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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
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
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
Henrie, Kimberly; Curtain, Joseph A.; Ma, David – Utah System of Higher Education, 2019
Relying on the data from Utah System of Higher Education (USHE), Utah State Board of Education (USBE), and National Student Clearinghouse (NSC), this report examines college participation rates of Utah high school graduates (cohorts 2008-2017), with a focus on the gap in college participation between Caucasians and minorities. The report also…
Descriptors: Student Participation, College Attendance, High School Graduates, Educational Attainment
Curtin, Joseph A. – Utah System of Higher Education, 2019
Utah's population will become increasingly diverse in the coming decades. By 2065, the percent of minorities in Utah (age 18-35) will nearly double. There is already a postsecondary education enrollment and completion gap between minority populations and the white population at colleges and universities in the Utah System of Higher Education. If…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Educational Attainment, Minority Group Students, White Students
Utah System of Higher Education, 2019
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
Brown, Megan – Utah System of Higher Education, 2019
Across the country, the mental health of college students has become a prominent concern in the higher education landscape. This issue is also a significant one for Utah, as the state's suicide rate has been consistently higher than the national rate for more than a decade. In 2017, the legislature passed HCR 16, "Concurrent Resolution…
Descriptors: Mental Health, College Students, Public Colleges, Psychological Patterns
Miller, Jessica – Utah System of Higher Education, 2019
Prior learning refers to the knowledge, competencies, and skills acquired through formal and informal education outside a traditional academic environment or at the initiative of the individual learner. For example, if a current or potential student participated in an employee training program, military service, or took standardized exams such as…
Descriptors: College Credits, Prior Learning, Adults, Nontraditional Students
Benson, Greg – Utah System of Higher Education, 2019
Employers in a 2018 study conducted by the Association of American Colleges and Universities endorsed broad learning and cross-cutting skills--including oral communication, critical thinking, ethical judgment, working effectively in teams, written communication, and real-world application of skills and knowledge--as the best preparation for…
Descriptors: 21st Century Skills, Career Readiness, General Education, Higher Education
Ma, Wei; Curtin, Joseph A. – Utah System of Higher Education, 2018
One of the primary areas measured by institutions of higher education is student enrollment. This enrollment report is published annually by the Utah System of Higher Education (USHE). It highlights the various metrics used to measure student enrollment over the course of an academic year.
Descriptors: Enrollment, In State Students, Out of State Students, Full Time Equivalency
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