Top 2020 Colleges in Utah

Utah's 71 Colleges and Universities

Colleges in Utah are near the cities of Cedar City, Salt Lake City and Saint George. Utah's schools range from four year universities to two year community colleges. Let’s look at some NCES stats about the Beehive state:

  • Utah is home to 28 four year colleges. 7 of them are public state universities.
  • There are 43 two year or less colleges. 10 of them are public community colleges.
  • Over the past 5 years, Utah has seen a huge 24.3% increase in students. In 2017, 332,334 students were enrolled in college.
  • In total, 65,196‬ degrees were awarded for the 2016 - 2017 school year. Thus, about 57% of those awards were bachelor's degrees.

Salary Breakdown

According to the College Scorecard alums from Brigham Young University earn the highest average salary. 10 years after graduating, the average salary is about $81,600. Meanwhile, the 2017 mean annual wage in Utah is $47,920. You do the math!

Utah's Tuition Programs

Utah is a member of the Western Undergraduate Exchange. This program allows students to pursue degrees in one of 15 Western states. Students pay no more than 150% of the in-state tuition rate. According to WICHE, Utah students have saved over $80.9 million out of state tuition since 1988. In 2018 that number was $7.8 million! Participating states include New Mexico and Arizona.

Top Colleges in Utah

Top Utah colleges ranked by total number of students.

#1
Western Governors University, Salt Lake City UT
121,437
Total Number of Students
$6,670
Tuition & Fees
Open
Acceptance Rate
#2
39,931
Total Number of Students
$5,726 / $16,296
Tuition & Fees
Open
Acceptance Rate
#3
34,499
Total Number of Students
$5,620
Tuition & Fees
52%
Acceptance Rate
#4
University of Utah, Salt Lake City UT
33,023
Total Number of Students
$9,222 / $29,215
Tuition & Fees
66%
Acceptance Rate
#5
Salt Lake Community College, Salt Lake City UT
29,156
Total Number of Students
$3,843 / $12,206
Tuition & Fees
Open
Acceptance Rate

All Colleges in Utah

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Source for school statistics and data is the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System.

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