Reports and Publications

Below are reports produced by the Washington Student Achievement Council since its inception on July 1, 2012. Reports and publications produced by its predecessor agency, the Higher Education Coordinating Board (HECB), can be found in our archives.
 

Financial Aid & Affordability

Financial Aid & Affordability:

Access, Affordability, Achievement: Annual Report on State Financial Aid Programs (2012
Aerospace Training Student Loan Program Report (2016) (2015) (2014) (2013) (2012)
Affordability Framework (2016)
College Bound Scholarship (2017)
Guaranteed Education Tuition (GET) SB  5954 Legislative Report (2016)
Higher Education Loan Program Report (2012)
Passport to College Promise: Program Update (2017)
State Need Grant Legislative Report (2014
State Need Grant Policy Review (2012)
State Need Grant Survey: Final Report (2014)
State Need Grant Less-Than-Half-Time Pilot Project Report (2013)
Student Financial Aid and Access Programs Annual Report: 2011-12 and 2012-13 (2013)
Student Teaching Grant (2017)
 

Policy & Research

Report Highlight
Wiche Report Cover2017 Washington State Regional Educational Needs Assessment

This report explores the distinct educational needs of Washington’s various geographic regions, highlighting each region’s demographic, economic, workforce, and education needs and trends. The regional analysis, based on the state’s nine educational service districts, also includes a review of focus group discussions, stakeholder interviews, employer surveys, and regional education and economic profiles.

 

 

 

Diversity & Equity

College Bound Scholarship Postsecondary Enrollment (2017)
Access and Diversity in the Running Start Program (2014)
Collaborative Efforts to Improve Access to Postsecondary Education for Students with Disabilities (2013)
Educational Attainment for All: Diversity and Equity in Washington State Higher Education (2013)

Dual Credit

Dual Credit Report (2016)
Advanced Placement and College Credit: Policy Brief (2014)
Credit-by-Exam Acceptance Policies (2014)

Prior Learning Assessment

Prior Learning Assessment: Workgroup Progress Report (2016) (2015) (2013) (2012)

System Design & Funding

A Skilled and Educated Workforce (2015) (2013)
Enrollment Report (2015) (2014)
Regional Educational Needs Assessment (2017)
Situation Assessment of the Regulation of For-Profit and Private Vocational Schools in Washington (2016)
Southeast King County Higher Education Needs Assessment and Operating Plan Report (2016)
For-Profit Degree-Granting Institutions and Private Vocational Schools In Washington - Phase II Report (2017)

Transfer

Transfer Report: A Review of Improvement in Transfer (2017) (2015) (2013) (2011)

Tuition & Fees

National Tuition and Fee Report (2014) (2013)

Other

GED Test Changes and Attainment (2016)
College Readiness (2016)
Reciprocity Report (2015)
Key Facts About Higher Education in Washington (2012)

Roadmap & Strategic Planning

Strategic Action Plans

Strategic Action Plan (2016) (2014) (2012)

Roadmap Updates and Supporting Briefs

Roadmap Progress Report (2015)
Postsecondary Success Issue Brief
Some College, No Degree: A look at those who left early

Roadmap Report

Roadmap Report (2013)
Accountable Funding - Issue Brief
Affordability - Issue Brief & Policy Options
Capturing the Potential of Technology - Issue Brief & Policy Options
Demand and Capacity - Issue Brief & Policy Options
Early Learning - Issue Brief  & Policy Options
High School to Postsecondary Alignment - Issue Brief & Policy Options
Outreach and Support - Issue Brief & Policy Options
Remedial Education - Issue Brief & Policy Options
Skills and Knowledge - Issue Brief & Policy Options