Weber State University will celebrate 125 years as an evolving community-based institution of higher learning next week with a variety of activities.
WSU is one of Utah's four regional/comprehensive universities that fulfill a necessary role in preparing Utah students to compete in a global job marketplace. Southern Utah University in Cedar City, Utah Valley University in Orem and Dixie State University in St. George provide the same type of educational service in their respective communities.
While the Beehive State's two research universities the University of Utah and Utah State University focus on graduate programs and research, the regional universities concentrate on individual undergraduate education. That means they follow an open-access philosophy of accepting students at all levels of academic achievement and then helping those students meet their education and career goals by providing remedial courses and counseling when needed. Most also offer advanced degrees in select fields 11 at WSU.