Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE)
The Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) is a regional organization formed to administer the Western Regional Education Compact, adopted in the 1950's by legislative action in 15 western states. The compact's participant states cooperatively agree to improve access to higher education for students in the western region through student exchange programs of study.
The 15 participant states are Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington and Wyoming. Each state appoints three commssioners to represent its interest in WICHE. For information on Hawaii's commisioners, click on the link below.
The student exchange programs include the Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) Program, the Western Regional Graduate Program (WRGP), and the Professional Student Exchange Program (PSEP). Hawaii residents gain access to identified programs of study at participating WICHE colleges and universties at a reduced tuition rate.
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