Independent Colleges of Washington produces a variety of publications about our mission to expand opportunity and choice for students by promoting the value and vitality of high-quality, academically rigorous independent higher education, and by broadening access through enhanced student aid.
Learn more about Independent Colleges of Washington, our member colleges and their contributions, and our scholarship programs.
Prior Factbooks and Reports
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for access to the reports listed below:
- Economic Impact Report: ICW members may be smaller colleges, but they have a big impact on Washington’s economy.
- The Puget Sound Regional Council Higher Education Working Group analysis of the future employment needs in the region
- Financing Higher Education Today (2005): How 2002 Graduates Paid For and Perceive the Benefits of Their Education. This is a groundbreaking study that analyzes how recent college graduates paid for, experienced, and assess their education.
- Puget Sound Business Journal Editors, “Give a kid a chance: fund aid programs”, November 21, 2014
- Thayne McCulloh and Beck Taylor, The Spokesman Review: “Colleges need support building vital workforce”, April 20, 2014
- John Bassett, Yakima Herald: “Higher education must be more accessible and affordable” April 13, 2014
- Roy Heynderickx, March 25, 2014: “State must find more money for higher education”
- Tom Fitzsimmons, The Seattle Times: “Improving higher education in Washington”, September 23, 2013
- Roy Heynderickx, The Olympian: “Lawmakers must not short-shrift higher ed”, May 28, 2013
- Neal Piliavin, Seattle Times: “Fund more math and science degrees”
- George Bridges, Seattle Times:”Focus funding on the student in higher education”, January 27, 2013
- Violet Boyer, Tacoma News-Tribune: “Private colleges are affordable and diverse”, June 8, 2012
- Ronald Thomas, The Spokesman-Review: “College Is Still Our Best Hope”, June 2, 2012
- George Bridges, The Seattle Times: “Create opportunities for access and success at Washington’s colleges and universities” March 30, 2012
- Deborah B. Cushing, The Seattle Times: “Investing in students is the way to help our economy”
- Loren Anderson and Ronald Thomas, The Tacoma News Tribune: “The one thing the state really can’t afford”, February 22, 2011
- Thayne McCulloh and Bill Robinson, The Spokane Spokesman-Review: “Student Aid funding critical”, February 26, 2010
- Roy F. Heynderickx, The Olympian: “Slashing financial aid imperils higher education and economic growth”, February 07, 2010
- Ronald R. Thomas, Rodolfo Arévalo and Charlie Earl, Seattle Times: Avoid catastrophe: Don’t cut Washington’s higher-education funding any more, December 7, 2009
- Todd Ruberg, Puget Sound Business Journal: ” Higher ed in Washington needs more support,” July 24, 2009
- Rodney Proctor, Puget Sound Business Journal: “Private college: Still a bargain for some”, May 15, 2009
- DeLona Lang Bell, Walla Walla Union Bulletin: “Private colleges help taxpayers, deserve equal student aid funding”, January 26, 2009
- ICW College Presidents, Seattle Times: “Don’t Backslide on Higher Education”, December 1, 2008