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WICHE Welcomes the Republic of Palau into the Pacific Islands Membership

28 Jun 2022

U.S. Department of Interior Grant Renewed to Cover Membership Fees for U.S. Pacific Territories and Freely Associated States BOULDER, Colorado – The Republic of Palau has joined the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE), which will expand student...

Designing Inclusive Classrooms: Recommendations on Where to Start

29 Jun 2022

This webcast is hosted by WCET in partnership with Wiley University Services. As higher ed continues to focus on ways to increase equity within our learning communities, one area in which we find challenges is within the coursework and classrooms...

LibreTexts OER Showcase and ED’s Open Textbook Pilot Grant Program

30 Jun 2022

The Department of Education is currently accepting applications through July 25, 2022, for the Open Textbook Pilot Grant, which supports projects at eligible institutions of higher education to create new open textbooks and expand the use of open textbooks...

Fireside Chat: Educational Innovations that have Transcended the Pandemic

12 Jul 2022

Goldie Blumenstyk, a senior writer with the Chronicle of Higher Education, will lead a fireside chat with members of WCET and WICHE’s Forum and Alliance members in July. Goldie will give a brief presentation on recent innovations in higher...

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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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