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.
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Key Facts about Washington's Independent Colleges
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Learn more about Independent Colleges of Washington, our member colleges and their contributions, and our scholarship programs
Download 2012-13 Factbook
- 2011-12 Factbook
- 2010-11 Factbook
- 2009-10 Factbook
- 2008-09 Annual Report
- 2007 Report to the Governor and Legislature
Newsletter - The Independent Leader
- 2012-13 Scholarship Newsletter: Donor and Student Profiles, U.S. Bank, Congrats to '13
- Winter/Valentines E-Newsletter: Profiles College Bound scholars and Matched College Savings Program recipients, "Why Liberal Arts", new scholarships, and Ethics Bowl
Fall 2012 Newsletter: Student profile, new campus resources
and welcome to board members
Scholarship Newsletter: Donor and
Student Profiles, Financial Aid, Congratulations to Class of
- April 2012 E-Newsletter: STEM and Student Profiles, State Budget, McNaughton Award, STEM Scholarships.
- February 2012 E-Newsletter: Things We Love, Campus Collaborations, Donors Giving to Student Scholarships
- December 2011 E-Newsletter: Transfer Opportunities, Next Step Scholarship, Veterans on campus
- Fall 2011 Newsletter: ICW by the numbers, profile of Sergio Jara Arroyos, campus and board updates
- 2011 Scholarship Newsletter: Read about ICW scholarships and recipients
- Spring 2011 Newsletter: Olympia and D.C. Updates, Letter from Evan Rydinski, Scholarship Selection, Campus Events
- Winter 2011 Newsletter: Legislative Update, Student Aid All-Stars, Matching Grant for MCSP, Profile of Jonathan Sprouffske
- December E-Newsletter: Collaboration with K-12, Students from Heritage, ICW Matched College Savings Program, Holiday Events
- October 2010 Print Newsletter: State Need Grant cuts, scholarship luncheon, Stan W. McNaughton, ICW board.
- June 2010 E-Newsletter: Congrats to grads, Scholarships, notes from the capital, farewell and welcome to board members, new website, outreach to future students.
- April 2010 E-Newsletter: Olympia to Zambia - Students are Engaged, notes from the capital, students visit Olympia, In-kind giving, service scholarship, and the WA College Access Network.
- February 2010 E-Newsletter: Notes from the capital, Student All-Star cards, Sister Kathleen Ross receives Paley Award, ICW scholarships
- Scholarships 2009-10: Meet students receiving ICW scholarships, and the donors who have helped invest in Washington
- November 2009 E-Newsletter: Veterans, fall enrollment, student videos, transfer student and hispanic outreach, Governor's service month
- Fall 2009: Legislative update, PLU's Project Access, UPMIFA, Nadine Singer
- Winter 2009: An important message from ICW's presidents
- December 2008: Our 2008 scholarship recipients
- September 2008: ICW Campuses Stepping Up Efforts in Sustainability
- May 2008: Independent College Alums Demonstrate Ingenuity and Leadership
- April 2008: Students at Independent Colleges: A Force for Global Change
- January 2008: High Demand Programs Expanding at Independent Colleges
Most of the publications listed here are available in hard copy. Contact us to request paper copies of these items.back to top
- ICW's report to the Governor and Legislature (2007-2009): Independent colleges and universities are not only vehicles of tradition, but centers of learning that reflect the diversity and needs of American life. This booklet tells the statistical story of what ICW member colleges bring to the table for Washington higher education.
- Economic Impact Report 2011-12: ICW members may be smaller colleges, but they have a big impact on Washington's economy.
- Washington Learns: the Governor's task force on reforming pre-K through higher education.
- Mortgaging our Future by the Advisory Committee on Student Financial Aid highlighting the critical role of financial aid to the education of our citizenry.
- A Test of Leadership by the US Department of Education Secretary's Commission on the Future of Higher Education report, recommends changes to higher education.
- The Puget Sound Regional Council Higher Education Working Group analysis of the future employment needs in the region: Proposal, Proposal Slideshow, White paper: "Educating Washington Citizens for High Demand Jobs"
- The National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities State Executives (NAICUSE) recommendations on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) programs: Supporting a National Competitiveness Agenda
- Rising Above the Gathering Storm: Energizing and Employing America for a Brighter Economic Future, a report from the National Academies of Sciences et. al. identifying the need for increased focus on STEM disciplines.
- 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.
- 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, 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
Awards and Recognition
- Stanley O. McNaughton Leadership Award
- Proclamation of Independent Colleges of Washington Service Month, October 2009
- Proclamation of Independent Colleges of Washington Week