WICHE Media Mentions

by Carl Straumsheim | Friday, February 17, 2017

The myth that online education courses cost less to produce and therefore save students money on tuition doesn’t hold up to scrutiny, a survey of distance education providers found.

The survey, conducted by the WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies (WCET), found that most colleges charge students the same or more to study online. And when additional fees are included, more than half of distance education students pay more than do those in brick-and-mortar classrooms.

KRWG Performance Today
by NEWS EDITOR AND PARTNERS | Friday, February 3, 2017

New Mexico State University College of Engineering Associate Dean for Outreach Patricia A. Sullivan was elected chair of the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education during the commission’s semi-annual meeting held in Westminster, Colorado, in the fall.

The Chronicle of Higher Education
by Goldie Blumenstyk | Thursday, January 19, 2017

The Education Department on Thursday clarified a key piece of a new distance-education regulation, making it clearer that the reciprocity agreement known as SARA, under which more than 1,300 colleges have already been approved to offer online courses across state lines, would satisfy the new regulation.

by Caroline Torie | Sunday, January 8, 2017

SOUTH BEND — Students across the country are submitting their college applications and admissions departments are trying to get the best kids for their school. The college recruiting process has been through some changes over the last couple years. Schools have had to adjust to shifting realities to remain relevant to the changing student population. The Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education has been studying high school graduation trends for decades.

Campus Technology
by Michael Hart | Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Five higher education institutions have received this year's WOW Awards from the WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies (WCET).

University of Hawai'i News
by University of Hawai'i | Thursday, September 8, 2016

Inside Higher Ed
by Paul Fain | Tuesday, July 5, 2016

New interstate network seeks to help students transfer across state lines without losing credits, but also defers to faculty members at each college about how

US News University Directory
by Sherri Lonon | Tuesday, June 28, 2016

A new report details the increasing popularity of online learning, with almost 6 million students taking courses online

As overall enrollment in higher educational programs has dipped over the past few years, one segment of higher learning has experienced strong growth. Online education is now an alternative embraced by one in four college students at least on a part-time basis.

by Michael G. Rush | Monday, June 20, 2016

Thank you to the Argus Leader for focusing attention on the need for higher education in South Dakota. This is a vital policy discussion for our state. The Board of Regents jump started that dialogue by setting a goal that 65 percent of young South Dakotans have a post-secondary credential by the year 2025. This goal was subsequently adopted by the state’s Workforce Development Council and supported by the S.D. Department of Education. It is important to note that the credentials included in this 65 percent goal represent the full range of post-secondary options: traditional four-year college degrees as well as two-year associate degrees, certificates and apprenticeships.