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Palica, Mike – Utah System of Higher Education, 2022
A typical bachelor's degree within the Utah System of Higher Education (USHE) requires 120 credit hours while a typical associate degree requires 60. If a student enrolls in 15 credit hours per semester, it would take them a total of eight semesters to complete 120 credit hours for a bachelor's degree and four semesters to complete 60 credit hours…
Descriptors: College Credits, Graduation, Bachelors Degrees, Associate Degrees
Barrus, Zachary; Campbell, Brett; Stanger, Kenadie – Utah System of Higher Education, 2022
As the COVID-19 pandemic spread to Utah in March 2020, the state's public colleges and universities took steps to mitigate the risk of infection to students and faculty/staff. Utah's degree-granting institutions shifted in-person coursework online in March 2020 for the remainder of the spring 2020 term, with the goal to protect students' health…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Electronic Learning, Technical Education
Hoover, Calla – Utah System of Higher Education, 2022
Federal financial aid was established under the Higher Education Act of 1965. Since then, changes to the act have increased funding and expanded eligibility for students accessing federal financial aid. While the distribution of federal financial aid has expanded over the last 60 years, untapped financial resources remain every year because…
Descriptors: Federal Aid, Student Financial Aid, Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation
Hill, Connor – Utah System of Higher Education, 2022
This report analyzes the descriptive outcomes for students with disabilities (SWDs) from schools overseen by the Utah State Board of Education (USBE) who enrolled in postsecondary institutions. Data provided by USBE, the Utah System of Higher Education (USHE), and the Department of Workforce Services (DWS) allowed for the examination of metrics…
Descriptors: Students with Disabilities, Outcomes of Education, College Bound Students, College Attendance
Francis, Malin – Utah System of Higher Education, 2021
In March 2018, the Utah System of Higher Education (USHE) Board of Higher Education adopted Board Policy R751, "Institutional Facilities Space Utilization" to provide systemwide standards for the utilization of classrooms and teaching laboratories, as well as an annual reporting requirement. The policy encourages the optimization of…
Descriptors: Space Utilization, School Space, State Universities, Community Colleges
Campbell, Brett – Utah System of Higher Education, 2021
Adult learners currently make up between 25% and 40% of all college-attending students, including military veterans, single mothers, and underemployed workers. Many of these students identify as African American or Latinx, and almost two-thirds (62.5%) attend college part-time. Historically, adult learners have been identified as any…
Descriptors: Adult Students, College Students, Postsecondary Education, Enrollment
Mayne, Carrie – Utah System of Higher Education, 2020
During the 2018-19 academic year, over 178,000 students walked the eight Utah System of Higher Education (USHE) campuses. Of those students, approximately 9.3% came directly from Utah's high school graduating class of 2018. The transition from high school to postsecondary learning is a major step in an individual's life. Leaders on both ends of…
Descriptors: High School Students, Student Adjustment, College Students, Enrollment
Gilmore, Jessica; Ziebarth, Kim – Utah System of Higher Education, 2020
The Utah Legislature recently passed legislation, which merged the Utah System of Technical Colleges with what was the Utah System of Higher Education. The new Utah System of Higher Education includes eight technical colleges, two community colleges, four regional universities, and two research universities. These sixteen institutions are…
Descriptors: Technical Education, Vocational Education, Higher Education, Academic Education
Martinez, Laís; Mayne, Carrie – Utah System of Higher Education, 2020
Last year, the Utah System of Higher Education (USHE) published an issue brief on Utah's Opportunity Gap. The 2019 report focused on the long-range impacts of shifting demographics within Utah's population on enrollments and completions within USHE. What the report failed to do is address the responsibility of the System to evaluate the ways in…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Higher Education, Educational Attainment, Minority Group Students
Barrus, Zachary – Utah System of Higher Education, 2020
Utah's public technical colleges offer vocational certificate programs at a low cost to students, as required by statute. Certificates are accredited by the Council on Occupational Education and provide students with competencies necessary for entry into gainful employment. The ability of students to attain marketable skills at a low cost and in a…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Educational Certificates, Vocational Schools, Postsecondary Education
Utah System of Higher Education, 2020
The Utah System of Higher Education (USHE) Data Book is a compilation of reports on the Utah System of Higher Education and its eight component institutions. Some form of this book has been published each year since the creation of the Utah State Board of Regents and the Utah System of Higher Education in 1969. The book is intended to allow the…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Academic Degrees, Racial Differences, Ethnicity
Carruth, Blair; Palica, Michael – Utah System of Higher Education, 2020
Career and Technical Education (CTE) is a key ingredient in meeting the needs of Utah's economy. Utah System of Higher Education (USHE) institutions offer CTE programs in all regions of the state, working closely with local business and industry leaders to develop and deliver programs specifically tailored to local workforce needs. This report…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Postsecondary Education, Undergraduate Study, Noncredit Courses
Landward, Geoffrey T. – Utah System of Higher Education, 2020
During its 2020 session, the Utah Legislature passed S.B. 111, "Higher Education Amendments"--a sweeping change to higher education structure and governance that merges the Utah System of Higher Education and the Utah System of Technical Colleges. While passing the legislation only took a matter of weeks, the process leading up to the…
Descriptors: Higher Education, State Legislation, Governance, State Universities
Mayne, Carrie – Utah System of Higher Education, 2020
Between Utah's strong economic measures and numerous nationally recognized achievements (i.e. Best States Rankings, Top States for Business 2019, Utah Ranks Among the Fastest Growing States in the Nation), it is clear that the state's economy has experienced one of the strongest expansions in the country. As Utah's economy prospers, the need for…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Economic Development, Labor Force Development, Higher Education
Utah System of Higher Education, 2020
The Utah System of Higher Education (USHE) Board of Regents organized the State Scholarship Task Force to examine how best to redesign existing scholarship programs to meet the needs of the state without requiring additional funding. The criteria considered by the State Scholarship Task Force and their recommendations are provided. Details…
Descriptors: Scholarships, State Programs, Higher Education, Program Design
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