Week of 9/17
On Friday the 15th, a group of students left Boise Bible College to come to Salt Lake and learn about the culture of our city. These students participated in Impact's service project at the Pregnancy Resource Center, took a tour of the temple, taught 2 of our Bible Fellowship classes, and helped with the set up of our knitting room. Let's take a moment to pray for Boise Bible College. Specifically they have asked for prayer for the following things:
Wisdom for our new president, Derek Voorhees
Strength for our current students amidst a busy semester
The Lord will bring more students to BBC
Week of 9/10
As the 2017-2018 school year has kicked off, we want on focus on our college students. Three of our Impact students are going to inform us on what is happening on our local campuses, and then we'll pray.
I am RJ and I currently attend Salt Lake Community College (SLCC). I am one of 29,000 SLCC students. There are 982 public community colleges, 90 independent and 36 tribal colleges. Last year, community colleges across America awarded some 806,000 Associates Degrees. Veterans make up 4% and single parents make up 17% of total community college enrollment. Those that are first generation college students make up 36% and average tuition and fees total to just $3,600.
I am Esther and I currently attend the University of Utah. In-state tuition is $8,500 a year, as opposed to out of state tuition, which is $27,000 a year. There are over 31,000 students enrolled at the U. There are over 2,000 international students in attendance. Nationally, there are 1.2 million international students, which is up 6.6% from last year. China and India are number 1 and 2 at sending students to the U.S. There are 175,000 students that attend public colleges and universities in Utah. Just in our valley, there are about 65,000 college students.
I am Luke and I currently attend Westminster College, which is currently ranked as the number 1 small college in Utah. Westminster was once a Presbyterian College, but changed to a Liberal Arts College in the 1970's. We have over 2,000 students that meet on a 27 acre campus. The most popular majors include: Business, Management, Marketing, Social Sciences, Psychology, and Biomedical Sciences. Tuition and fees are $32,000 a year.
Nationally, Utah is the only state that has more males than females in enrollment.
Impact has lunch groups that meet on each campus.
- SLCC- Tuesdays
- The U- Wednesdays and Thursdays
- Westminster- Wednesdays
Please pray for our students, their campuses, and Impact Campus Ministries.