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State Plans to Buy Land for Colleges, Universities

State Plans to Buy Land for Colleges, Universities

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ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) -- State higher education officials plan to buy up as much land as they can in the next few years so the state's public colleges and universities will have room to grow.

The state Board of Regents have voted to consider opportunities for land acquisition more aggressively going into the next decade.

Regent Nolan Karras calls the plan to explore options of acquiring land for every campus is "a no-brainer" given the current state of the economy and increasing property values.

At Dixie State College, the school's 115-acre footprint has reached its capacity. School officials there say for the college to meet its strategic planning goals for increased enrollment, future building and expansion options are needed.

Information from: Deseret Morning News

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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