Students earning college credit in high school saves over $34 million in tuition

Since 1985, Utah has provided an opportunity for high school juniors and seniors to take college courses while in high school. Through the Concurrent Enrollment program, students earn both high school credit for graduation and college credit corresponding to the first year at a college or university in the Utah System of Higher Education (USHE). […]

Sixth-annual “Expect the Great” hosted by the University of Utah

Over 400 individuals attended the sixth-annual “Expect the Great” college and career fair on Saturday, November 5, at the University of Utah. The free event is a college and career awareness conference targeting members of the African, African-American and black communities to provide information, resources and other support to increase college participation, retention and graduation. […]

ESSA provides unique partnership opportunity for higher ed and K-12

Every Child Succeeds Act

Over the past several years, higher ed and K-12 in Utah have sought ways to work more closely to better serve students in transitioning from high school to college. The recent passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) provides a unique opportunity for higher ed and K-12 to ensure a seamless experience for students as they […]

USHE Institutions go back to school

Universities and colleges within the Utah System of Higher Education (USHE) have started their fall semester, or will be shortly. Each institution offers a variety of back-to-school events for returning and new students. University of Utah The University of Utah kicked-off their Welcome Week last week, which included a parent and family luau, a new […]

Chronicle of Higher Education releases 2016 Data Almanac

The Chronicle of Higher Education recently published its 2016 Almanac of higher education data. The almanac includes national and state level data in areas including student enrollment, student debt, salaries and research. Here is a sampling of data from the almanac pertaining to Utah institutions. Utah State University ranks third for growth between 2004-2014 among […]

Commencement 2016: UVU, SUU, WSU, & Snow College celebrate their graduates

Utah’s colleges and universities are celebrating the accomplishments of their graduates in commencement ceremonies last week and this week. We will be highlighting photos from institutions in the Utah System of Higher Education in two installments, with the rest of the institutions coming next week. Utah Valley University: 5,409 graduates Certificates: 185 Associate: 2,039 Bachelor’s: 3,079 Master’s: […]