EDUCATION + SCHOOLS

Salt Lake Community College: the selling points beyond affordability

Feb 9, 2023, 4:00 PM | Updated: 5:18 pm

Image of Salt Lake Community College, where a body was found on Wednesday....

FILE: Salt Lake Community College in Salt Lake City on Friday, March 19, 2021. Photo credit: Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News

SALT LAKE CITY — As the numbers of attendees continue to grow, Salt Lake Community College administration says there is more to offer than affordable tuition. 

According to Salote Halatoa, Assistant Admissions Director at SLCC, 50% of SLCC students are first-generation college students.

“Our students are what make our college so great,” said Halatoa. 

The financial incentive is undeniable.  For a full year at SLCC, as a full-time student, tuition is just over $4,000 annually. 

“Our students save a lot of money starting with us,” said Halatoa. However, she said there are other selling points. 

Related: Salt Lake Community College to host Black History Month events

When asked her pitch for the community college route, Halatoa told KSL NewsRadio’s Dave and Dujanovic that SLCC is a good start for many people.

“No matter what your end goal is, our college is the really smart start.”

Students get the same quality education for half the price and with smaller class sizes. “You get that really intimate community at our college,” she said. 

Transferability and accessibility are also key factors according to Halatoa. SLCC has articulation agreements with all of the four-year universities in Utah, making transferring credits simple. 

Additionally, with campuses across Salt Lake Valley, classrooms are increasingly accessible for students. 

Other examples of accessibility are SLCC’s wide range of financial aid. “We have tons of scholarships from academic, to diversity scholarships, leadership scholarships, athletic scholarships, the list goes on and on,” said Halatoa. 

Listen to Assistant Admissions Director at SLCC, Salote Halatoa, discuss the benefits of the college. 

 

 

We want to hear from you.

Have a story idea or tip? Send it to the KSL NewsRadio team here.

Education + Schools

Generic image of crime scene tape. A man and a woman were shot in a home in Naples, forcing the nea...

Michael Houck

Shooting near Naples Elementary School forces lockdown, two victims hospitalized

A man and a woman were shot in a home in Naples, forcing the nearby Naples Elementary School to lockdown Wednesday afternoon.

11 hours ago

Students walk to their buses after school at Rose Springs Elementary in Erda, Tooele County, on Thu...

Jessica Lowell & Devin Oldroyd

Application process for the Utah Fits All Scholarship now open

The application for the Utah Fits All Scholarship is now open. The scholarship will allow families to apply for up to $8,000 of state funds.

11 hours ago

taylor swift performing eras tour concert, a new class at weber state focuses on swift...

SAM HERRERA, KSL NEWSRADIO AND MIKE ANDERSON, KSL TV

Weber State University to offer class on Taylor Swift this fall

The Weber State University Taylor Swift class was offered for the first time this spring and filled up quickly.

2 days ago

cellphone schools...

Peter Johnston

Bill that would remove competency test requirement for teachers looks ready to pass

Currently, those pursuing a teaching license in Utah are required to pass a classroom management test. However, it could disappear from Utah's teaching licensure requirements if a bill passes the Senate this week.

2 days ago

After starting the new year with poor air quality, Utah may finally be able to take a breath and fi...

Heather Peterson

New black carbon sensor is more portable but just as accurate, study finds

A new study from the University of Utah finds that recently released black carbon new units are just as accurate in detecting black carbon, but they are more portable and affordable.

2 days ago

A lone American flag waves in the morning breeze Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2002, at the Bonneville Salt F...

Allessandra Harris

Water may be the solution to saving the salt flats

With the Bonneville Salt Flats eroding, newly discovered research may have found a way to save them.

6 days ago

Sponsored Articles

overhead view of a few aisles in a department store...

Big Deal Outlet

There is a Big Deal coming to Midvale: Local discount chain opens 8th store

If you love the thrill of finding good deals, check out the grand opening of Big Deal Outlet in Midvale from February 29 - March 2.

Mother and cute toddler child in a little fancy wooden cottage, reading a book, drinking tea and en...

Visit Bear Lake

How to find the best winter lodging in Bear Lake, Utah

Winter lodging in Bear Lake can be more limited than in the summer, but with some careful planning you can easily book your next winter trip.

Happy family in winter clothing at the ski resort, winter time, watching at mountains in front of t...

Visit Bear Lake

Ski more for less: Affordable ski resorts near Bear Lake, Utah

Plan your perfect ski getaway in Bear Lake this winter, with pristine slopes, affordable tickets, and breathtaking scenery.

front of the Butch Cassidy museum with a man in a cowboy hat standing in the doorway...

Bear Lake Convention and Visitors Bureau

Looking Back: The History of Bear Lake

The history of Bear Lake is full of fascinating stories. At over 250,000 years old, the lake has seen generations of people visit its shores.

silhouette of a family looking over a lake with a bird in the top corner flying...

Bear Lake Convention and Visitors Bureau

8 Fun Activities To Do in Bear Lake Without Getting in the Water

Bear Lake offers plenty of activities for the whole family to enjoy without having to get in the water. Catch 8 of our favorite activities.

Wellsville Mountains in the spring with a pond in the foreground...

Wasatch Property Management

Advantages of Renting Over Owning a Home

Renting allows you to enjoy luxury amenities and low maintenance without the long-term commitment and responsibilities of owning a home.

Salt Lake Community College: the selling points beyond affordability