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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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  State Policies to Address Access,
  Growth, and Affordability

How might we explain the kind of performance Utah gets in Measuring Up? We asked this general question of individuals who are either participants in or observers of the higher education system in Utah, and almost to a person the first answer was that much of this is explained by the culture of the state. The culture in Utah places significant emphasis on the value of education, and encourages students to pursue education and training beyond high school. The value placed on education, explained most of our observers, has led to the historical use of two basic policies: (1) funding based on enrollment growth; and (2) a low-tuition policy. These two policies, according to the majority of people we spoke with, best explain the kind of performance that Utah gets. Even those who do not like these policies argue that they help to explain the state's performance results.

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