Western Regional Graduate Program (WRGP)

About WRGP

The Western Regional Graduate Program (WRGP) allows master’s, graduate certificate, and doctoral 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, 1,500+ students enrolled through WRGP and saved $24.1 million dollars in tuition.


For Graduate Students

Visit the WRGP Savings Finder for a list of partner institutions and eligible programs. Not all programs are offered at the WRGP tuition rate. 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. 

For Graduate Programs Interested in Joining the WRGP Network

Graduate programs no longer need to be distinctive to participate in WRGP. However, programs that wish to offer the WRGP rate 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. Our new administrative database is ready. Participating graduate school deans in the WICHE region have been contacted to update their university's profile and programs eligible to be offered at the WRGP rate. Please coordinate with your university's graduate school regarding its internal approval process for new WRGP programs.