Utah State University

Utah State University

Utah State University, or USU, is a public land-grant university located in Logan, Utah. It was originally founded in 1888 as the Agricultural College of Utah. It became Utah State University in 1957. The Princeton Review (2009 edition) ranked Utah State University as "Best western 120 schools 2009". USU has old ties with the Department of Defense and NASA. The university offers a wide variety of degrees in more than 200 majors. USU is organized into 7 academic colleges:

  • College of Agriculture
  • College of Engineering
  • College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences
  • College of Natural Resources
  • College of Science
  • Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services
  • Jon M. Huntsman School of Business

Utah State University's sports teams are nicknamed the Aggies.

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Utah State University
Old Main Hill
Logan , UT 84322-1400
General Phone: (435) 797-1000

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Utah State Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts754American studies, Asian studies, area studies, German language, French language, Spanish language, English, speech and rhetoric, liberal arts and sciences, ...
Education and Teaching698curriculum and instruction, instructional media design, special ed, early childhood special ed, elementary school teaching, secondary teaching, early childhood education, teacher education, agricultural teaching, ...
Business and Management625business management, operations management, electronic commerce, accounting, entrepreneurship, finance, human resources, international business, MIS, ...
Engineering341bioengineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, environmental engineering, mechanical engineering, operations research
Therapy and Counseling257psychology, communication disorders, music therapy
Family and Social Work206family and consumer science, food and nutrition, family studies, social work
Science177biology, biochemistry, wildlife biology, toxicology, ecology, aquatic biology, conservation biology, chemistry, geology, ...
Computer Science and Engineering148computer and info science, information technology, information science, computer engineering
Media93mass communication, journalism
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy60parks and recreation studies, recreation and leisure studies, vocational counseling, dietitian
Landscaping and Horticulture58ornamental horticulture, plant sciences, agronomy, horticultural science, range management, various plant science courses, soil science
Agricultural Science and Management55agricultural management, agricultural economics, agricultural mechanization, agricultural production, international agriculture, agricultural journalism, various agricutural courses
Art Studies51art studies
Design45interior design
Architecture and Planning33landscape architecture
Mathematics30mathematics, math, statistics
Animal Science and Care27animal science, dairy science
Conservation and Resource Management23environmental studies, natural resources management, land use planning, fisheries sciences, forestry, wildlife management
Transportation21aviation tech, commercial pilot and flight crew
Medicine21pre-veterinary, public health courses, veterinary sciences
Mechanics and Repair15aircraft maintenance, avionics maintenance
Drama and Performing Arts10drama
Medical Support and Technology8audiology
Religion and Philosophy5philosophy, religion
Construction Trades2apparel and textiles
Office and Administration0administrative assistant
Production Trades0welding
Engineering Technician0computer engineering tech, drafting

Number of programs and degrees for Utah State in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree2,844112
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years54
Associate's degree156
Master's degree85269
Doctor's degree9736
Postbaccalaureate certificate01
Post-master's certificate36

Utah State Student Body

In 2007-2008, Utah State had a total enrollment of 14,893 students (12,785 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 44%
Women 56%
Full-Time 92%
Part-Time 8%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 87%
Graduate 13%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 84%
Black 1%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 1%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 5%
(Foreign Students) 7%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 27%
20-21 20%
22-24 28%
25-29 16%
30-34 4%
35-39 2%
40-49 2%
50-64 1%
65+ 0%

Utah State Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 74 %
Part-Time 53 %

Utah State Room and Board (2007)

Utah State offers campus housing for 2,996 of its 12,785 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Logan, Utah for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Utah Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Utah State Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal470600
SAT Math490620
ACT Verbal2027
ACT Math1926
ACT Composite2027

Application Requirements:

Class Ranknot required
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Recommendationsnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT9%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT93%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Utah State Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 4,445
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 12,951
Room and board $ 4,650
Room charge $ 1,650
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,000
Books and supplies $ 1,150
Other expenses $ 3,540

Financial Aid:
Utah State participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 367700)

Utah State Faculty

Utah State has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track11766
Non-tenured and not on tenure track8994

