WICHE Releases 2016-17 Student Exchange Program Statistics Report

Statistical Report Academic Year 2016-17

This report covers fall 2016 enrollments for WUE, WRGP, and PSEP. It details the funds that flow between students’ home states and the enrolling PSEP institutions that receive them and also provides detailed enrollment for participating WRGP programs and WUE institutions.

2016-17 WICHE Student Exchange Program


WICHE Workplan FY 2017

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. Download WICHE Workplan FY 2017

WICHE’s FY 2016 annual report

A report available at http://www.wiche.edu/pub/wiche-2016-Annual-Report recaps WICHE’s work during fiscal year 2015 to expand access to higher education, foster student success, create and sustain institutional and state collaborations and innovations, and promote sound public policy.

Meet Joe Garcia

photo of WICHE President, Joe GarciaJoe Garcia assumed the presidency of WICHE on June 20 succeeding David Longanecker, who retired after 17 years as the organization’s leader. Garcia left his dual role as Colorado lieutenant governor and executive director of the state’s Department of Higher Education and will be the seventh president of WICHE since its founding 62 years ago.

Before his inauguration as lieutenant governor in 2011 and re-election in 2015, Garcia was president of Colorado State University-Pueblo. During his four-year tenure there, he helped the institution overcome financial difficulties and stagnant enrollment, and enhanced its reputation through aggressive marketing and nontraditional solutions. Previously, he was president of Colorado’s second-largest community college, Pikes Peak Community College, overseeing three campuses serving more than 16,000 students a year. Read more about Joe Garcia

WICHE in the News

  • Colorado Public Radio, Colorado Matters
    by Anthony Cotton | Tuesday, March 14, 2017

    Colorado is one of the most educated states in the nation, ranking high in the percentage of adults who attended college and hold bachelor's degrees. But state funding for higher education isn't what it used to be -- according to the American Council on Education, state support shrank nearly 70 percent between 1980 and 2011. The same study says funding could dry up completely by 2019; so perhaps it's no coincidence that the revenue public colleges and universities here get from tuition has increased every year since 2007.

  • Lancaster Farmer
    by Jeffrey B. Roth, Central Pa. Correspondent | Friday, March 10, 2017

    For many non-farm people, life on the farm may appear as an oasis apart from the stress of living and working in urban and suburban areas.

  • INSIDE HigherEd
    by Paul Fain | Thursday, March 9, 2017

    (Reposted, original publication date: January 9, 2014)

    The Interstate Passport Initiative, which the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) unveiled this week, is a set of mutually agreed-upon learning outcomes for lower division courses in the general education core.

  • INSIDE HigherEd
    by Rick Seltzer | Thursday, March 9, 2017

    (Reposted, original publication date: December 6, 2016 )

    A decade-long stagnation in the number of U.S. high school graduates is setting in, and the number of students receiving diplomas in 2017 is expected to drop significantly.