Making a Difference in Math

Legislative math initiative increases college math completion in high school by 28%  SB 196 Math Competency Initiative  (Millner/Gibson), passed during the 2015 Utah legislative session, encourages high school students to complete a higher education math, or Quantitative Literacy (QL), requirement prior to graduating from high school.  A new issue brief from the Office of the Commissioner of […]

2018 – the Year of Technical Education

Governor Herbert recently announced 2018 as the Year of Technical Education. This announcement came on the heels of the Governor’s announcement of a new IT Education Pathway in Utah. Under Governor Herbert’s ‘Talent Ready Utah,’ initiative, leaders from the Governor’s Office, Utah’s State Board of Education, System of Higher Education, and System of Technical Colleges […]

4 takeaways on good jobs in Utah that don’t require a bachelor’s degree

A recent report released by the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce and JP Morgan Chase & Co. showed that there are 30 million good jobs in the United States that pay well without a bachelor’s degree. “Good jobs” are defined as those that pay at least $35,000 per year for those under […]

Changes to the Regents’ Scholarship coming for the Class of 2019

The Utah State Board of Regents approved changes for the Regents’ Scholarship at their meeting November 17, 2017, at Utah State University in Logan, Utah. The Regents’ Scholarship changes will take effect for the Class of 2019, current high school juniors. The new Regents’ Scholarship both rewards students whose academic achievements demonstrate a high likelihood of […]

November’s Utah College Application Week events give students the opportunity to apply to college during the school day

Throughout November, 122 Utah high schools are partnering with the Utah System of Higher Education to launch Utah College Application Week (UCAW) events. Utah College Application Week gives every high school senior in partner schools the opportunity to complete a college application during the school day, with help from their school counselors, teachers and/or volunteers. […]

Changes coming to the Regents’ Scholarship for the class of 2019

The Regents’ Scholarship is a state-sponsored scholarship that helps Utah high school students clearly understand the most important classes to prepare for college. Since 2008, with the financial support of the Utah Legislature, more than 17,000 students have received the Regents’ Scholarship, growing 20% annually. The academic accomplishments of the scholarship recipients are impressive: Average […]

4 takeaways on Latino college attainment from new report

Latinos have made improvements in their high school graduation rates but are falling behind other populations in college attainment, says a new report from the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce. In Latino Education and Economic Progress: Running Faster but Still Behind, it is argued that as a result of their low high school […]

Over half of Utah high school seniors miss out on possible financial aid chances

For the third year in a row, Utah has the highest percentage of high school graduates who didn’t complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) — 55%. According to an analysis by NerdWallet, Utah seniors missed out on an estimated $36 million of Pell Grant aid (no repayment required) as they moved on […]

Over 550 attend 9th-annual USHE Conference for School Counselors & Administrators

On Friday, September 29, 2017, the 9th-annual Utah System of Higher Education (USHE) Conference for School Counselors and Administrators was held at the Marriott City Creek Center. Over 550 counselors, administrators, college access professionals, and others came to the conference, which is provided free of charge. Utah Valley University President Matthew Holland gave the keynote […]