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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
Utah System of Higher Education, 2018
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, 2018
This report includes data on a diverse and broad array of Career and Technical Education (CTE), credit and noncredit offerings, provided by the Utah System of Higher Education (USHE) institutions that prepare people for employment in current or emerging occupations that require postsecondary credentials other than a baccalaureate or advanced…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Postsecondary Education, Undergraduate Study, Noncredit Courses
Grua, Cynthia – Utah System of Higher Education, 2018
Utah SB 196 from the 2015 General Session challenged the State Board of Regents with increasing the number of students who complete their General Education Quantitative Literacy (QL) requirement senior year of high school. One thing needed to meet this goal: more Concurrent Enrollment Mathematics instructors. Utah System of Higher Education (USHE)…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Dual Enrollment, High School Students, College Freshmen
Utah System of Higher Education, 2017
As Utah's public institutions enroll the vast majority of Utah high school graduates, the Utah System of Higher Education (USHE) is the primary workforce pipeline in the state. But USHE institutions are expecting over 52,000 new students by 2025, and will need to grow capacity academically, physically, and virtually to keep pace. Seeking to…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Public Colleges, Strategic Planning, Student Costs
Curtin, Joseph A. – Utah System of Higher Education, 2017
The question of course rigor is often raised in connection with Concurrent Enrollment courses when compared to their on-campus equivalents. Over one-third of all Utah high school juniors and seniors enroll in at least one concurrent enrollment course, courses in which students earn both high school credit for graduation and college credit…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, College Mathematics, Dual Enrollment, College Students
Ma, David – Utah System of Higher Education, 2017
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 2007-2012) with a focus on the gap in college participation between Whites and minorities. The report also includes…
Descriptors: Student Participation, College Attendance, High School Graduates, Educational Attainment
Curtin, Joseph A. – Utah System of Higher Education, 2017
The impact of rising student debt, the cost of attending college and the value of the degree or certificate received at completion continues to be a critical focus for higher education leaders. Research has consistently demonstrated that financial related difficulties can create barriers for student college completion. To help understand this…
Descriptors: Financial Needs, Paying for College, Enrollment Trends, Need Analysis (Student Financial Aid)
Curtin, Joseph A. – Utah System of Higher Education, 2017
The general perception of a traditional college career goes as follows: upon high school graduation, a student immediately enrolls the following year in a college or university, attends full-time, and soon thereafter graduates from the same college or university two to four years later. However, recent analysis by the Office of the Commissioner of…
Descriptors: College Environment, Enrollment Trends, Graduation Rate, Trend Analysis
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