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STRATEGIC DIRECTIONS AND GOALS OVERVIEW
Utah System of Higher Education
DAVID L. BUHLER, COMMISSIONER
July 30, 2015
DAVID L. BUHLER, COMMISSIONER
July 30, 2015
Utah’s Eight Public Colleges and Universities
UNIVERSITY OF UTAH (Flagship), UTAH STATE UNIVERSITY (Land Grant, Regional Campuses)
Research Universities
WEBER STATE, SOUTHERN UTAH (Arts & Sciences), DIXIE STATE, UTAH VALLEY
Regional Universities
SNOW COLLEGE, SALT LAKE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Community Colleges
Utah System of Higher Education
USHE Students
Of Utah high school graduates who
enroll in college, attend a USHE
instituti...
of Higher Education in Utah
The Return on Investment
Utah System of Higher Education
The ROI – to Utahns
9
*Unemployment and Poverty rates for Graduate or Professional Degree ...
Utah System of Higher Education
The Growing ROI Difference
Source: Pew Research Center, February 2014. “The Rising Cost of...
Utah System of Higher Education
12%
40%
48%
34%
38%
28%
No Postsecondary Education Some College, Certificates &
Associate'...
For Higher Education in Utah
State Support and Tuition
Utah System of Higher Education
FY2008
Tax Funds
63%
Tuition
37%
FY2013
Tax Funds
48%
Tuition
52%
FY2015*
Tax Funds
51%
Tu...
Utah System of Higher Education
$734,779,000
$831,952,000 $809,710,000
$400,000,000
$500,000,000
$600,000,000
$700,000,000...
Utah System of Higher Education
15
Higher Education in Utah is Efficient
Utah is 2nd most efficient per $100,000 spent
Cre...
Utah System of Higher Education
16
Tuition and Fees
Utah is 3rd lowest tuition for 4-year public institutions
College Boar...
Of Higher Education in Utah
The Growing Student Population
Utah System of Higher Education
126,379
182,988
226,251
100,000
150,000
200,000
250,000
Historical Projected
• Since 2000,...
Utah System of Higher Education
Outpacing the U.S.
Projected (2010-2021)
+15% +23%
National data: National Center for Educ...
Utah System of Higher Education
Limited Capacity
20
Academic
Infrastructure
• Sufficient personnel
and faculty to
maintain...
of Higher Education students in Utah
Preparation, Participation and Completion
Utah System of Higher Education
College Participation Rates of Utah H.S. Graduates
1st Year After High School, by Gender
U...
Utah System of Higher Education
College Participation Rates of Utah H.S. Graduates
1st Year After High School, by Income
U...
Utah System of Higher Education
Some college, no degree
9.2%
23.6%
27.6%
9.4%
20.3%
9.9%
0% 10% 20% 30%
Less than high sch...
Utah System of Higher Education
A More Diverse Nation and State
Minority Share of the Population in Utah and the U.S.
Cens...
Utah System of Higher Education
Completions (4 year degrees)
63% (6 yr) 39% (6 yr)
51% (8 yr)
National data: National Stud...
Utah System of Higher Education
College Graduation Rate by Ethnicity (6-year)
2007 Utah high school graduates
USOE/USHE
25...
in Higher Education in Utah
Utilization of Technology
Utah System of Higher Education
Online courses and degrees
• 81 degrees available entirely online.
• 1 in 4 students take ...
Utah System of Higher Education
available entirely online
81 Certificates and Degrees
Certificates AAS Associate Bachelor’...
Utah System of Higher Education
Hybrid/Blended Course Headcount
(split in-class and online experience)
31
424 972
3,679
9,...
for Higher Education in Utah
Conclusions and Challenges
Utah System of Higher Education
Conclusions
• Economic & social benefits of higher education continue to grow
in post-rece...
for Higher Education in Utah
Strategic Directions
Adopted by the Board of Regents in January 2015
Utah System of Higher Education
Affordable Participation
Goal: Increase the number of Utahns who decide to access, are
pre...
Utah System of Higher Education
Goal: Increase the percentage of students who persist and
graduate, using USHE institution...
Utah System of Higher Education
Completion Initiative Overview
15-to-FinishIncrease the percentage of students taking 15 c...
