Why Study Out-of-State?

Q. Why should I consider attending college out-of-state?
A. There are many significant reasons to consider going out-of-state for college!

  • Many of the western states participate in the Western Undergraduate Exchange or W.U.E., where qualifying students from California can study in another participating public college or university for 150% of in-state tuition. A great example is Northern Arizona University, which charges approximately $18,000 ($12,000 X 1.5) in tuition for those coming from one of the W.U.E. states. Visit the WUE page HERE or www.wiche.edu/wue for more information
  • Many out-of-state colleges and universities have excess capacity and will guarantee that students are able to finish a Bachelors degree in four years
  • Some universities freeze tuition rates for undergraduates for the full four years of attendance

Q. What about International Universities? What is the advantage?
A.  Students enjoy a unique educational experience.

  • Many of the universities in the United Kingdom have three-year Bachelor of Arts or Sciences programs that include an on-the-job internship
  • Students have the opportunity to experience life in another country and culture, which is quite different from their own
  • Most degrees are accepted globally

Q. Why attend an out-of-state or international college fair?
A. Students and families tend to be familiar with many of the local colleges and universities. An out-of-state college fair allows students to discover and investigate a whole new set of options. In many cases, families will find that going out-of-state will actually save them money in the long run, give their student greater access to competitive majors, and increase the chances of graduating ON TIME in four years.

WUE
Many of the western states participate in the Western Undergraduate Exchange or W.U.E., where qualifying students from California can study in another participating public college or university for 150% of in-state tuition. A great example is Northern Arizona University, which charges approximately $12,000 ($8000 X 1.5) in tuition for those coming from one of the W.U.E. states. Visit www.wiche.edu/wuefor more information.
WUE (pronounced “woo-wee”) is the Western Undergraduate Exchange, and it is coordinated by WICHE. WUE is a regional tuition-reciprocity agreement that enables students from WICHE states to enroll in some 145 participating two- and four-year public institutions at 150 percent of the enrolling institution’s resident tuition. WUE is the largest program of its kind in the nation, and has been in operation since 1987! WUE is not a short-term exchange—it is meant to be used for a full degree.  Click HERE to learn more on our WUE page.

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