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This Web-based Toolkit contains information and tools to implement state of the art suicide prevention practices and overcome the significant hurdles this life-saving work faces in primary care practices. The Toolkit is a collaborative project of the Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC) and the Western Interstate Commission of Higher Education (WICHE), Mental Health Program. Although the tools are designed with the rural practice in mind, most are quite suitable for use in non-rural settings, as well.Pages: 82 ~ Media Type: PDF ~ File Size: 2.23 MB
Download: Suicide Prevention Toolkit for Primary Care Practices
This report covers fall 2017 enrollments for WICHE’s three Student Exchange Programs: WUE, WRGP, and PSEP. This year’s new format provides Student Exchange Program data summaries for each member state.
Detailed WUE and WRGP enrollment information is available here:
- WUE Enrollment by State and Institution (2017-18)
- WRGP Enrollment by State, Institution, and Program (2017-18)
Benchmarks: WICHE Region 2017 presents information on the West’s progress in improving access to, success in, and financing of higher education. The information is updated annually with the most recent data available, to monitor change over time and encourage its use as a tool for informed discussion in policy and education communities.
Please use the following citation if you are reproducing these charts: Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, Benchmarks: WICHE Region 2017.
In the December 2016 edition of Knocking at the College Door, WICHE projected that the U.S. is headed into a period of stagnation in the overall number of high school graduates it produces, and that high school graduates from private religious and nonsectarian schools would decline. New data have become available, and they confirm WICHE’s overall projections, but modify the projections for private high school graduates (who constitute about 9 percent of the total number of high school graduates in the nation). Specifically, declines in the future number of private high school graduates no longer appear imminent through at least 2018.Pages: 6 ~ Media Type: PDF ~ File Size: 1 MB
Download: Knocking update: new data about private high school graduates
Higher education was again fertile ground in 2017 for Western U.S. state legislatures, whose budget and bill dynamics affect students, families and postsecondary institutions across the region.
We dove deep to discern some key trends:Pages: 6 ~ Media Type: PDF ~ File Size:
Download: 2017 Higher Education Legislative Activity in the West: What You Need to Know
The Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) is a 16-member commission working to boost access to higher education for students in the West and, as importantly, to ensure their success. By promoting innovation, cooperation, resource sharing, and sound public policy among its members and their institutions, WICHE strengthens higher education’s contributions to the region’s social, economic, and civic life. Our staff is working to find answers to some of the most critical questions facing higher education today. WICHE is the only organization in the West that focuses exclusively on higher education issues, from finance, innovation, workforce issues, and accountability to access and success.
Each year, WICHE curates tuition and fees data from the 350-plus public colleges and universities in 16 Western U.S. states and territories, then publishes this data to enable comparisons, not only school-by-school but also across states, institutional sectors, and Carnegie classifications. In doing so, WICHE provides the West’s most definitive resource on college tuition and fees. Illuminating key data points that include:Pages: 70 ~ Media Type: PDF ~ File Size: 2.2 MB
Download: Tuition and Fees in Public Higher Education in the West, 2017-18: Detailed Tuition and Fees Tables
This second supplement to WICHE's 9th edition of Knocking at the College Door: Projections of High School Graduates (Dec. 2016) incorporates a new WICHE Insights report Impact and Implications: Projections of Male and Female High School Graduates, detailed projections of male and female high school graduates for the nation, region and the states, and an interactive chart dashboard.Pages: 8 ~ Media Type: PDF ~ File Size:
Download: Impact and Implications: Projections of Male & Female High School Graduates
- WCET’s Z Initiative targets soaring textbook costs
- Digital Inclusion Award honoree brings NASA imprimatur to tribal college
- 20,000-plus Passports awarded in program's first broad-launch year
- 100 visit Salt Lake for WCET Leadership Summit
- New Mexico tribal institution first to join SARA distance-ed initiative
- WICHE Reading Room
- Underserved areas gain from WICHE-backed psychology internships
- WICHE welcomes new commissioner Nick Hacker
- Save these dates!
- WICHE on the road
- Did you know?
WICHE’s 9th edition of Knocking at the College Door: Projections of High School Graduates, released in December 2016, describes substantial demographic changes among U.S. youth for the next 15 years with critical implications for higher education, including:Pages: 8 ~ Media Type: PDF ~ File Size: 1,431 KB
Download: Fewer Students, More Diversity: The Shifting Demographics of High School Graduates
WICHE and its 16 member states and territories work collaboratively to expand educational access and excellence for their citizens. By promoting innovation, cooperation, resource sharing, and sound public policy, WICHE strengthens higher education’s contributions to our social, economic, and civic life.
- Five WICHE Commissioners appointed, two reappointed
- WRGP adds 50 graduate programs
- Reports released on tuition and fees in Western states, distance education enrollment
- Interstate Passport Network announces new members
- College in High School Alliance kicks off
As states and postsecondary institutions confront ongoing concerns about their fiscal health after a brief post-recession respite, colleges and universities across the nation are once again making their recruitment pitches to prospective students. Increasingly, public institutions are aiming these appeals well beyond their home states’ borders, in part because nonresidents (including international students) typically pay significantly more tuition than resident students.~ Media Type: PDF ~ File Size: 345 KB
Download: Nonresident Student Enrollments and Their Growing Role in Paying for Public Higher Education
WICHE's Policy Analysis and Research unit has released a new Policy Insights summarizing our most recent survey of published tuition and fees prices in all public institutions in the West in 2015-16, state budget levels, higher education appropriations, state financial aid programs, college affordability and related college finance topics and news.