Utah System of Higher Education
Goal: Encourage innovation as a core value at each USHE
institution, in keeping with its d...
Utah System of Higher Education
Guiding objectives for development of
a long-range higher education strategic
plan during ...
Utah System of Higher Education
Thank you for your support and leadership
40
Utah System of Higher Education
Schedule
41
1:15 – 2:15 PM WORKSHOPS 1 & 2
• Workshop 1 (Yankee Meadows):
Student Debt & I...
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Strategic goals presentation by Commissioner Dave Buhler, given at the joint meeting of the Board of Regents and Institutional Trustees on July 30, 2015 at Southern Utah University

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  2. 2. STRATEGIC DIRECTIONS AND GOALS OVERVIEW Utah System of Higher Education DAVID L. BUHLER, COMMISSIONER July 30, 2015
  3. 3. DAVID L. BUHLER, COMMISSIONER July 30, 2015 Utah’s Eight Public Colleges and Universities
  4. 4. UNIVERSITY OF UTAH (Flagship), UTAH STATE UNIVERSITY (Land Grant, Regional Campuses) Research Universities
  5. 5. WEBER STATE, SOUTHERN UTAH (Arts & Sciences), DIXIE STATE, UTAH VALLEY Regional Universities
  6. 6. SNOW COLLEGE, SALT LAKE COMMUNITY COLLEGE Community Colleges
  7. 7. Utah System of Higher Education USHE Students Of Utah high school graduates who enroll in college, attend a USHE institution. Students in Fall 2014 (headcount) 8 out of 10 167,317 New freshmen in Fall 201421,152 Utah high school students enroll in college within 3 years of graduation 6 out of 10 25% of all students are enrolled in an all-online course 1 in 4 7
  8. 8. of Higher Education in Utah The Return on Investment
  9. 9. Utah System of Higher Education The ROI – to Utahns 9 *Unemployment and Poverty rates for Graduate or Professional Degree are USHE estimates. Source: USHE, US Census (American Communities Survey), Department of Workforce Services, 2013. $22,290 $27,868 $31,843 $44,668 $61,774 4.2% 4.3% 2.4% 2.2% 1.8% 24% 12% 8% 5% 2% $0 $10,000 $20,000 $30,000 $40,000 $50,000 $60,000 $70,000 Less Than High School High School Some College or Associate Degree Bachelor's Degree Graduate or Professional Degree* 0.0% 5.0% 10.0% 15.0% 20.0% 25.0% 30.0% Median Wages Unemployment Poverty
  10. 10. Utah System of Higher Education The Growing ROI Difference Source: Pew Research Center, February 2014. “The Rising Cost of Not Going to College” (http://www.pewsocialtrends.org/2014/02/11/the-rising-cost-of-not-going-to-college/) $7,499 $9,690 $14,245 $15,780 $17,500 1965 1979 1986 1995 2013 A college graduate (bachelor’s) will earn $830,000 more over a lifetime than someone with only a high school diploma. 10 Difference in median annual earnings of college and high school graduates ages 25 to 32 in U.S. (in 2012 dollars)
  11. 11. Utah System of Higher Education 12% 40% 48% 34% 38% 28% No Postsecondary Education Some College, Certificates & Associate's Degrees Bachelor's & Higher Taxes Paid Population The ROI – to the State 11 Utah Population (25 & over) by education level & state tax contribution
  12. 12. For Higher Education in Utah State Support and Tuition
  13. 13. Utah System of Higher Education FY2008 Tax Funds 63% Tuition 37% FY2013 Tax Funds 48% Tuition 52% FY2015* Tax Funds 51% Tuition 49% *Budgeted 13 State Support is Critical Funding per full-time-equivalent (FTE) student
  14. 14. Utah System of Higher Education $734,779,000 $831,952,000 $809,710,000 $400,000,000 $500,000,000 $600,000,000 $700,000,000 $800,000,000 $900,000,000 Current Dollars Constant Dollars (2015) 14 Utah State Tax Funding to Higher Education
  15. 15. Utah System of Higher Education 15 Higher Education in Utah is Efficient Utah is 2nd most efficient per $100,000 spent Credentials & Degrees Awarded per $100,000 of Education & Related Expenditures
  16. 16. Utah System of Higher Education 16 Tuition and Fees Utah is 3rd lowest tuition for 4-year public institutions College Board (http://trends.collegeboard.org/sites/default/files/college-pricing-2014-full-report.pdf)
  17. 17. Of Higher Education in Utah The Growing Student Population
