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Key Features

WICHE's State Higher Education Policy Database provides state and national policymakers, education leaders, practitioners, and education consumers with an inventory of state-level policies and resources in key policy issue areas related to student achievement, access, and success in higher education.

The database can be used to monitor, describe, organize, and analyze legislation, regulations, and reports in numerous policy issue areas through the following features:

  • SEARCH STATE POLICIES AND SUMMARIES:
    Locate state statues and higher education board policies through simple and advanced searches. Users can pick a state from the map on the home page to search all polices for that state or do a simple policy issue search for one or all states. An advanced search page allows users to refine searches using specific policy issue subcategories. Short summary paragraphs provide an overview of each policy issue in all 50 states.

  • STATE POLICY SOURCES:
    Links on this page take users directly to state legislative websites and state higher education agency websites.

  • POLICY PUBLICATIONS CLEARHINGHOUSE:
    The Policy Publications Clearinghouse is a database of higher-education related policy reports, studies, surveys, and briefs published by various resource and public policy organizations.