According to the HEC Board, UW and WSU together have requested enrollment increases that would yield an additional 2,000 degrees in high-demand fields by 2018. Their budgets, described in a story on the HEC Board’s website, were presented to the HEC Board at its July meeting.
This is great, as it contributes to Prosperity’s goal of 10,000 new degrees by 2020. Added to the new degrees funded in the last biennium, we are approaching 5,000 new degrees annually since 2005.
Also, if you haven’t seen the HEC Board’s Strategic Master Plan, it’s worth a look…and even more ambitious than we have been.