year and is a core resource for policymakers, institutional leaders, counselors and other stakeholders across the region.

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Interstate Passport Annual Report 2020-21

This report provides an update on the program’s accomplishments during its fifth year of implementation.

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2021 WICHE Annual Report

This report recaps WICHE’s work during fiscal year 2021 (July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021) and includes comprehensive details on WICHE units and projects as well as highlights of our audited financial statements.

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Policy Analysis and Research

The Increasing Nuance in the Racial and Ethnic Identity of U.S. West Youth Populations, 2010-2020

Census 2020 data confirm WICHE’s Knocking at the College Door projections that fewer children are entering and will exit the K-12 pipeline. This analysis focuses on youth diversification in the Western U.S. states over the last decade, as the youth of today will be postsecondary students in the years to come. State variation can be explored through interactive charts or downloadable data.

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WICHE's Impact Throughout the West

Since 1953, WICHE has been strengthening higher education, workforce development, and behavioral health throughout the region. As an interstate compact, WICHE partners with states, territories, and postsecondary institutions to share knowledge, create resources, and develop innovative solutions that address some of our society’s most pressing needs. Select a WICHE state or territory on the map to explore individual highlights of our long-standing partnerships.

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