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 […]

Overview: 2019 legislative session outcomes

At the Board of Regents meeting on March 29, 2019, the Office of the Commissioner of Higher Education presented a report on the outcomes of the legislative session. Budget Beginning July 1, 2019, the Legislature approved a $96.1 million increase (9.4%) in ongoing tax funds and a one-time increase of $2.2 million (0.2%) for higher education. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

2018 Legislative update – Week 7 (Final Update)

The 2018 Legislative Session ended yesterday, March 8. The following is a brief summary of budget increases and key legislation. A more complete overview of the legislative session will be presented at the upcoming Board of Regents meeting on Friday, March 30, 2018. Budget Update Legislative leaders adopted priorities for the 2018-19 budget during the […]

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 […]

2018 Legislative Update – Week 5

Revised Budget Revenues Announced The Legislature has $209 million more than expected to spend in budgets as it prepares the 2018-19 budget. This came from projections released by legislative analysts, the Governor’s Office and the Utah Tax Commission last week based on new quarterly revenue estimates: Additional details on the revenues are available here Legislation […]

2018 Legislative Update – Week 4

Higher Education Appropriations Subcommittee The Higher Education Appropriations Subcommittee Chairs presented the subcommittee’s priorities to the Executive Appropriations Committee on Thursday. Final 2018-19 budget revenue projections are expected to be announced in the coming week. From this, additional budget action will be taken by Executive Appropriations Committee in the final weeks of the legislative session. […]