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Season 2 Episode 10

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The Future of Higher Education

In the past five years, Utah colleges and universities have raised tuition by more than $100M. The state is also one year into an aggressive plan to overhaul higher education by bringing technical colleges and universities under one umbrella. We examine whether efforts to reach underserved students are working and what’s being done to ensure access to higher education for everyone.

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Overcoming Higher Education Obstacles

The COVID-19 pandemic created financial hardships and other challenges for many Utah students pursuing higher education including one first-generation University of Utah undergraduate. Learn how this student sought out resources, sacrificed, and managed to continue pursuing her dream of becoming the first person in her family to graduate from college.