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Higher Education Appropriations Subcommittee 2021


Committee Information

The Higher Education Appropriations Subcommittee reviews and discusses budgetary issues as they relate to public, post-secondary education in the State. These budget issues often provide the framework for policy decisions to improve the delivery of higher education to the citizens of the State.

The Utah System of Higher Education (USHE) includes the eight public, credit-granting colleges and universities and the Commissioner of Higher Education?s office. The Utah System of Technical Colleges (USTC) is a noncredit granting institution that provides career and technical education at eight different locations statewide. In addition to core academic programs, the USHE promotes research, economic, cultural, and other social programs for the citizens of Utah.

The Subcommittee is concentrating its efforts towards increasing student participation, retention, and completion, with the goal of having 66% of Utah adults attaining a post-secondary degree or certificate by the year 2020.
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