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Utah State University Blanding Sees Big Jump in Enrollment in 2019


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USU Blanding Students

Utah State University (USU) Blanding had a big jump in their fall 2019 enrollment. USU Blanding saw year-over-year growth of 8.2%. With this increase, the total enrollment for USU Blanding is 565 undergraduate students and 30 graduate students.

One of those undergraduate students, freshman Gracee Bowers, chose to stay close to home and take advantage of USU Blanding’s small classes sizes and save money on a prestigious Utah State degree.

“I came to USU Blanding because I wanted to stay closer to my family for a while. USU Blanding was the lowest tuition option for me, and it’s also a good school right in Blanding where I am from. Something I like most about USU Blanding is the small classes because I am able to get one-on-one help from my teachers. I also like the work that USU puts in to make sure we all feel safe, and have fun,” said Bowers.

Student Hunter Warren chose USU Blanding to take advantage of the smaller class sizes and regular campus events and clubs. “The class sizes are small enough for you to be able to interact with your professor. At USU Blanding, your professors really care about you and want you to succeed. There are plenty of clubs, like the nursing club, study abroad, and journalism. Plus, there are activities almost every week. This campus has helped me become the person I am today.”

According to USU Blanding Associate Vice President Kristian Olsen, USU Blanding campus is quickly becoming the go-to university for students in the Four Corners region. “More and more students are recognizing the benefits of having a world-class university in their backyard. It is an amazing campus located in what I would argue is the prettiest part of Utah. We are proud to be part of USU and this community.”

USU Blanding is one of 34 statewide campuses and centers in the USU system. The campus is home to 18 certificates, nine associate degrees, 25 bachelor’s degrees, 21 master’s degrees and two doctorate degrees. The campus also offers a wide range of Career & Technical Education and health professions degree programs.

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