The Western Interstate Commission on Higher Education (WICHE) facilitates resource sharing among the higher education systems of the West. WICHE has responded to trends in discussion among higher education leaders about out-of-state enrollments with an analysis of their 12-member state migration trends. Specifically, it has produced new dashboards with data about private college vs. public university out-of-state freshman enrollments.
The dashboard for Oregon is available here. This WICHE report inspires the review of the top states from which out-of-state freshman are coming, compared to those states’ outward migration statistics. For example, 7% of Oregon’s out-of-state freshmen are from Hawaii and 36% (8,339) of Hawaii residents who were first-time freshman in Fall 2016 enrolled in another state; Oregon received 17% of those students, second only to California.
These new state dashboards are based on data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) fall enrollment surveys and are a new supplement to WICHE’s longstanding Residence and Migration of First-Time Freshmen Fact Book, which provides a state-by-state grid of freshmen migration for all U.S. states for the most recent available Fall semester and the data underlying these analyses.