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The Republic of the Marshall Islands joins WICHE

01 Jul 2021

BOULDER, Colo. – Starting July 1, the Republic of the Marshall Islands is joining the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education as part of its Pacific Island membership, which allows more students access to tuition savings, workforce development, and...

2021 Western Academic Leadership Academy

21 Jul 2021

The Western Academic Leadership Academy (Academy), launched in 2015, is a year-long professional development program for academic leaders aspiring to become chief academic officers in the WICHE region’s postsecondary four-year sector. The Academy, sponsored by the  Western Academic Leadership Forum (Forum), seeks to encourage the...

2021 WCET Annual Meeting

02 Nov 2021

Every fall, WCET convenes at the Annual Meeting in a variety of locations across the U.S. The meeting brings together professionals in higher ed and edtech to discuss major topics facing institutions and organizations today.

2021 Fall Commission Meeting

04 Nov 2021

WICHE's governing commission meets twice annually to discuss business of this interstate agency.

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Benchmarks: WICHE Region

The latest edition of WICHE’s Benchmarks highlights the region’s progress in accessing, success in, and financing of higher education. The series of interactive data dashboards include region- and state-level data across key postsecondary indicators in the areas of access, attainment, and affordability.

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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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Transfer Students: Key to Institutional Resilience

Some experts argue that transfer students could play a pivotal role in the survival of colleges today. In a recent virtual forum, hosted by The Chronicle of Higher Education, hear from experts (including Francisco Rodriguez, Co-Chair of our Colleagues for Interstate Passport’s Future Advisory Committee) about challenges transfer students face today, the current obstacles at colleges, and the ways institutions can help attract and retain transfer students simply by better serving their needs, including Interstate Passport.

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