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81 Colleges in Utah

So you want to attend college in Utah?

If you are a native or a Utah implant, there are a variety of reasons that you may want to attend college at home, ranging from easy access to your favorite extra-curricular activities to the weather.

Top Schools

The Utah schools with the best nationwide ranking in 2010 were:

  1. University of Utah - located in Salt Lake City, it was ranked 27th in the nation
  2. Brigham Young University - located in Provo, it was ranked 56th in the nation
  3. Stevens-Henager College of Business-Provo - located in Orem, it was ranked 57th in the nation

 

Programs Offered

There are an estimated 388,712 students enrolled in one of the 592 bachelors degree programs offered at Utah colleges and universities. This is 38.1% of Utah's total student population of 935,660 students. Another 38.7% of students are enrolled in one of Utah's 602 certificate or associate's degree programs. The remaining 23.2% of Utah college students are pursuing graduate-level degrees from one of Utah's 360 master's or Ph.D. level programs.

The most popular courses of study in Utah are:

  1. Healthcare - 9% of students graduated from healthcare programs
  2. Business - 8% of students graduated from business programs
  3. Nursing - 4% of students graduated from nursing programs

Tuition

In 2011, in-state tuition at Utah schools cost an average of $6,101 per year. Tuition at individual schools varied from $2,542 per year to $33,380 per year. In 2011, the Utah schools charging the highest tuition were:

  1. Neumont University - located in South Jordan, it charged students a tuition of $33,380 per year
  2. Stevens-Henager College-Ogden - located in Ogden, it charged students a tuition of $27,350 per year
  3. Westminster College - located in Salt Lake City, it charged students a tuition of $25,980 per year

The lowest tuition rates in Utah were charged at the following schools:

  1. Snow College - located in Ephraim, it charged students a tuition of $2,542 per year
  2. Utah State University-College of Eastern Utah - located in Price, it charged students a tuition of $2,670 per year
  3. Latter-day Saints Business College - located in Salt Lake City, it charged students a tuition of $2,900 per year

Financial Aid

Students in Utah received $324,777,392 in financial aid in 2008. Institutional grants and scholarships accounted for 70% of this aid. In 2008, the schools providing the most institutional financial aid to students were:

Utah Student Demographics

Utah colleges and universities have an average student population of 3,228 students. 8 Utah schools have more than 10,000 students each. In 2010, the following the Utah colleges and universities had the largest student populations:

  1. Salt Lake Community College - located in Salt Lake City, it had 34,966 students
  2. Brigham Young University - located in Provo, it had 34,130 students
  3. University of Utah - located in Salt Lake City, it had 29,284 students

The Utah schools with the least number of students enrolled in 2010 were:

  1. Ogden Institute of Massage Therapy - located in Ogden, it had 19 students
  2. Evans Hairstyling College - located in Cedar City, it had 20 students
  3. Skin Institute - located in Saint George, it had 22 students

Graduation Rates

Each year, approximately 89,379 students graduate from colleges and universities around the state. In 2010, the graduation rates were highest at the following Utah colleges and universities:

  1. Stevens-Henager College of Business-Provo - located in Orem, it had a graduation rate of 100%
  2. Mountainland Applied Technology College - located in Orem, it had a graduation rate of 100%
  3. Skinworks School of Advanced Skincare - located in Salt Lake City, it had a graduation rate of 93%

The following Utah colleges and universities had the lowest graduation rates:

  1. Eagle Gate College - located in Salt Lake City, it had a graduation rate of 14%
  2. Utah Valley University - located in Orem, it had a graduation rate of 18%
  3. Western Governors University - located in Salt Lake City, it had a graduation rate of 22%

Diversity

Colleges and universities in Utah do not have a diverse student population. In 2009, only an average of 24% of undergraduate students were from ethnically-diverse backgrounds. The male to female ratio for undergraduates was 4 to 10. About 68% of undergraduate students at Utah schools were 24 years of age or younger. The most diverse student populations were at the following Utah institutions:

  1. Careers Unlimited - located in Orem, 100% of students were from minority backgrounds
  2. Skinworks School of Advanced Skincare - located in Salt Lake City, 100% of students were from minority backgrounds
  3. Skin Science Institute - located in Salt Lake City, 100% of students were from minority backgrounds

Utah Faculty Demographics

Although the students at Utah schools are not very diverse, the faculty at Utah colleges and universities is diverse. In 2009, 32% of faculty at Utah schools were from a racial or ethnic minority background. Amongst Utah faculty, the female to male ratio was 1 to 1.

