Western Regional Graduate Program (WRGP)

About WRGP

The Western Regional Graduate Program (WRGP) allows master’s, graduate certificate, and Ph.D. students who are residents of the WICHE member states to enroll in more than 400 high-quality programs at 60 public institutions outside of their home state and pay resident tuition. In fall 2017, more than 1,500 students enrolled through WRGP and saved an estimated $24.1 million dollars in tuition.

For a list of WRGP programs, visit our online directory.

For Graduate Students

Check directly with the enrolling university to see which graduate programs are offered at the WRGP tuition rate. Not all programs are eligible. If your program is eligible, apply directly to the university’s graduate studies department and identify yourself as WICHE WRGP applicant. WGRP applicants must meet the WRGP admission requirements and deadlines set by the enrolling university. Contact information for each program currently participating is listed here.

For Graduate Programs Interested in Joining the WRGP Network

Effective for the 2018 academic year and forward, graduate programs no longer need to be distinctive to participate in WRGP.  However, programs wishing to offer the WRGP rate will still require approval to participate by the enrolling institution’s provost, vice president of academic affairs, or graduate dean.

WICHE is reorganizing its administration of the program and we appreciate your patience. We will contact graduate school deans regarding next steps once the reorganization and new database to administer the program is complete.