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ROI of Career and Technical Education Provided by UTech

October 10, 2019

New report: ROI of CTE by UTech

The Utah Data Research Center today published a new report and data narrative on the Return on Investment of Career and Technical Education (CTE) Provided by the Utah System of Technical Colleges (UTech). To measure the success of UTech's CTE programs, this study analyzed the wage growth and additional tax collected from UTech’s certificate earners, the payback period to the state, and their retention in the workforce.  



The Retention of Working College Students in Utah

September 27, 2019

Work status by age graph

In the Utah Data Research Center's latest report on Outcomes for Working College Students in Utah, it found that working students had a retention rate of 75% compared to 85% of non-working students in 2015. Working had a correlation of decreasing a student’s odds of returning for a second semester by 30.4% compared to non-working students.  



Work Status by Age of College Students in Utah

September 19, 2019

Work status by age graph

In the Utah Data Research Center's latest report on Outcomes for Working College Students in Utah, it analyzed students ages 17 to 54 and separated them into two subgroups: ages 17-29 (younger) and ages 30-54 (older). This was to reflect the different decisions these groups make since younger students tend to attend college for the first time, while older students tend to be returning students and already established in the workforce.  



Outcomes for Working College Students in Utah

September 10, 2019

Working Students Data Narrative on laptop

The Utah Data Research Center today published its report and data narrative on Outcomes for Working College Students in Utah. This research helps recognize the challenges faced by working students by better understanding the factors associated with their academic outcomes. The report compares the academic performance of working and non-working students by age, gender, Pell eligibility, institution, and race/ethnicity. 



Average cost per award by university or college in Utah

August 15, 2019

Award by Institution

The P-20 metrics explores the preparation of the workforce and the alignment of education with industry needs. One of the metrics analyzes the average cost per award by university or college in Utah from 2008-2017. This describes the average cost of a degree of any kind to an institution, including room and board, supplies, and other expenses.



UDRC Presents in D.C. on Strategic Marketing for Research and Data Products

July 19, 2019

time to graduation

In July, the Utah Data Research Center (UDRC) presented a breakout session at the 2019 National Center for Education Statistics’ (NCES) STATS-DC Data Conference in Washington D.C. UDRC shared how to build a user experience with a design style guide and R Markdown report template, and how to strategically market research and data products to stakeholders and the general public.



Time to graduation for Utah students seeking a bachelor's degree

July 19, 2019

time to graduation

This metric measures the percentage of a given cohort that has graduated with a bachelor's degree within 4, 6, and 8 years of entering college, minus exclusions such as students who leave for ecclesiastical service or to join the military. The average graduation rate within 4 years was 17% while the average graduation rate within 8 years was 48% in 2016.




Utah students engaged in distance education

July 10, 2019

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In Utah, distance education is defined as a course where at least 80% of the course uses one or more technologies to teach students who are removed from the instructor. This P-20 metric on distance education looks at Utah student enrollment in the fall semester of 2016. 



New Research Document Style Guide Released

By: Kelsey A. Martinez, Ph.D.
July 3, 2019

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This week, the UDRC released its research document style guide. The guide assures uniformity and high quality of research documents released by the UDRC. All research documents follow APA style for grammar and citations. At the content and organization level, our research documents will follow an academic style format.



UDRC previews its new research at “Bagels & Research” Event

June 27, 2019

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The Utah Data Research Center (UDRC) previewed its new research products and data narratives at an inaugural data research meetup with more than 50 peers from the research community including from higher education institutions, policy centers, non-profit organizations, and government agencies. Below are short summaries about the new research that will be released in the coming months from UDRC. 



Utah Data Research Center receives Best of Utah award for partnership

June 12, 2019

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The Utah Data Research Center received a Best of Utah award for “Best Partnership” at the Utah Digital Government Summit on June 4, 2019. The award recognized the center’s efforts in collaborating with several government agencies to consolidate datasets for research and analysis. Read part of the award nomination that explained the success of UDRC with the help of its partners. 


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