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. 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: […]

Trending in higher ed: Competency-based Education

What is Competency-based Education? Competency-based Education takes into account prior learning and is based on students’ mastery of knowledge or proficiency, skills, and abilities in a subject, rather than relying on a traditional, time-based learning structure which revolves around credit hours and grades. Through CBE, students progress through curriculum at their own pace, and as […]

Sexual Assault Awareness Month at USHE institutions

As sexual assault continues to be a significant issue, Utah System of Higher Education institutions held events during the month of April, which is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, to raise awareness of campus sexual assault. Below is a snapshot of some of the efforts. University of Utah University of Utah events throughout the month focused […]

Trends in Higher Education: College Promise Programs

College promise programs have spread throughout the nation as a way for individual institutions and states to expand access to higher education for students with demonstrated need. The goal of college promise programs is to cover the cost of college for qualifying students when other types of aid, such as federal and state grants, fall […]

How is USHE working to help increase graduation rates?

According to an analysis by the Chronicle of Higher Education of U.S. Department of Education data on 2017 graduation rates, the University of Utah made the top 100 institutions with the best graduation rates in the nation compared to other public four-year institutions. The analysis shows that within six years, the U had a 67.4% […]