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Employment and wages in Utah after postsecondary graduation

May 24, 2019

wages

One of the metrics in Utah’s Education Pipeline observes the employment and wage outcomes for those graduating from a university or college from either a 1-, 2-, or 4-year program. For employment outcomes, 89% of students were employed at one year after graduation. 



Top Five Grammar Rules from the APA Style Guide

By: Britnee Johnston
May 24, 2019

apa style

Some grammar rules are hotly debated, such as using the oxford comma or not. To help our team at the Utah Data Research Center avoid conflicting grammar choices, we follow the APA style guide for our research reports and data narratives. It is important to have consistent writing standards to ensure all our written products have the same branded style. We share five of the most common APA style rules we have come across in our projects.  



How many first-time Utah college students return for a second year?

May 15, 2019

postsecondary retention

Access to postsecondary education is critical for the economic health of the state. Not only do graduates earn more on average, but they are also less likely to face unemployment and more likely to report greater job satisfaction. Retention is an indicator related to postsecondary success. In 2012, 80% of students who entered a Utah Systems of Higher Education (USHE) institution had returned for a second semester by 2016.  



How to make SVGs in D3 resize with the screen

By: Britnee Johnston
May 8, 2019

D3 code

As part of the Utah Data Research Center’s design philosophy, we ensure our data narratives are intuitive and seamless—regardless of the device a user is using to view it. In order to do this, we code our D3 graphs to be responsive in size on any screen format including cellphones, tablets, laptops, and desktops.  



Utah students earning credits in advanced courses

May 1, 2019

Advanced course chart.

In 2017, 59% of Utah high school students earned credit in an advanced course. Participation in advanced courses not only helps prepare students for employment, but helps them earn college credit as well. The four options for advanced coursework are Advanced Placement courses (AP), International Baccalaureate courses (IB), Concurrent Enrollment (CE) and Career and Technical Education courses (CTE).  


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