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 […]

Tuition at Utah’s public universities ranked third-lowest in the nation

According to new data from the College Board, tuition at Utah’s public universities is once again third-lowest in the nation. The average 2017-18 in-state tuition and fees at Utah’s four-year institutions is $6,790, compared to the national average of $9,970. This is in addition to having the lowest average student debt in the country at $18,810 […]

Regents address mental health on Utah’s college campuses


Mental health has become a prominent issue for Utah’s college students. During the last legislative session, the Utah Legislature passed a concurrent resolution declaring student mental health a public health crisis on Utah’s college campuses.  In December 2016, Regent Chair Dan Campbell convened the Regents’ Mental Health Working Group to recommend action to address student […]

How are tuition waivers used across USHE?

What are tuition waivers? Tuition waivers are a type of financial aid used to help students pay for college. Student aid—a critical part of keeping college affordable—comes in many forms, including federal grants and scholarships. From a student perspective, all student aid serves the same purpose: reducing the out-of-pocket amount a student must pay for […]

Analyzing Utah’s college participation and completion patterns

In 2016, the Board of Regents adopted a 10-year strategic plan, Utah: A State of Opportunity, which includes two specific goals related to students’ participation and completion of higher education: 75% of Utah’s high school graduates would enroll in college within five years of high school graduation by the year 2025 Degree productivity at institutions […]

USHE enrollment expected to grow to over 241,000 students by 2026

Over 61,000 students are expected to be added to Utah’s college and university campuses over the next ten years, according to enrollment projections approved at the May meeting of the Utah State Board of Regents. The total headcount in the Utah System of Higher Education (USHE) is expected to grow from 179,935 students in Fall 2014 to […]

USHE hosts first annual joint access & completion retreat

On April 21, 2017, the Utah System of Higher Education (USHE) hosted a retreat on college access and completion at the Leonardo in Salt Lake City. Higher ed enthusiasts including USHE institution faculty, staff, and administrators, representatives from community and state organizations such as United Way and the Department of Workforce Services, and public ed supporters […]

What percentage of Utah high school graduates go to college?

The Board of Regents adopted a ten-year strategic plan in 2016 focusing on three key objectives, one of which was Affordable Participation. The benchmark for this objective called for the rate of college participation among Utah high school graduates to increase to 75% five years after high school graduation. On average, 52% of Utah high […]

USHE initiative helps students earn meaningful credentials on their way to a degree

Timely Completion is one of the three strategic objectives named in the Board of Regents’ ten-year strategic plan, approved in January 2016. As part of the focus on completion, the Board requested institutions develop ways for students to complete certificates and associate degrees within the overall path to bachelor’s degrees. This concept is known as stackable […]