Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) Savings and Enrollment

Annual enrollment in WICHE’s Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) has increased more than 32% between 2012-13 and 2022-23. Correspondingly, annual savings to students and/or families increased by nearly 55%.

Notes: Total WUE savings included in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands starting in 2013-14 and included Guam starting in 2016-17 and Federated States of Micronesia and the Republic of the Marshall Islands in 2021-22. Savings adjusted to 2022 dollars using the Consumer Price Index.
Source: Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, Student Access Programs: By the Numbers .

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Western Undergraduate Exchange

The Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) is an agreement among WICHE 16 member states and territories, through which 160+ participating public colleges and universities provide steep nonresident tuition savings for Western students.

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