Core Theme 1: Access
Graduates have next step success.
- Through a collaborative effort between Student Affairs, college deans, and the Alumni Association, a graduate survey is administered each semester. Findings from the 2012-13 survey revealed that 86 percent of bachelor’s degree recipients seeking full-time employment were employed at the time of graduation with an average salary of $41,000. Data are based on 2,008 responses.
- Weber State’s 2013 Career Fair (sponsored by Career Services) on January 31 brought 85 regional and national employers on campus to discuss job opportunities with WSU students. In addition to the Career Fair, WSU Career Services also hosted a Construction Management fair with 18 employers, a summer and fall jobs fair with 63 employers, a Criminal Justice Fair with 40 employers, and a Graduate School Fair with 98 graduate schools present.
- In September 2012, WSU was awarded a grant to continue our Veterans Upward Bound Program. WSU will receive $306,313 per year to serve 144 veteran students in pursuing postsecondary education across the Wasatch Front.
- In January 2013, Student to Student was awarded an ImPACT (Improving Preparation, Access and Communities Together) grant for the third year for $40,000 to further evolve the Summer Summit to a leadership, cultural diversity, academic and college preparation experience for incoming high school seniors and undergraduate program leaders.
- Weber State University was awarded an $8,000 Citi Foundation Grant to continue the College Outreach Advocate Project and develop long-term database tracking support under the Student to Student Program.
- Over the 2012-13 academic year, 488 unique international students were enrolled from 45 countries. The numbers of J-1 exchange visitors and students have more than doubled during 2012-2013 academic year. Weber State University hosted more than 55 exchange students and scholars.
- The Veteran Services Program served 1082 student veterans and 67 dependents in the 2012-13 academic year.
- The Veterans Upward Bound program worked with 120 veteran students over the past year to assist them in developing academic skills and pursuing their educational goals.
- The Bridges program worked with 135 underrepresented students to transition them from high school to Weber State University during the summer of 2012. Of those students, 97 students enrolled for the fall semester.
- The Gateway to Education Initiative was established to focus on supporting the efforts of the Community Education Center, targeted marketing and development of the Oportunidad scholarship program.
- Student to Student partnered with Latinos in Action to host its Northern Utah Conference in March where 900 Latino students from 25 partnering schools attended.
- “Expect the Great” African American College and Career Fair was hosted in November with over 200 attendees. The GEAR UP Program targeted 1002 students in the Ogden City School district.
- Through the work of Education Access and Outreach and Upward Bound, 432 underrepresented high school seniors participated in programs and events at Weber State University during the 2012-13 academic year. A total of $965,170 was awarded to seniors in the form of scholarships and activity waivers to attend postsecondary education.