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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources

WICHE is closely monitoring the outbreak of “SARS-CoV-2,” and the disease it causes, which has been named “coronavirus disease 2019” (abbreviated “COVID-19”). To inform and facilitate your response to a rapidly changing situation, WICHE has compiled the following set of resources, which will be updated as new information becomes available.

Accessible versions of legacy WICHE publications are available upon request. Please submit your request through the WICHE Accessibility Request Form.

WICHE PUBLICATIONS ARCHIVE 2014 and older—WICHE online publications posted prior to 2015; the publication list is top-down, sorted by year, with the most recent at the top.



  • Benchmarks: WICHE Region 2017

    Benchmarks: WICHE Region reflects the most recent data available 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.

    Click here to download a PowerPoint of all Charts

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  • Knocking update: new data about private high school graduates

    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.

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  • WICHE Insights

    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:

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  • 2017 WICHE Annual Report Cover

    This report recaps WICHE's work during fiscal year 2017 (July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017) and includes comprehensive details on WICHE units and projects as well as highlights of our audited financial statements.

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  • WICHE, Six Decades of Partnering in the West cover graphic

    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.

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  • 2017 Tuition and Fees Cover

    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:

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