Southern Utah University Leads Enrollment Growth in State University System

Published: October 17, 2022 | Author: David Bishop | Read Time: 2 minutes

First day of school at SUUSpurred by an increase in the enrollment of online students, Southern Utah University led all other institutions in the Utah System of Higher Education (USHE) in year to year growth. According to third-week enrollment data released by USHE, SUU experienced a 5.28 percent enrollment increase and now has 14,330 students in both on-campus and online programs.

“We are pleased that so many students are choosing SUU to continue their education,” said SUU President Mindy Benson. “Taking into consideration the impact of on-campus growth on the Cedar City community, we made a concerted effort to increase our online degree enrollment and it paid off. Our robust online programs give greater access to students, especially non-traditional students looking to earn a college degree.”

SUU has 2,437 online students, that’s 17 percent of the University’s total enrollment. Online enrollment grew by 5.5 percent year to year.

SUU saw increased enrollment from international students (19.7%), graduate students (9.8%) and undergraduate students (4.7%).

“We are fully committed to providing increased access and affordable degree options to students looking to further their education,” said Stuart Jones, SUU vice president for advancement and enrollment management. “We have frozen tuition for four straight years and created innovative programs like the $9,000 Bachelor of General Studies online degree to give greater access for people to earn a college degree.”

Over the past decade, SUU has been one of the fastest growing regional universities in the country, according to data released by the Chronicle of Higher Education. SUU also ranks second in the Western United States for students graduating with the least amount of debt.

Celebrating its 125th anniversary, SUU offers more than 150 undergraduate programs, and 32 graduate and certificate programs. With the start of the 2022 academic year, SUU also offers its first doctorate degree program, a Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.).

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