  18. 18. Utah System of Higher Education 126,379 182,988 226,251 100,000 150,000 200,000 250,000 Historical Projected • Since 2000, enrollments increased the equivalent of current student bodies at USU & WSU combined. • By 2021, USHE new student growth will exceed the current size of the student body at U of U. • Student growth in the next 10 years will exceed that of the past 15 years (+48,000 students). 28% Additional students by 2024 18 USHE
  19. 19. Utah System of Higher Education Outpacing the U.S. Projected (2010-2021) +15% +23% National data: National Center for Education Statistics – Projections of Education Statistics to 2021 (http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2013/2013008.pdf) Utah: USHE Historical (1996-2010) +46% +52% 19
  20. 20. Utah System of Higher Education Limited Capacity 20 Academic Infrastructure • Sufficient personnel and faculty to maintain degree quality • Higher Education competes nationally for quality talent Physical Infrastructure • Enrollment increases further constrain space • Significant utilities infrastructure • Challenge of deferred maintenance Virtual Infrastructure • Keeping pace with rapid pace of technological change • Online, “flipped” classrooms, open source, etc. • Helps with capacity, still carries a cost
  21. 21. of Higher Education students in Utah Preparation, Participation and Completion
  22. 22. Utah System of Higher Education College Participation Rates of Utah H.S. Graduates 1st Year After High School, by Gender USOE/USHE 58% 55% 43% 42% 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100% 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 Female Male 22 Participation rate of females and males increases to 70% after 7 years.
  23. 23. Utah System of Higher Education College Participation Rates of Utah H.S. Graduates 1st Year After High School, by Income USOE/USHE 59% 57% 59% 60% 53% 56% 39% 37% 41% 44% 41% 43% 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 Above Low-Income Low-Income • Low-income = Free/Reduced lunch eligible. • 59% of Utah public H.S. graduates were eligible for free/reduced lunch in 2013 (increase from 29% in 2000). 23
  24. 24. Utah System of Higher Education Some college, no degree 9.2% 23.6% 27.6% 9.4% 20.3% 9.9% 0% 10% 20% 30% Less than high school graduate High school graduate (includes equivalency) Some college, no degree Associate's degree Bachelor's degree Graduate or professional degree Utah ranks 2nd in the nation with the % of adults ages 25-64 with “some college, no degree”. Utah’s Educational Attainment – 25 yrs. And older American Communities Survey, 2009-2013 Lumina Foundation, A Stronger Nation Through Higher Education
  25. 25. Utah System of Higher Education A More Diverse Nation and State Minority Share of the Population in Utah and the U.S. Census Bureau, Perlich (2002), BEBR 1.9% 20.0% 11.4% 37.0% 0% 5% 10% 15% 20% 25% 30% 35% 40% 1960 2012 Utah U.S. 25
  26. 26. Utah System of Higher Education Completions (4 year degrees) 63% (6 yr) 39% (6 yr) 51% (8 yr) National data: National Student Clearinghouse Research Center (http://nscresearchcenter.org/signaturereport4/) http://nscresearchcenter.org/signaturereport6-statesupplement/ USHE 26
  27. 27. Utah System of Higher Education College Graduation Rate by Ethnicity (6-year) 2007 Utah high school graduates USOE/USHE 25.3% 26.9% 41.1% 0% 5% 10% 15% 20% 25% 30% 35% 40% 45% Hispanic Black Caucasian 27
  28. 28. in Higher Education in Utah Utilization of Technology
  29. 29. Utah System of Higher Education Online courses and degrees • 81 degrees available entirely online. • 1 in 4 students take an online-only course. • Utilization of online courses has grown more than 5 fold since 2011. Despite availability of online courses/degrees, students prefer using online courses to augment a traditional on-campus schedule. But… • More than 85% of students who enroll in online courses take a majority of their courses on-campus. • Less than 3% of full-time students are enrolled totally online • Most “100%” online students are part-time, over 25 yrs old.
