WICHE is celebrating its 70th anniversary in 2023! Watch this webinar to learn about WICHE’s oldest program, the Professional Student Exchange Program (PSEP), as well as the Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE), and the Western Regional Graduate Program (WRGP). Margo Colalancia, Director of Student Access Programs, and Kate Springsteen, Assistant Director of Student Access Programs, discuss the regional enrollment and savings offered by these programs as reported in this year’s Student Access Programs: By the Numbers report. Peace Bransberger, WICHE Senior Research Analyst, provides analysis on how these data align with national enrollment trends and projections offered by WICHE’s Knocking at the College Door. This webinar is the first in a series where WICHE experts bring you information and insight on important topics on higher education, policy, and more.
Student Access Programs
Helping students save on tuition, transfer more easily, and gain strong credentials
WICHE operates three Student Access Programs that together saved approximately 50,700 students $613 million in AY 2023-24. Each program supports one of three educational niches: undergraduate, graduate, and professional health care studies.
Details that govern each program vary, but–by lowering the cost of tuition–they share a common approach. Students gain from increased choice and savings. Schools gain by optimizing enrollments. And states gain by growing the skills of those they serve and strengthening their workforce. It’s a true “triple-win.”
Student Access Programs: By the Numbers AY 2022-23
“WICHE’s PSEP aid will be of great assistance in helping me achieve my long-time goal of becoming a physician. Thank you for increasing accessibility to professional education for those of us from the islands.”
COMMONWEALTH OF THE NORTHERN MARIANA ISLANDS
UNIVERSITY OF HAWAI’I MANOA
“I was unable to afford out-of-state tuition, especially for a degree program in a field like acting that is difficult to break into. WUE allowed me to pursue my dream career and graduate with very little debt.”
THEATRE ARTS, ACTING
UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN COLORADO
“The WRGP tuition rate allowed me to earn a valuable education without forcing me to go into large amounts of debt. I’m thankful to be able to serve others in the future as a psychologist, and may not have had that opportunity without WRGP.”
UNIVERSITY OF NORTH DAKOTA