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 […]

Gen Z: Three takeaways on the new generation of college students

A recent report by the Chronicle of Higher Education entitled The New Generation of Students discussed the differences in the newest generation hitting college campuses: Generation Z. Born between approximately 1995 and 2012, these new traditionally-aged college students are markedly different from generations even in the recent past when it comes to diversity, attitudes about […]

By 2065, the share of Utah’s minority population will increase to 35%

According to a report from the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute, the share of Utah’s minority population will increase from approximately 20% in 2015 to 35% in 2065. Half of Utah’s population growth in this time span will come from minority populations. Among minority populations, Hispanics show the largest increase numerically with 850,000 new Utah […]

Carrie Mayne named Associate Commissioner for Workforce and Institutional Research

Carrie Mayne

The Utah System of Higher Education is pleased to announce Carrie Mayne, former Chief Economist and Director of Workforce Research and Analysis at Utah’s Department of Workforce Services, has been appointed as the Associate Commissioner for Workforce and Institutional Research. This newly-created position will elevate the data and workforce coordination function of USHE and work under […]

USHE institutions brought $827 million to Utah in research and grant funding for 2017-18

USHE institutions brought $827 million to the state in research and other grant funds during the 2017-18 academic year, an increase of 18% over the previous year. Institutional grants and contracts provide significant benefits to campuses and society as a whole through gains from research, innovative teaching practices, and economic development. Nearly $564 million of the […]

USHE institutions provide over 74% of career and technical education in Utah

Each year, the Utah System of Higher Education (USHE) produces an annual report on Career and Technical Education. Career and Technical Education (CTE) can be defined as organized educational programs offering sequences of courses directly related to preparing individuals for paid or unpaid employment in current or emerging occupations requiring other than a baccalaureate or […]

Pell grant volume at Utah’s public colleges and universities exceeds $222 million

16 percent increase comes as year-round grant is offered Pell grant volume at Utah’s public colleges and universities has exceeded $222 million for the 2017-18 award year – an increase of 16 percent compared to the 2016-17 award year. Nearly one in three of the 184,000 students who attend Utah’s public higher education institutions received […]

2018 Legislative Update – Week 6

Budget Update Legislative leaders are in the final stages of compiling the 2018-19 budget in the final days of the legislative session. The Executive Appropriations Committee is scheduled to meet on Monday to approve the major components of the new budget appropriations for consideration by the full legislature. The latest quarterly revenue estimates indicate there […]