In a national context: Utah’s growing opportunity gap

At the August Board of Regents meeting, the new Workforce, Access, and Advocacy Committee tasked the Commissioner’s office with taking a closer look at data on Utah’s growing opportunity gap. Further evaluation of this gap will help to identify statewide strategies that address barriers for minority populations to access and complete postsecondary educational opportunities.

Trending in higher ed: food insecurity among college students

When thinking of concerns that college students face, it is common to think of rising tuition rates, choosing a major, and studying for and passing exams. But for nearly half of college students, food insecurity is a big concern, according to a recent nationwide survey from the Hope Center for College Community and Justice at […]

State of Utah Scholarships – 2019 Updates

This year, four major scholarships offered from the State of Utah have been updated. These scholarships include two academic, one new need-based scholarship, and one teaching scholarship. https://ushe.edu/home-page/state-of-utah-scholarships-2019-updates/

Trending in higher ed: the value of college

How is value measured? The value of a higher education has been long debated. Some traditional colleges and universities have prided themselves on not only preparing their graduates for a career but creating well-rounded individuals that contribute a great deal to society as a whole which is seen as a significant noneconomic return on a […]

Report: Utah saw 82% decrease in state need-based financial aid over the last decade

The Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education released Tuition and Fees in the West 2018-19: Trends and Implications, which discusses the results of the 2018-19 survey of Tuition and Fees in Public Higher Education in the West, as well as recent trends in state fiscal support and state grant aid. This data can also be […]

Board of Regents implements first need-based scholarship from the State of Utah

Board of Regents also adopts changes to Regents’, New Century, and T.H. Bell Scholarships The Board of Regents adopted a policy implementing the Utah Promise Scholarship—the first-ever need-based scholarship of its kind in the state—at its meeting at Snow College on Friday, May 17, 2019. The Utah Promise Scholarship covers tuition and fees for the […]

Board of Regents appoints David R. Woolstenhulme as Interim Commissioner of Higher Education

The Utah Board of Regents has appointed David R. Woolstenhulme, former Commissioner of Technical Education and current Vice President of Statewide Campuses at Utah State University, as Interim Commissioner of Higher Education. Dr. Woolstenhulme will assume the role on July 1, 2019. “I am honored to be selected as Interim Commissioner of Higher Education,” said […]

5 fast facts about Snow College

1. Snow is consistently ranked among the top colleges in America Ranked for its affordability, academic rigor, student success rate, involvement opportunities, and more, Snow College has consistently placed among the top colleges in America. CNN Money ranked Snow College #6 for its high graduation and/or transfer rates into a four-year university. TheBestSchools.org ranked Snow […]

Commencement 2019: SLCC, UVU, WSU, and Snow graduation recap

Utah’s colleges and universities celebrated the accomplishments of their graduates with commencement ceremonies last week. See 2019 commencement photos from DSU, U of U, USU, and SUU. Salt Lake Community College: 3,299 graduates Certificates: 794 Associate: 3,027 Utah Valley University: 5,953 graduates Certificates/diplomas: 353 Associate: 2,237 Bachelor’s: 3,639 Master’s: 250 Photos courtesy of the Deseret […]

Commencement 2019: DSU, U of U, USU, and SUU graduation recap

Last week, Utah’s colleges and universities celebrated the accomplishments of their graduates with commencement ceremonies. This week, we will be highlighting graduation photos from institutions in the Utah System of Higher Education in two installments. The rest of the institutions will be highlighted on Thursday. Dixie State University: 1,927 graduates Certificates: 311 Associate: 904 Bachelor’s: […]