|Type||Public university system|
|Established||March 21, 1969|
|Commissioner||Dave R. Woolstenhulme|
|Students||223,829 students (Fall 2021)|
The Utah System of Higher Education (USHE) is the public university system of the state of Utah. It includes each of the state's sixteen public institutions of higher education, including its eight technical colleges.
On March 21, 1969, the Utah State Legislature passed the Utah Higher Education Act of 1969, establishing the Utah System of Higher Education and its governing body, the State Board of Higher Education, to govern Utah's (at the time) nine institutions of higher learning, as well as administer the federal Higher Education Act of 1965.
In 1977, an amendment was passed to rename the board to the Utah State Board of Regents, as well as increase its membership to sixteen, with provisions for appointing of a student member. Subsequently, a 1981 amendment further increased this number to seventeen, with the seventeenth member being the Lieutenant Governor of Utah.
Today, the board consists of eighteen Utah citizens, all of whom are appointed by the Governor of Utah. Two of those members are Student Board members, one from a degree-granting public institution of higher education and the other from a technical college. Each board member is appointed to six-year staggered term, with the exception of the student board members, who are appointed to one-year terms.
Colleges and universities
Public colleges and universities
|Southern Utah University||Cedar City||1897||11,224||$29.9 million (2019)||NCAA Div I
|University of Utah||Salt Lake City||1850||32,818||$1.07 billion (2020)||NCAA Div I
|Utah State University||Logan||1888||27,426||$427.4 million (2020)||NCAA Div I
|Utah Tech University||St. George||1911||11,193||$16.3 million (2019)||NCAA Div I
|Utah Valley University||Orem||1941||41,728||$39.8 million (2019)||NCAA Div I
|Weber State University||Ogden||1889||26,681||$155.2 million (2020)||NCAA Div I
- Bridgerland Technical College — Logan
- Davis Technical College — Kaysville
- Dixie Technical College — St. George
- Mountainland Technical College — Lehi
- Ogden–Weber Technical College — Ogden
- Southwest Technical College — Cedar City
- Tooele Technical College — Tooele
- Uintah Basin Technical College — Roosevelt
- "Institutional Data Resources: Headcount". Utah System of Higher Education. Retrieved 27 October 2021.
- "The State System of Higher Education". Policy No. 102 of 23 January 1997. Retrieved 27 October 2021.
- Newell, Jackson; Ueyama, Takeyuki. "Higher Education in Utah". Utah History Encyclopedia. Utah Education Network. Retrieved 27 October 2021.
- "Utah State Board of Higher Education, Role Of". Policy No. 1-1 of 7 December 1983. Retrieved 27 October 2021.
- "About the Board". Utah System of Higher Education. Retrieved 27 October 2021.
- "Resolution of Appreciation: Board of Regents". Resolution No. TAB K of 15 May 2020 (PDF). USHE Board of Regents. Retrieved 27 October 2021.
- University of Utah Board of Regents Meeting Minutes, 1906-1969 at University of Utah Digital Library, Marriott Library Special Collections