Policy Analysis and Research

Benchmarks: WICHE Region 2013

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Benchmarks: WICHE Region 2013 presents information on the West’s progress in improving access to, success in, and financing of higher education. The information is updated annually to monitor change over time and encourage its use as a tool for informed discussion in policy and education communities.

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Click here for a PDF of all 15 benchmark charts.

 

Click here to download the state-by-state data tables all at once in a zipped file, or click below for individual tables.

 

Figure 1 The Education Pipeline
Figure 2 Undergraduate Enrollment Among 25-49 Year Olds as a Percent of Population
Figure 3 Percentage of Public High School Completers as a Proportion of the Number of 9th Graders Four Years Earlier
American Indian/Alaska Native
Figure 4 Share of Full-Time Undergraduate Enrollment by Race/Ethnicity vs Share of Population by Race/Ethnicity, 2000-02 and 2010-12
Figure 5 Share of Bachelor's Degrees Awarded by Race/Ethnicity vs Share of Population by Race/Ethnicity, 2001-2002 and 2011-12
Figure 6 College Participation and Impoverishment, 2011-12
Figure 7 Average Resident Undergraduate Tuition and Fees at Public Two-Year Institutions
Figure 8 Ratio of Tuition and Fees to Median Household Income, Public Institutions, 2012-13, 2007-08, and 2002-03
Figure 9 Grant Aid per FTE in Public Institutions, 2006-07 to 2010-11
Figure 10 Need-Based Grant Aid Awarded by State Grant Programs per FTE
Figure 11 Percentage of First-Time Full-Time Degree/Certificate-Seeking Students Receiving Federal Grant Aid
Figure 12 WUE Total Savings to Families and/or States
Figure 13 Total State and Local Appropriations to Higher Education per FTE, Public Institutions, FY 2003 to FY 2012 (Adjusted)
Figure 14 Revenues from State and Local Appropriations and Tuition and Fees per FTE, FY 2003 to FY 2012 (Adjusted)
Figure 15 State Tax Revenue Per Capita (Adjusted for Inflation)

 

 

Year published: 
2 013
Month published: 
11
Number of pages: 
16
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Tuition and Fees in Public Higher Education in the West, 2008-2009: Detailed Tuition and Fees Tables

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Tuition and required fees at four-year institutions are reported by institution for four categories of students: resident undergraduate, nonresident undergraduate, resident graduate, and nonresident graduate. Tuition and required fees at two-year institutions are reported for resident in-district and nonresident students. Averages are reported for the region and for each of the 15 WICHE states. Also included are comparisons of tuition and fees by Carnegie Classification based on the 2005 Carnegie Classification of Higher Education Institutions. Tuition is defined as the total dollar amount charged to a full-time student for a full academic year, usually two semesters, three quarters, or two trimesters. Required fees include the institutional fees that a majority of full-time students are required to pay in addition to tuition.

Printed copies available
Number of print copies available: 
Numerous
Year published: 
2 008
Month published: 
11
Print publication number : 
2A346G
Number of pages: 
63
File size: 
1.2 MB

Sustaining a Public Agenda for Higher Education: A Case Study of the North Dakota Higher Education Roundtable

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Based on document analysis and 40 interviews with Roundtable participants and other stakeholders across North Dakota, this report assesses the factors that enabled the North Dakota Higher Education Roundtable vision to be sustained for more than seven years, identifies obstacles encountered during the sustainability process, and provides suggestions to help other states build and eventually sustain their own public agenda.

Printed copies available
Number of print copies available: 
90
Year published: 
2 008
Month published: 
9
Print publication number : 
2A370
Number of pages: 
26
File size: 
279 KB

Beyond Social Justice The Threat of Inequality to Workforce Development in the Western United States

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With support from the Ford Foundation, WICHE focues this report on the states of the West, their ability to educate minorities, and the resulting impact on their workforces and economies.

Printed copies available
Number of print copies available: 
~500
Year published: 
2 008
Month published: 
7
Print publication number : 
2A369
Number of pages: 
32
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741 KB

Tuition and Fees in the West, 2017-18: Trends and Implications

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This issue of WICHE Insights discusses the results of WICHE’s annual survey of tuition and fees in public higher education in the WICHE region, recent trends in state appropriations and fiscal support, and state grant aid programs. Key takeaways from the brief include:

  • Western tuition and fees increases outpaced the national average, averaging 4 percent at public four-year and two-year institutions.
  • Per-student appropriations in the WICHE region increased 1 percent in FY 2017 but remain 6 percent below FY 2008 levels.
  • In the West, aid per-student lagged national averages by 1 percent, though structures and strategies for student-aid distribution varied greatly across the states.
  • Appropriations, tuition, and financial aid must be aligned for states to meet strategic priorities, such as increased attainment and affordability.
Year published: 
2 018
Month published: 
5
Number of pages: 
12
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241 KB

Knocking update: new data about private high school graduates

Knocking update: new data about private high school graduates
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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. WICHE is not issuing new projections of private high school graduates at this time, but herein discusses the newly released data that have been posted to knocking.wiche.edu so that users of the Knocking projections may analyze them alongside the published projections.

Year published: 
2 017
Month published: 
12
Number of pages: 
6
File size: 
1 MB

2017 Higher Education Legislative Activity in the West: What You Need to Know

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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:

  • Energy-dependent Western states saw shrinking budgets; yet other state budgets grew robustly.
  • High on legislative agendas: Student-centric cost and value concerns, with an emphasis on “free-college” programs and credential attainment.
  • Bills related to data and governance were among ways legislators grappled with the productivity and effectiveness of public higher education.

These are among the WICHE Insights embedded in a new report, 2017 Higher Education Legislative Activity in the West: What You Need to Know, a compendium of activity in the 16 states and territories that comprise the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education membership.

Year published: 
2 017
Month published: 
11
Print publication number : 
2A5001C
Number of pages: 
6

Benchmarks: WICHE Region 2017

Benchmarks: WICHE Region 2017
Description: 

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.

Click here to download a PowerPoint of all Charts.

Click here to download all Benchmarks data for all states and the region.

Year published: 
2 017
Month published: 
12

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