USU Moab Center enrollment grows by 42 percent
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The parking lot at the USU Moab Center is more full than in past years due to a significant jump in the number of students enrolled in classes this fall, USU officials said. Courtesy photo
The parking lot at the USU Moab Center is more full than in past years due to a significant jump in the number of students enrolled in classes this fall, USU officials said. Courtesy photo
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Student enrollment in on the rise this fall at the USU Moab Center, officials said. This semester, 75 students signed up for classes at the Moab center, marking a 42 percent increase in enrollments from the previous year. 

“I could not be more pleased with the growth of the Moab Center this year,” said Steve Hawks, associate dean and executive director for the Southeast Centers. “This is probably the highest enrollment we have had in fifteen years. I am optimistic that enrollment will continue to grow in Moab and Grand County.”   

USU officials said some of the growth can be attributed to “offering a full array of services to the community.”  USU now offers more college degrees at the Moab center, and area residents can earn their Utah High School Completion Diploma (formerly GED) at the center. Area residents also have the opportunity through the center to continue or complete a college degree, USU officials said. 

The USU-Moab center also has increased the number of local community members teaching courses for the university, using an interactive video conference system. And the College of Eastern Utah is also offering several courses at the USU center, officials said.

“The College of Eastern Utah is offering criminal justice, certified nursing assistant, and medical terminology programs using our facilities,” Hawks said. “Counting those enrollments we have close to 90 students attending classes in Moab. We are looking more and more like a campus and our parking lot is full.”

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