WICHE Media Mentions
ALAMOSA — Adams State University becomes the first institution in Colorado to join the Interstate Passport Network (IPN), a nationwide network of two- and four-year colleges and universities that allows students to transfer lower division general education credits as a block to any IPN member institution.
More than 200 institutions seeking support on active learning initiatives will have help over the next four years from Every Learning Everywhere, a network of 12 digital learning organizations--of which WICHE is the central organizing intermediary--with $13.5 million in funding provided by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
In North Dakota specifically, 500 residents saved $2.7 million on out-of-state tuition through WICHE's three Student Access Programs: the Western Undergraduate Exchange, the Western Regional Graduate Program, and the Professional Student Exchange Program. "WICHE's tuition-savings programs broaden the affordable higher education options for our residents — helping them graduate with less debt and ultimately strengthening our workforce," said N.D. State Sen. Ray Holmberg, chairman of the WICHE commission. "These programs also help our colleges and universities draw students from other western states, which fills revenue-producing seats, diversifies their campuses and bolsters bottom lines for institutions and communities."