WICHE curates and provides state and regional data relevant to postsecondary access and success, demographics, higher education finance and affordability, and more.
WICHE’s team works directly with diverse partners to provide meeting facilitation, legislative testimony, capacity-building, and other services.
WICHE is engaged in a broad-based research effort to examine the state of play for recognition of learning, identify policy and practice barriers and exemplars, and develop new evaluations and research to place better information in the hands of policymakers and practitioners.
Every four years for almost 40 years now, WICHE has published Knocking at the College Door, with detailed data and projections more than 15 years forward on high school graduate populations for all 50 states. With detailed data by state, gender, and ethnicity, WICHE’s national research on this topic is often considered, as the Boston Globe has termed it, “the industry gold standard.”
WICHE is convening a Task Force of cross-sector teams from three state partners–Arizona, Utah, and Wyoming–to create action plans for addressing their state’s most pressing disparities in credential attainment and to jointly develop regional recommendations for the West.