  30. 30. Utah System of Higher Education available entirely online 81 Certificates and Degrees Certificates AAS Associate Bachelor’s Masters PhD Licensure Minor 18 8 10 20 19 3 2 2
  31. 31. Utah System of Higher Education Hybrid/Blended Course Headcount (split in-class and online experience) 31 424 972 3,679 9,263 2011 2012 2013 2014
  32. 32. for Higher Education in Utah Conclusions and Challenges
  33. 33. Utah System of Higher Education Conclusions • Economic & social benefits of higher education continue to grow in post-recession economy. • State support has helped keep Utah one of the most affordable. • Technology is critical, need to increase utilization. 33 Challenges • Continued capacity challenges with projected growth. • More diverse but persistent achievement gap. • College readiness an issue. • Completion needs continued focus.
  34. 34. for Higher Education in Utah Strategic Directions Adopted by the Board of Regents in January 2015
  35. 35. Utah System of Higher Education Affordable Participation Goal: Increase the number of Utahns who decide to access, are prepared for, and succeed in higher education. • Keep higher education efficient in Utah by maintaining low tuition and strong state support. • Ensure state support for future student growth. • Leverage proven programs that increase college knowledge and preparation • Concurrent Enrollment • Regents’ Scholarship • Utah College Application Week • StepUp college readiness grants rewarding partnerships with institutions and high school) • Continue increased collaboration with K-12
  36. 36. Utah System of Higher Education Goal: Increase the percentage of students who persist and graduate, using USHE institution performance relative to 66by2020 graduation targets. Timely Completion • Improve data sharing and reporting to inform parents and students • Wage and industry employment information of USHE graduates (higheredutah.org) • First-ever high school feedback report – October 2015 • Continued focus on Regents’ Completion Initiative
  37. 37. Utah System of Higher Education Completion Initiative Overview 15-to-FinishIncrease the percentage of students taking 15 credit hours/semester or 30 credits/year, to help students maximize their dollars and time. Degree MapsCreate semester-by-semester degree program maps with specific recommended courses each semester. Plateau TuitionSet plateau tuition levels, focusing on 12-15 credits. First-year mathIncrease the number of students successfully completing math within the first year through class or prior credit (AP, concurrent enrollment, etc). 3 2 4 5 Reverse Transfer/Stackable CredentialsExplore the feasibility of implementing reverse transfer and stackable credentials USHE-wide. 1 Adopted by the Board of Regents (July 2013)
  38. 38. Utah System of Higher Education Goal: Encourage innovation as a core value at each USHE institution, in keeping with its distinct mission. USHE is a “knowledge enterprise,” engaged in the creation and dissemination of knowledge. Innovative Discovery • Strengthen missions of institutions • Ensure economic development priorities of state harness potential of research institutions • Continued research in higher ed helps students in today’s knowledge economy. • expansion of STEM and high demand programs to meet growing industry demand • Most popular job in Utah (according to US Census) • 1978-2012: Truck Driver • 2014: Software Developer
  39. 39. Utah System of Higher Education Guiding objectives for development of a long-range higher education strategic plan during 2015. In support of Governor’s 10-year education plan. Previous strategic plans: • 2010 • 1999 Long-Range Plan
  40. 40. Utah System of Higher Education Thank you for your support and leadership 40
  41. 41. Utah System of Higher Education Schedule 41 1:15 – 2:15 PM WORKSHOPS 1 & 2 • Workshop 1 (Yankee Meadows): Student Debt & Impact of Pell Grants – Dave Feitz, Executive Director, UHEAA • Workshop 2 (Vermillion Cliffs): • USHE’s Role in Career and Technical Education – Dr. Blair Carruth, Asst. Commissioner for Academic Affairs 2:30 – 3:30 PM WORKSHOPS 3 & 4 Workshop 3 (Yankee Meadows): Capital Facility Process and Needs – Dr. Greg Stauffer, Associate Commissioner for Planning, Finance and Facilities Workshop 4 (Vermillion Cliffs): Helping Concurrent Enrollment Contribute to Student Success – Dr. Elizabeth Hitch, Associate Commissioner for Academic Affairs 5:30 – 7:30 PM DINNER FOR REGENTS & TRUSTEES Hunter Conference Center Patio
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