Utah Women & Education
There is the need in Utah to increase the number of women completing postsecondary degrees and certificates. Benefits to women holding postsecondary degrees include:
- more effectively contributing to the local, social, and economic development of the state;
- realizing their own potential for positive influence and contributions to the public and private good; and
- positively influencing and contributing in family, societal, and work contexts.
Take a look at these newly released Benefits of Completing College At-A-Glance Information Sheets from the Utah Women and Education Initiative. These sheets are for use in a variety of settings, including classrooms, churches, families, nonprofits, and community groups.
At-A-Glance Info Sheets
The Benefits of Completing College Series (1-page handouts)
- Introduction and Overview
- Better Jobs and Higher Pay
- Healthier and Happier Lifestyles
- Confident, Stronger Sense of Self
- Intellectual and Reasoning Abilities
For more information and resources visit the Utah Women and Education Initiative website.
A professor at Utah Valley University who founded the Utah Women in Education Project says women in the state continue to lag behind the rest of the nation in college graduation rates, despite gains in recent years. Dr. Susan Madsen was speaking at an annual meeting of the independent research group Utah Foundation.