Students Save $583 Million through WICHE’s Student Access Programs in Academic Year 2022-23

The Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) has released the latest Student Access Programs: By the Numbers report.

BOULDER, Colo. — The Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) has released the latest Student Access Programs: By the Numbers report, which outlines key data elements about the Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE), the Western Regional Graduate Program (WRGP), and the Professional Student Exchange Program (PSEP) for the 2022-23 academic year.

WUE, WRGP, and PSEP collectively saved students $583 million this academic year. The access programs that policymakers and institutional leaders had the foresight to create 70 years ago continue to bring new students to participating campuses in the West and help states and territories meet the workforce needs of the region, including those in rural areas and in hard-to-staff professional niches.

This report details participation and migration data for each of WICHE’s Student Access Programs and state-by-state summaries that provide convenient reference for an array of stakeholders in each of WICHE’s 16 states and territories, including students and their families, high school counselors and campus advisors, institutional leaders, and policymakers.

Visit to learn more about WICHE’s Student Access Programs.

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Since 1953, the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education has been strengthening higher education, workforce development, and behavioral health throughout the region. By promoting innovation, cooperation, resource sharing, and sound public policy, WICHE strengthens higher education’s contributions to the region’s social, economic, and civic life. WICHE members include Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawai’i, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, and the U.S. Pacific Territories and Freely Associated States. Visit

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