KAYSVILLE, UT, October 31, 2023 – Davis Technical College (Davis Tech) grew by 313 students for a total fall enrollment of 4,152, according to the annual enrollment report just released by the Utah System of Higher Education. Davis Tech has the largest 2023 first quarter (Q1) headcount and headcount growth among the technical colleges in Utah and makes up 20.3 percent of the total enrollment at the eight technical colleges.
This increase follows a strong year of growth. For FY 2023, ending in June, Davis Tech expanded enrollment to 6,645, marking an impressive increase of 449 students compared to the previous year. At this rate, Davis Tech is on track to exceed 7,000 students in FY 2024.
“It is very exciting to see our enrollment continue to grow,” said Davis Tech President Darin Brush. “This is a testament to the hard work and quality of our faculty and staff, who make Davis Technical College a magnet institution. With 37 programs leading to careers in demand, Davis Tech is doing its part to prepare the Utah workforce to meet the needs of the state’s employers.”
Davis Tech remains committed to increasing access to postsecondary education. 20.9% of the first quarter enrollment are students from historically underrepresented communities.
Also, in 2023 Q1, 128 Davis Tech students enrolled in nine programs at the Utah Department of Corrections (UDC). This includes three new women’s programs implemented this summer.
“Our students are often first-time college students. These programs are an enormous first step in their lives and often the first step toward much-needed change,” said Dan Powers, Davis Tech Director of Rehabilitative Programs. “In the last three years, 78 percent of Davis Tech UDC graduates have not returned to prison; further strengthening families and communities–careers begin, homes are purchased, apartments are rented, and communities are built stronger.”
- Photo: CNC Machining student Juan Sanchez in Davis Tech CNC Machining lab