Talk:List of colleges and universities in Utah

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Inclusion of George Wythe College[edit]

I don't think George Wythe College should qualify for this list, as its attendance is less than 200, it has never been accredited, and it is more like a seminar business than an actual "college". --TrustTruth (talk) 06:03, 11 August 2008 (UTC)

Please substantiate your claim that George Wythe College is "more like a seminar business." I have visited the campus and seen classes in progress and do not find it to be as you claim. George Wythe College actually encourages people to visit the campus unannounced and view a class - you are welcome to try it. Perhaps the on-campus enrollment is small, but so is Neumont University at "about 300" students according to the receptionist. The difference between Neumont's enrollment and George Wythe's enrollment is minimal when compared to BYU's 34,000 students. Including GWC's Distance Study and Extension Course students would increase the enrollment number substantially. Universidad Hispana is not accredited either: http://consumerprotection.utah.gov/lists/schools-registered.pdf as this list shows. Additionally, perhaps Western Governors University should be removed because it doesn't have a traditional brick-and-mortar student campus in Utah - at least GWC has that. Maybe Webster University Utah should be reconsidered because it does not offer BA degrees. No, none of them should be removed. Each institution is offering an educational experience which some people choose to take advantage of. Please do not single out George Wythe because it does not meet your standards. 2ewrap (talk) 01:41, 26 September 2008 (UTC)
My claim is based on the following statement by the current president Shanon Brooks: "In 2002...three major concepts surfaced that would prove to not only solve our mission concerns but also take care of operating expenses: speaking, seminars, and products." Based on this and other statements cited in the GW article, the organization appears to generate most of its revenue from seminars, hence my statement that it seems more like a seminar business than a college. I'm trying to be objective. --TrustTruth (talk) 05:39, 26 September 2008 (UTC)