Fiscal Highlights - November 2016
USHE Data Available, More to Come -
Spencer C. Pratt ( PDF)|
The Utah System of Higher Education collects and organizes a significant amount of data from each of the eight USHE institutions. This includes enrollments, completions, tuition, budgets, student financial aid, staffing, salary comparisons, and space inventories. This information is published annually in the USHE Data Book and is available on line at www. higheredutah.org.
The Commissioner's office is currently working on expanding the use of this data to provide a dashboard to show the fiscal health of each institution and the system as a whole. The first phase will focus on enrollment trends, revenue, expenditures, and financial ratios. Future phases will provide additional information on tuition and fees, student debt, faculty/staff levels and salaries, and facilities.
Several of the key metrics using the data, including benchmarks to demonstrate how the institutions are performing include the following:
This project is a work in progress; the Commissioner will report back to the State Board of Regents at their meeting in January 2017.
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