Faculty to Student Ratio

On average, for every 100 students in Utah colleges and universities, there were 15 faculty in 2009. The Utah schools with the largest faculty to student ratio were:

  1. ImageWorks Academy of Hair Design
  2. Ogden Institute of Massage Therapy
  3. Renaissance School of Therapeutic Massage

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Check out our list of the Top 50 Jobs in Utah!

Rank Occupation Num of Jobs Avg Salary Avg Salary (Nat'l) Job Growth (Past 5 Yrs)
1
Retail Salespersons+ 39,770 $24,900 $25,000 10.9%
2
Office Clerks, General+ 25,350 $24,700 $28,240 6.3%
3
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive+ 23,200 $28,880 $32,000 94.1%
4
General and Operations Managers+ 23,010 $87,040 $113,100 87.7%
5
Registered Nurses+ 18,230 $60,530 $67,720 17.2%
6
Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education+ 13,900 $46,270 $54,330 25.5%
7
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks+ 13,750 $31,730 $35,340 2.5%
8
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers+ 12,700 $44,470 $50,770 32.0%
9
Construction Laborers+ 10,820 $28,180 $33,590 20.1%
10
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers+ 10,480 $35,660 $39,890 26.6%
11
Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants+ 10,150 $23,110 $25,140 8.9%
12
Accountants and Auditors+ 9,900 $62,930 $68,960 14.2%
13
Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants+ 8,110 $40,040 $45,860 -9.3%
14
Cooks, Restaurant+ 7,790 $22,190 $23,260 24.0%
15
Carpenters+ 7,420 $37,690 $43,890 -33.3%
16
Social and Human Service Assistants+ 6,560 $25,400 $30,100 28.4%
17
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers+ 5,870 $57,290 $62,260 -14.2%
18
Security Guards+ 5,820 $26,230 $26,870 15.2%
19
Medical Assistants+ 5,690 $27,630 $29,760 27.6%
20
Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education+ 5,510 $48,880 $54,880 38.4%
21
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics+ 5,380 $40,300 $38,200 -17.2%
22
Electricians+ 5,230 $44,340 $51,810 -1.7%
23
Medical Secretaries+ 5,120 $29,410 $31,820
24
Home Health Aides+ 4,910 $21,810 $21,760 88.8%
25
Computer Programmers+ 4,890 $70,300 $74,900
26
Loan Officers+ 4,720 $56,030 $65,900 -3.3%
27
Lawyers+ 4,630 $120,310 $129,440 39.9%
28
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers+ 4,300 $45,430 $55,620 13.5%
29
Cooks, Fast Food+ 4,290 $17,890 $18,540 -27.4%
30
Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters+ 4,250 $44,330 $50,360 -20.6%
31
Dental Assistants+ 4,210 $27,950 $34,140 2.4%
32
Software Developers, Applications+ 4,100 $80,350 $90,410
33
Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria+ 3,880 $22,180 $24,180 0.5%
34
Financial Managers+ 3,640 $101,410 $116,970 -5.0%
35
Management Analysts+ 3,560 $69,970 $87,260 72.0%
36
Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists+ 3,220 $26,610 $26,510 45.0%
37
Pharmacy Technicians+ 2,970 $31,340 $29,330 35.0%
38
Mechanical Engineers+ 2,810 $76,560 $82,480 11.1%
39
Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists+ 2,640 $41,440 $42,250 -3.3%
40
Billing and Posting Clerks+ 2,610 $32,020 $33,270 -38.7%
41
Correctional Officers and Jailers+ 2,580 $40,340 $42,780 13.7%
42
Sales Managers+ 2,560 $101,470 $114,110 -24.3%
43
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses+ 2,470 $40,160 $41,360 -16.0%
44
Civil Engineers+ 2,460 $82,200 $82,280 43.9%
45
Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents+ 2,460 $81,510 $95,130
46
Physicians and Surgeons, All Other+ 2,440 $184,280 $180,870 238.9%
47
Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products+ 2,300 $57,880 $60,160 -16.1%
48
Chief Executives+ 2,240 $130,790 $173,350 -3.0%
49
Dental Hygienists+ 2,240 $65,640 $68,680 62.3%
50
Graphic Designers+ 2,210 $41,990 $48,140 1.8%