USHE announces new collaboration with AAC&U

Collaboration will advance state-level evidence on civic and community-based engagement The American Association of Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) announced today that it will collaborate with the Utah System of Higher Education on a statewide project to advance evidence on civic and community-based engagement in higher education. Involving all sixteen public colleges and universities in Utah—eight technical colleges and eight […]

2020 Weekly Legislative Update-Week 4

Revised Revenue Projections The Governor’s Office and legislative leaders announced revised tax revenue projections that set the stage for final budget preparations in the coming weeks. They announced over $900 million in new revenues, primarily in Income Tax (Education Fund): Higher Education Appropriations Subcommittee Prioritization The Higher Education Appropriations Subcommittee (HEAS) submitted its list of […]

2020 Legislative Update-Week 3

Institution Presentations to Higher Education Appropriations Subcommittee The University of Utah and Utah State University presented to the Higher Education Appropriation Subcommittee (HEAS) this week. The other remaining institutions presented the week prior: Snow College Salt Lake Community College Utah Valley University Dixie State University Southern Utah University Weber State University Legislative Requests for Appropriations […]

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 […]

6 fast facts about Salt Lake Community College

1. Salt Lake Community College is a top school nationally for the number of associate degrees awarded. In 2017-2018, SLCC awarded 3,326 associate degrees. The college’s general education credits are accepted by all of Utah’s four-year colleges and universities. 2. SLCC is the most diverse higher education institution in the state. More than half of SLCC […]

Trends in Higher Ed: State need-based financial aid

States invest in need-based financial aid programs to promote access and success for students who might not otherwise be able to afford postsecondary education. Nationally, expenditures in state financial aid programs continue to steadily increase. The annual report of the National Association of State Student Grant and Aid Programs, or NASSGAP, finds that the amount […]

National School Counseling Week celebrates the impact counselors have on student success

National School Counseling Week 2019, “ School Counselors: Providing Lessons for Life,” is being celebrated from Feb. 4-8, 2019, to focus public attention on the unique contribution of school counselors. Sponsored by the American School Counselor Association, National School Counseling Week highlights the tremendous impact school counselors can have in helping students achieve school success […]

Utah System of Higher Education releases 2018 Annual Report

The Utah System of Higher Education released its 2018 Annual Report, which details the work of USHE and the Board of Regents over the past year. A college education is more important than ever before, but challenges in college attainment in Utah remain. 95% of new jobs created since the Great Recession require a college education, […]

Top 10 facts about higher ed in Utah

1.) The Board of Regents’ top 2019 legislative priority is a statewide college access advising program, with a permanent, full-time college access advisor for every Utah high school by the 2021-22 school year.  To better support Utah high school students on their path to college, the Board is introducing a statewide program that will put a […]