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Schools Offering Science Programs in Utah


Each year, approximately 4.0% of Utah graduates receive degrees in science. In other words, every year an estimated 3,535 science professionals graduate from Utah's 13 science schools.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Utah that has a science program is University of Utah. University of Utah, which was ranked 27th in the country in 2010, is located in Salt Lake City. In 2010, University of Utah graduated 1,001 students from its science program. Students at University of Utah paid $6,272 per year in tuition fees.

The second-ranked school in Utah that has a science program is Brigham Young University. Brigham Young University, which was ranked 56th in the country in 2010, is located in Provo. In 2010, 1,276 students graduated from Brigham Young University science program. Students at Brigham Young University paid $4,420 per year in tuition fees.

Utah State University, which was ranked 56th nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in Utah that has a science program. It is located in Logan. 376 students graduated with degree in science from Utah State University in 2010. Students at Utah State University paid $4,828 per year in tuition fees.

Cost

If you are hoping to attend one of Utah's science schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $7,458 per year, though tuition can range from $25,980 per year to $2,542 per year. In 2010, the following Utah science schools had the highest tuition rates:

  1. Westminster College - located in Salt Lake City, students are charged $25,980 per year
  2. Argosy University-Salt Lake City - located in Draper, students are charged $19,812 per year
  3. University of Phoenix-Utah Campus - located in Salt Lake City, students are charged $10,680 per year

The following Utah science schools had the lowest tuition rates:

  1. Snow College - located in Ephraim, students are charged $2,542 per year
  2. Utah State University-College of Eastern Utah - located in Price, students are charged $2,670 per year
  3. Salt Lake Community College - located in Salt Lake City, students are charged $2,932 per year

A science degree from an Utah school... what next?

Some of the most popular jobs science graduates in Utah pursue include biology professor, science professor, biophysics scientist , chemist, and clinical research scientist. If you decide to work as a science professional in Utah, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 3,000 Utah science professional as of 2010. This number includes 640 environmental scientists, 480 biology professors, and 580 science professors. The following counties have the largest number of Utah science professionals:

  1. Salt Lake County - 1,090 science professionals
  2. Davis County - 330 science professionals
  3. Juab County - 240 science professionals

Projected Growth

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts by 2018, an estimated 3,290 science professionals will be working in Utah. This would require the number of science professional to grow by 35%.

Salary

On average, science professionals earn a salary of $74,320 per year in Utah state. However, this number is only an average. Science professional in Utah had varying salaries from $26,410 to $138,950 per year in 2010. The following counties in Utah have the highest average salaries for science professionals:

  1. Juab County - $72,560 per year
  2. Salt Lake County - $68,718 per year
  3. Franklin County - $68,100 per year

The Utah counties with the lowest average salary for science professionals are:

  1. Davis County - $67,560 per year
  2. Franklin County - $68,100 per year
  3. Salt Lake County - $68,718 per year

On average, the highest paid science professionals in Utah were:

  1. Biophysics Scientist - $93,090 per year
  2. Clinical Research Scientist - $89,140 per year
  3. Chemist - $72,940 per year

The science professionals with lowest average salaries in Utah were:

  1. Science Professor - $62,920 per year
  2. Environmental Scientist - $60,310 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in science in Utah and to compare salaries with various related fields such as engineering or chemical engineering, take a look at the graphs and charts below.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Associate's Degree in Science in Utah
  • Bachelor's Degree in Science in Utah
  • Master's Degree in Science in Utah
  • Doctoral Degree in Science in Utah

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
7,364 miles from location Salt Lake Community College Salt Lake City UT 17.6641 n/a 34,966
7,356 miles from location Brigham Young University Provo UT 43.6667 77% 34,130
7,357 miles from location University of Utah Salt Lake City UT 72.974 59% 29,284
7,359 miles from location Utah Valley University Orem UT 15.0907 n/a 28,765
7,355 miles from location Weber State University Ogden UT 23.3311 n/a 23,001
7,338 miles from location Utah State University Logan UT 34.0933 48% 15,612
7,474 miles from location Southern Utah University Cedar City UT 27.7334 53% 8,066
7,511 miles from location Dixie State College of Utah Saint George UT 17.5892 n/a 7,708
7,368 miles from location Snow College Ephraim UT 24.7077 n/a 4,368
7,358 miles from location Westminster College Salt Lake City UT 27.2814 35% 3,037
7,362 miles from location University of Phoenix-Utah Campus Salt Lake City UT 12.2115 n/a 2,691
7,323 miles from location Utah State University-College of Eastern Utah Price UT 19.0139 n/a 2,419
7,364 miles from location Argosy University-Salt Lake City Draper UT 2.03005 n/a 275
 

Curious what studying Science gets you?

Check out the different options and how they're looking in Utah

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Chemists + 960 $72,940 45.5%
2
Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health + 640 $60,310 -11.1%
3
Postsecondary Teachers, All Other + 580 $62,920 70.6%
4
Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary + 480 $67,520 -4.0%
5
Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists + 300 $89,140 -56.5%
6
Physicists + 40 $93,090
 

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