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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.


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