Policy Analysis and Research

Benchmarks: WICHE Region 2012

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Tuition and Fees in the West 2013-14

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WICHE's Policy Analysis and Research unit has released a new Policy Insight covering our most recent survey of published tuition and fees prices in all public institutions in the West in 2013-14. The report summarizes those findings and discusses state budget levels, higher education appropriations, state financial aid programs and related state finance policy innovations.

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States in the Driver’s Seat: Leveraging State Aid to Align Policies and Promote Access, Success, and Affordability

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Prescott, Brian
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Boulder, CO — A comprehensive framework for redesigning state financial aid programs has been proposed in a concept paper from the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE). The report, which was one among many commissioned by Lumina Foundation to consider comprehensive financial aid reform, makes a series of proposals to align governmental and institutional policies and leverage financial resources to promote the greatest possible access, affordability, and eventual success in attaining higher education.

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2 014
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4
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2A391
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40
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Constructive Innovation: Recapping 2013 Higher Education Legislative Activity in the West

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After years of tight state budgets, cuts to postsecondary institutions, and rising costs for students, there was good news for higher education in the West in 2013. Increased state revenues allowed some -- though certainly not all -- states to appropriate more money to colleges and universities and look for ways to offer more financial aid and avoid steep tuition increases. By no means are the hard times over, but as long as state legislatures in the West continue to develop innovative approaches to the design and delivery of higher education, access, quality, and success can continue to improve for all students in the region. This Policy Insights brief summarizes key themes from the 2013 legislative sessions and highlights some emerging issues to watch in the West.

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2 013
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11
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2A383
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6
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Tuition and Fees in Public Higher Education in the West, 2013-14: Detailed Tuition and Fees Tables

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This report is the latest update of WICHE's annual report on tuition and mandatory fees at public institutions in the West, including a state-by-state and institution-by-institution historical review of tuition changes from year to year, as well as those from one, five, and ten years ago. Beginning with 2010-11 and continuing this year, this report presents published tuition and fees amounts as averages both unweighted and weighted by full-time equivalent enrollments. Unlike unweighted averages, which treat each institution equally no matter how big or small it is, enrollment-weighted averages provide a truer estimate of the published price a typical student faces based on enrollment patterns. Appendix E provides more information regarding enrollment weighting. In addition to the full report, all tuition and fee data tables are available to download in Excel format below.

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Table 1 Average Undergraduate Tuition and Fees at Public Institutions in the WICHE Region, 2013-14, 2012-13, 2008-09 and 2003-04
Table 2 Average Undergraduate Tuition and Fees in Constant (2013) Dollars at Public Institutions in the WICHE Region, 2013-14, 2012-13, 2008-09 and 2003-04
Table 3 Resident and Non-Resident Undergraduate Tuition and Fees at Public Four-Year Institutions in the WICHE Region: State Averages, 2013-14, 2012-13, 2008-09 and 2003-04
Table 4 Resident and Non-Resident Undergraduate Tuition and Fees at Public Four-Year Institutions in the WICHE Region, 2013-14, 2012-13, 2008-09 and 2003-04
Table 5 Resident and Non-Resident Graduate Tuition and Fees at Public Four-Year Institutions in the WICHE Region: State Averages, 2013-14, 2012-13, 2008-09 and 2003-04
Table 6 Resident and Non-Resident Graduate Tuition and Fees at Public Four-Year Institutions in the WICHE Region, 2013-14, 2012-13, 2008-09 and 2003-04
Table 7 Resident In-District/County and Non-Resident Tuition and Fees at Public Two-Year Institutions in the WICHE Region: State Averages, 2013-14, 2012-13, 2008-09 and 2003-04
Table 8 Resident In-District/County and Non-Resident Tuition and Fees at Public Two-Year Institutions in the WICHE Region, 2013-14, 2012-13, 2008-09 and 2003-04
Table 9 Resident Undergraduate Tuition and Fees at Public Four-Year Institutions in the WICHE Region by Carnegie Classification, 2013-14, 2012-13, 2008-09 and 2003-04
Table 10 Non-Resident Undergraduate Tuition and Fees at Public Four-Year Institutions in the WICHE Region by Carnegie Classification, 2013-14, 2012-13, 2008-09 and 2003-04
Table 11 Resident Graduate Tuition and Fees at Public Four-Year Institutions in the WICHE Region by Carnegie Classification, 2013-14, 2012-13, 2008-09 and 2003-04
Table 12 Non-Resident Graduate Tuition and Fees at Public Four-Year Institutions in the WICHE Region by Carnegie Classification, 2013-14, 2012-13, 2008-09 and 2003-04
Appendix G Mandatory Fees at Public Two-Year Institutions in the WICHE Region
Appendix H Mandatory Fees at Public Four-Year Institutions in the WICHE Region
Appendix I Undergraduate FTE Four-Year Institutions in the WICHE Region
Appendix J Graduate FTE Four-Year Institutions in the WICHE Region
Appendix K Undergraduate FTE Two-Year Institutions in the WICHE Region

