Document Number: 6099Case Study of Utah Higher Education - In this case study, the higher education policies of Utah and their effect on preparation, affordability and access are examined in detail. The authors conclude that up to this point, Utah has done a good job of dealing with population growth and rising demand for postsecondary education in the state by adopting policies that allow "intuitional innovation driven by larger state purposes." This includes allowing two-year colleges to offer four-year degrees in targeted areas. Though Utah is unique in many ways from other states, policymakers from across the country can learn from their emphasis on affordability, even in a time of tight budgets and rising enrollments. (Kathy Reeves Bracco and Mario Martinez, National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education, April 2005)...
Related IssuesPostsecondary Affordability