Utah’s public colleges and universities to reduce student fees for fall semester

Utah System of Higher Education college and university leaders announced their plans this week to reduce fees for students for the fall 2020 semester. Reductions in student fees at public colleges and universities in Utah range from 15% to 40%—a savings of up to $152 for each full-time student. The coronavirus pandemic has impacted some services […]

Statement from the Utah System of Higher Education on Racial & Social Injustice:

Nelson Mandela was famously quoted saying, “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” As the Utah System of Higher Education, we stand behind education as the greatest tool for dismantling the racism, oppression, and marginalization that plagues our country today. While we acknowledge the power of education to […]

USU, U of U receive grants to study COVID-19

Colleges and universities across Utah are adapting to slow the spread of COVID-19. Instruction has moved online, large gatherings have been postponed or canceled, and more. Though Utah’s higher education campuses look different during this time, Utah’s two research universities are committed to tackling COVID-19 through cutting-edge research.  To further slow the spread and tackle […]

Utah System of Higher Education launches Utah Transfer Guide to help students determine their best college transfer path

Includes degree mapping information from most popular majors at Utah’s public colleges and universities The Utah System of Higher Education launched the improved Utah Transfer Guide this month for students to more seamlessly plan their transfer paths between Utah’s public colleges and universities across the most popular majors. Utah has a high rate of students who transfer, […]

Utah students left over $55 million in unclaimed federal financial aid in 2018-19

Utah’s college access advisors to help more students complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid According to a recent report from the Education Strategy Group, Utah students left over $55 million in unclaimed federal financial aid on the table in 2018-19 and only about 35.5% of Utah high school seniors completed the Free Application for Federal […]

State Scholarship Taskforce Issues Recommendations

Scholarships are awarded based on various criteria that reflect the values and purposes of the donor or founder of the award and are often used to encourage progress toward strategic objectives. They may reward excellence in academics (merit-based scholarships), encourage students to complete certificates or degrees, recruit students to participate in various programs (e.g., athletics, […]

USHE Career and Technical Education: Helping to meet state workforce needs

Each year, the Utah System of Higher Education produces an annual report on 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 advanced degree. CTE is a key […]

In a national context: Utah’s growing opportunity gap

At the August Board of Regents meeting, the new Workforce, Access, and Advocacy Committee tasked the Commissioner’s office with taking a closer look at data on Utah’s growing opportunity gap. Further evaluation of this gap will help to identify statewide strategies that address barriers for minority populations to access and complete postsecondary educational opportunities.

Utah Council of Education Deans presents 2015 Friend of Education Award to Dr. Teddi Safman

At the annual conference of the Utah Council of Education Deans earlier this month, Dr. Teddi Safman, Assistant Commissioner for Academic Affairs for the Utah System of Higher Education (USHE), was presented with the first-ever 2015 Friend of Education Award. This is due to her leadership and work on teacher preparation, common course articulation across Utah campuses, […]

Fifth-annual “Expect the Great” hosted by Weber State University

The fifth-annual “Expect the Great” college and career fair was held on October 10 at Weber State University (WSU). 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. Workshops included: Applying […]