Officials to Study Transforming UVSC into University

Officials to Study Transforming UVSC into University

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OREM, Utah (AP) -- Education officials are weighing whether or not Utah Valley State College should turn into a university.

Over the next year, officials will study the possibility of turning the college into a university.

According to a report, written by consultant James Phelps, students would benefit greatly if the school turn into a university. The Phelps' report says employers give greater preference to candidates with degrees from universities than colleges.

Officials say in order to become a university, U-V-S-C would have to offer graduate degrees and increase the number of full-time faculty.

Utah Higher Education Commissioner Richard Kendell says although he doesn't know the exact price tag, he says it would NOT be cheap for the school to become a university.

Education experts will start the study in November.


Information from: Deseret Morning News

(Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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