Jun. 17, 9:00 AM
The Education Interim Committee of the State Legislature holds a public meeting.
Feb. 23 - Mar. 22
Comcast Newsmakers interviews Robyn Bagley about www.Utah-EducationFacts.com
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The 2009 Legislative Session concluded on Thursday, March 12th at midnight
This year marks the 25th anniversary of the landmark report, A Nation at Risk.
In the 2007-08 school year, Utah spent $8,224 per public school student.
Charter schools are independent public schools run by parents or non-profits.
The average class size in Utah is 22.2
High school students can graduate with an associate's degree and a scholarship worth 75% of college tuition.
Utah's unique demographics play a major role in Utah's class sizes being the highest in the nation.
Utah has the largest average household size in the U.S.
In Utah, there are only 2.44 people in the work force for every public school student.
|Percent of Utah |
| Public School Students2||524,003||21%|
|Utah Work Force3||1,276,929||50%|
|Number of Workers|
1 out of every 5 Utahns is a public school student. The percentage of Utah's population that is enrolled in a public school is the second highest in the U.S. (Alaska is #1). In addition, Utah has the lowest amount of personal income per student in the U.S.
Enrollment as % of Population and Personal Income Figures
U.S. Census Bureau4
|% of State's Population Enrolled |
in Public School (Fall 2005)
|Amount of Personal |
Income Per Student (2005)
|% Population |
|NATIONAL AVERAGE||16.32%||NATIONAL AVERAGE||$213,901|