Student Access and Success

student access and successPeople in the Salt Lake area know about the College, literally from the time they’re born. The College has a program that distributes magnetic picture frames as part of the care packages local hospitals give to families of newborns. And SLCC’s presence in the community remains throughout people’s lives. The College reaches people in many ways and, as it does, reminds them that SLCC is an option and that everyone can get an education here.

SLCC underwrites local public broadcast radio, offers youth science summer camps, holds basketball clinics with players and personnel from the Utah Jazz, offers MESA/STEP programs, hosts state and regional competitions—from SkillsUSA to the Utah State High School basketball tournament, provides concurrent enrollment for high school students, and many, many more activities that touch people’s lives. The Know Greater Heroes program alone puts SLCC scholarship athletes, cheerleaders (and Brutus, the school mascot) in front of tens of thousands of local elementary students each year.

Once students get here, SLCC is fully committed to their success. The College offers an array of student services to make sure students can find their way around, use the resources available, and get the classes they need.

SLCC classrooms—including online classrooms—feature innovative education practices. Learning communities and cohort groups mean that students learn together. With the latest ideas to flip classrooms, offer ePortfolios, online classes (massive and otherwise), and create resources like a new Math Emporium, SLCC’s teachers are continually looking for new and better ways to reach students.

A Gen Ed Step Ahead program let students get all of their general education in once place.

The College has maintained its open-enrollment policy since its inception in 1948, and maintains a 20-1 student-to-faculty ratio.


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