 

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Sarah Ohle Leibrandt

Project Coordinator

Policy Analysis and Research
Telephone: 
303.541.0221

Sarah Ohle Leibrandt is the project coordinator for the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education’s multistate longitudinal data exchange (MLDE).  MLDE brings together states to exchange individual-level education and workforce data to better answer policy questions about human capital development and its mobility.  As WICHE expands the MLDE to additional states, Sarah assists potential and participating states in all aspects of the project.  Prior to joining WICHE, she conducted data analyses that informed the Colorado Department of Education’s High School Graduation Guidelines, coordinated data reporting for three TAA grants at Red Rocks Community College, and taught English in Madrid, Spain.  Sarah is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in education policy at the University of Colorado Boulder.  Her dissertation investigates the ways in which low-resource high schools might enact state-mandated college and career readiness policies by partnering with postsecondary institutions.  A graduate from Wellesley College, Sarah previously interned for WICHE in 2012 and is a proud Colorado native.

After the Funding Is Through: CACG Program Sustainability

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Entering a phase of significant uncertainty regarding future funding, College Access Challenge Grant programs must implement strategies to ensure the sustainability of their effective programs. This brief discusses four potential strategies that state programs can employ to increase the likelihood that their programs--which focus on increasing the number of low-income students who are prepared to enter and succeed in postsecondary education--will continue should funding end as expected in 2015 or possibly sooner.

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2 013
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4
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2A384
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4
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Demography as Destiny

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This policy brief summarizes the main findings from WICHE's eighth edition of Knocking at the College Door: Projections of High School Graduates publication. The brief places changes in the size and racial/ethnic composition of our nation's graduating classes in the context of the college completion agenda and the need for greater educational attainment. It also addresses how these demographic shifts, coupled with fiscal stress, are impacting the practice of enrollment management. It concludes by offering reflections on how policymakers and institutional leaders can respond to these challenges with policies and practices that align with society's rising needs and expectations for higher education.

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2 013
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4
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2A385
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8
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Policy Exchanges: Strategies for Success: Promising Ideas in Adult College Completion

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This publication is the first of a series focusing on promising new ideas and innovative practices developed through the Adult College Completion Network. The brief addresses five topics of importance to those working to improve adult college completion.

• Data availability particular to the returning adult population

• Partnerships between employers and higher education institutions

• Communications and marketing campaigns to reach and reengage adults with prior college credit

• Transfer credits

• Prior learning assessment

 

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2 012
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8
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2A381
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Going the Distance in Adult College Completion: Lessons from the 'Non-traditional No More' Project

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From 2008 to 2011, WICHE worked with six states (Arkansas, Colorado, Nevada, New Jersey, North Dakota, and South Dakota) to improve policies and practices to increase adult degree completion as a way to raise overall state educational attainment levels. With funding from Lumina Foundation, the project, known as Nontraditional No More: Policy Solutions for Adult Learners, identified and eliminated barriers that keep adults with prior college credit from returning to postsecondary education and completing their degrees. By bringing together state and institutional leaders, the project pursued two main objectives: identifying “ready adults,” or those who earned a significant number of prior college credits before leaving postsecondary education without earning a credential; and building a pathway to postsecondary success.

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2 012
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6
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2A379
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