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year76$122,4269$97,758
Associate professorcalendar year34$93,15013$88,633
Assistant professorcalendar year20$84,23313$75,344
Instructorcalendar year0*4$51,052
Lecturercalendar year8$65,5586$44,085
All faculty totalcalendar year138$106,38145$77,339

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year123$83,62923$76,890
Associate professoracademic year103$69,88664$61,767
Assistant professoracademic year95$64,17163$59,291
Instructoracademic year3$50,1105$47,123
Lectureracademic year40$54,50742$39,883
All faculty totalacademic year364$71,185197$57,703

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Utah State Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Western Athletic Conference
Basketball Western Athletic Conference
Track Western Athletic Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports77885

Utah State Degree Programs (2007)

Agricultural Science And Management
Agricultural Business and Management, General
Agricultural Communication/Journalism
Agricultural Economics
Agricultural Mechanization, General
Agricultural Production Operations, General
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences, Other
International Agriculture

Animal Science And Care
Animal Sciences, General
Dairy Science

Architecture And Planning
Landscape Architecture (BS, BSLA, BLA, MSLA, MLA, PhD)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
E-Commerce/Electronic Commerce
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
Finance, General
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Operations Management and Supervision

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Engineering, General
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Information Science/Studies
Information Technology

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Studies
Fishing and Fisheries Sciences and Management
Forestry, General
Land Use Planning and Management/Development
Natural Resources Management and Policy
Wildlife and Wildlands Science and Management

Construction Trades
Apparel and Textiles, General

Interior Design

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Agricultural Teacher Education
Biology Teacher Education
Business Teacher Education
Chemistry Teacher Education
Curriculum and Instruction
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Education/Teaching Individuals - Early Childhood Spec Ed Pgms
Educational/Instructional Media Design
Elementary Education and Teaching
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education
French Language Teacher Education
Geography Teacher Education
German Language Teacher Education
Health Teacher Education
History Teacher Education
Mathematics Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Physics Teacher Education
Psychology Teacher Education
Sales & Marketing Oper/Marketing & Distribution Teacher Education
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Secondary Education and Teaching
Social Studies Teacher Education
Spanish Language Teacher Education
Special Education and Teaching, General
Teacher Education/Profess Development, Levels & Methods, Other
Teacher Education/Profess Development, Subject Areas, Other
Teaching English as Second/Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor
Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education

Agricultural/Biological Engineering and Bioengineering
Civil Engineering, General
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Operations Research

Engineering Technician
Computer Engineering Technology/Technician
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General

Family And Social Work
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General
Human Development and Family Studies, General
Social Work

Landscaping And Horticulture
Agronomy and Crop Science
Horticultural Science
Ornamental Horticulture
Plant Sciences, General
Plant Sciences, Other
Range Science and Management
Soil Science and Agronomy, General

Pre-Law Studies

Liberal Arts
American/United States Studies/Civilization
Applied Economics
Area Studies, Other
Asian Studies/Civilization
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
French Language and Literature
German Language and Literature
History, General
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
International Relations and Affairs
International/Global Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Social Sciences, Other
Spanish Language and Literature
Speech and Rhetorical Studies

Mathematics, General
Mathematics, Other
Statistics, General

Mechanics And Repair
Airframe Mechanics and Aircraft Maintenance Technology/Technician
Avionics Maintenance Technology/Technician

Mass Communication/Media Studies

Medical Support And Technology
Audiology/Audiologist and Hearing Sciences

Pre-Veterinary Studies
Public Health, Other
Veterinary Sciences/Veterinary Clinical Sci, Gen (Cert,MS,PhD)

Music, General

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Dietetics/Dietitian (RD)
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies, Other
Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling/Counselor

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General

Production Trades
Welding Technology/Welder

Religion And Philosophy
Religion/Religious Studies

Aquatic Biology/Limnology
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Conservation Biology
Geology/Earth Science, General
Hydrology and Water Resources Science
Physics, General
Wildlife Biology

Therapy And Counseling
Communication Disorders, General
Music Therapy/Therapist
Psychology, General

Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science and Technology, General
Airline/Commercial/Professional Pilot and Flight Crew

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