Notes: Total Grant Aid Awarded reflects the total aid dollars awarded to first-time, full-time undergraduates in 2016-17. Average aid and share of undergraduates receiving aid are for first-time, full-time undergraduates only. Data not available in all years for all states or territories.
Source: National Center for Education Statistics, Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), Student Financial Aid, 2006-2016.
Research Analyst, Policy Analysis and Research
Colleen Falkenstern serves as a research analyst in WICHE’s Policy Analysis and Research unit. In her role, she supports the development of WICHE’s annual data resources—Regional Fact Book for Higher Education in the West, Benchmarks (of access and success), and Tuition and Fees in Public Higher Education in the West. She also provides analytical support for WICHE’s quadrennial projections of high school graduates, Knocking at the College Door. She received a bachelor’s degree in marketing and management from the University of South Carolina—Columbia and a master’s degree in higher education from the University of Denver.