WICHE Media Mentions

by Lindsay McKenzie | Thursday, August 24, 2017

Russell Poulin, director of policy and analysis at the WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies, said traditional higher education should not ignore the latest move by the federal government to back unaccredited providers.

"Accreditation is slow and innovation is fast," he said. "We’re starting to see political and business pressure to find alternatives."

Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette
by Aziza Musa | Monday, July 31, 2017

The Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education is expecting the state's next largest group of high school graduates in 2024-25, an increase of 9.5 percent. The group has produced high school graduate projections for its member states for decades and has recently started doing state profiles for the nation, said Peace Bransberger, a senior research analyst there.

Wall Street Journal
by Josh Mitchell | Monday, July 24, 2017

U.S. college tuition is growing at the slowest pace in decades, following a nearly 400% rise over the past three decades that fueled middle class anxieties and a surge in student debt.

The number of high-school graduates is projected to remain flat through 2023, according to an analysis by the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education. 

The Washington Post
by Jon Marcus | Thursday, June 29, 2017

There's no upswing likely for several years in the annual output of high school graduates, according to the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education. Growth, when it comes, is likely to be led by students with a different profile than those who fed the college pipeline in generations past. 


Dayton Daily News
by Max Filby | Sunday, June 11, 2017

The number of Ohio high school grads is expected to decline by more than 13,000 by 2032, according to a report released in December by WICHE.  

Chronicle of Higher Education
by Katricia Brown | Monday, May 22, 2017

In terms of its number of high school graduates, says WICHE President Joe Garcia, Missouri is in the middle of a dip that will last at least a few more years.

University Herald
by Anne Collins | Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Online education enrollment has continued to grow according to the new report, Digital Learning Compass: Digital Education Enrollment Report 2017. The overall enrollment in higher education, however, has fallen in the past three years.

INSIDE Higher Ed
by Carl Straumsheim | Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Online enrollment continues to grow as the total number of students in college shrinks. The growth is particularly strong at private nonprofit colleges, report finds.

In fall 2012, the University of Phoenix soared above other distance education providers. At the time, more than 256,000 students took at least one online course there -- nearly 200,000 more than the next institution on the list. Southern New Hampshire University, by the same metric, ranked 50th.

by Pat Donachie | Friday, April 28, 2017

Higher ed professionals worried their schools were not compliant with regulations, and were anxious about enrollment growth and faculty buy-in to online learning, according to focus groups held by the Online Learning Consortium and the WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies.

U.S News
by The Hechinger Report | Thursday, April 27, 2017

NEW ORLEANS — Life is a little hectic for University of New Orleans student Timothy Juhas on this rainy Thursday.

Fresh out of morning classes, Juhas, 31, has stopped at a campus Subway for a sandwich, which he'll wolf down while working at his job supervising playgrounds in nearby Jefferson Parish.