Teaching & Learning

USU Moab Sees Record Enrollment Growth

MOAB, Utah — Utah State University Moab is thrilled to announce a 15.8% growth in enrollment for the Fall 2023 semester, the largest growth the campus has seen in the last decade. In addition to this growth, USU Moab Concurrent Enrollment, which is supported by Grand County High School and the school district, saw a 16.3% enrollment increase.

Samantha Campbell, director of students at USU Moab, expressed her delight about the increase, which she attributes to the unwavering dedication of faculty and staff and the generous support of the community, partners, advisory council and several others.

"Our goal is to serve the communities in Moab and Grand County,” Campbell said. “We strive to provide high-quality education that will help students achieve their personal and professional goals. We could not be prouder of our students. They are dedicated to their education and to the community."

The achievement is seen by leaders as a testament to the hard work and commitment of the entire USU Moab faculty and staff, who dedicate themselves to delivering an exceptional educational experience for students in the region. The institution’s strong connection to the local community, combined with the efforts of numerous supporters, has played a vital role in the enrollment growth.

Rachel Stenta, a key contributor to the enrollment growth in her role as Technical Education coordinator, supports Career and Technical Education students and oversees Concurrent Enrollment at USU Moab. Her unwavering commitment to the community and students was evident in her remarks on the enrollment spike.

"There is so much talent in the community and the high schools,” Stenta said. “My goal is to help others find what works for them and support them through their educational journey. The USU Moab campus has a lot to offer, from nursing to welding to concurrent enrollment for high school students. We believe everyone should have the chance to gain the training and education they need to achieve their goals."

USU Moab is excited about the positive impact this growth will have on the local community and the students it serves. The institution remains dedicated to providing an exceptional educational experience and continuing to be a pillar of support for Moab and Grand County.

Located in the outdoor recreation paradise of Moab and boasting one of the greenest buildings on any USU campus, Utah State University Moab offers students the personalized attention and small class sizes of a small-town college with the resources of a large university. With programs such as Nursing, Elementary Education, Recreation Resource Management and Social Work, technical education in Health Professions, Automotive and Business, and degree options ranging from associate to doctorate degrees, USU Moab offers programs that help fuel local economies and empower individuals and their communities. Learn more at moab.usu.edu.


Kristian Olsen
Senior Associate Vice President
Utah State University Blanding & Moab

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