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Foreword
 
Introduction
 
State
Context
 
Higher
Education
Overview
 
Performance
 
Preparation
 
Participation
 
Affordability
 
Completion
 
Benefits
 
State Policies to
Address Access,
Growth, and
Affordability
 
Funding for
Enrollment Growth
 
Low Tuition
 
An Array
of Policies
 
Enrollment
Redirection
 
Baccalaureate
Degrees
at Two-Year
Institutions
 
Utah College
of Applied
Technology
 
Mission and
Roles Statements
 
Enrollment
"Pause"
 
New Century
Scholarships
 
Conclusion
 
Appendix
 
References
 
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  Preparation

Utah is a top performer in Measuring Up 2004 in the category of preparing students for higher education. Utah ranks second only to Wyoming with regard to the percentage of the adult (25 and over) population who are high school graduates (or equivalent), with 90% of adults fitting this category.16 In Measuring Up 2004, Utah is a top performer in several key preparation indicators, including the percentage of students taking upper-level math courses and eighth grade algebra.17

Over the past decade, Utah has improved its already high performance in the preparation area. Measuring Up does raise some concerns, however, about the gap in preparation for both ethnic minority and low-income students. Students from minority ethnic groups are two-thirds as likely to earn a high school credential as their white counterparts. The percentage of young adults from low income families who earn a high school credential has declined from 88% to 81%.18


16 See U.S. Bureau of the Census, Ranking Tables 2002, http://www.census.gov/acs/www/products/ranking/2002/R02T040.htm (January 24, 2004).

17 See National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education, Measuring Up 2004: Utah, p. 5.

18 Measuring Up 2004: Utah, p. 5.

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