Utah Valley University

Utah Valley University

Utah Valley University, or UVU, gained the status of university in 2007 and was renamed from Utah Valley State College. It is a publicly-funded college located in Orem, Utah. UVU offers more than 55 bachelor degrees and over 250 career-preparation programs.

The official mascot of Utah Valley University is the Wolverine. The athletics department of the university fields men's and women's teams in various sports and they compete in the NCAA. They are nicknamed the Wolverines. Some of the notable alumni of the university are Ricky Allman, internationally renowned painter; Noelle Pikus Pace, World Cup Gold Medalist in Skeleton; and Ronnie Price, NBA basketball player for the Utah Jazz.

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Utah Valley University
800 W University Parkway
Orem , UT 84058-5999
General Phone: (801) 863-8161

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Utah Valley State Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts1,107Spanish language, English, general studies, humanities, interdisciplinary studies, political science, history
Business and Management505business management, operations management, accounting, MIS
Education and Teaching291education of hearing impaired, elementary school teaching, secondary teaching, kindergarten/preschool teaching, early childhood education, business teaching, English teaching, health teaching, math teaching, ...
Therapy and Counseling268psychology
Transportation178commercial pilot and flight crew
Nursing and Emergency Medicine156EMT paramedic, registered nursing
Computer Science and Engineering130computer and info science, computer programming, data processing tech, information science, computer science, web design, computer networking
Security and Law Enforcement120criminal justice and administration, forensic science, fire services administration, fire-fighting
Design68design and visual communication
Construction Trades66construction, lineworker, property management, building inspector, construction trades
Science65biology, physical sciences, chemistry, geological and earth sciences, physics
Engineering Technician52electronics tech, robotics tech, drafting
Medical Administration44community health
Mechanics and Repair37HVAC, autobody repair, automobile mechanics, diesel mechanics
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy33health and physical education
Media28communication studies
Law26legal assistant
Cooking and Culinary Arts18chef training
Medical Support and Technology14dental hygienist
Drama and Performing Arts13dance, dance courses, drama
Hospitality11hospitality management
Religion and Philosophy11philosophy
Production Trades8welding, cabinetmaking
Office and Administration2administrative assistant, office data entry

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree1,71649
Bachelor's degree1,53250
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years2718

Utah Valley State Student Body

In 2007-2008, Utah Valley State had a total enrollment of 23,840 students (17,344 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 84%
Black 1%
Hispanic 5%
Asian 2%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 4%
(Foreign Students) 2%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 12%
18-19 17%
20-21 15%
22-24 23%
25-29 19%
30-34 7%
35-39 3%
40-49 3%
50-64 1%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

(International Students)1%

Utah Valley State Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 49 %
Part-Time 32 %

Utah Valley State Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Orem, 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 Valley State Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 3,752
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 11,514
Books and supplies $ 1,630

Financial Aid:
Utah Valley State participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 402700)

Utah Valley State Faculty

Utah Valley State has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track9959
Non-tenured and not on tenure track4424

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Associate professorcalendar year1*0*
All faculty totalcalendar year1*0*

*: 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 year69$72,49128$70,280
Associate professoracademic year112$60,90053$58,566
Assistant professoracademic year86$57,36854$53,873
Instructoracademic year12$48,2855$46,202
Lectureracademic year33$42,34823$39,017
No academic rankacademic year5$53,3410*
All faculty totalacademic year317$59,937163$55,886

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

Utah Valley State Athletics

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports225072

Utah Valley State Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Management Information Systems, General
Operations Management and Supervision

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Programming/Programmer, General
Computer Science
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician
Information Science/Studies
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design

Construction Trades
Building/Home/Construction Inspection/Inspector
Building/Property Maintenance and Management
Construction Trades, General
Construction Trades, Other

Cooking And Culinary Arts
Culinary Arts/Chef Training

Design and Visual Communications, General

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

Education And Teaching
Biology Teacher Education
Business Teacher Education
Chemistry Teacher Education
Drama and Dance Teacher Education
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Education/Teaching Individuals - Hearing Impairments
Elementary Education and Teaching
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Health Teacher Education
History Teacher Education
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
Mathematics Teacher Education
Music Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Secondary Education and Teaching
Spanish Language Teacher Education

Engineering, General

Engineering Technician
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General
Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engr Technology/Technician
Robotics Technology/Technician

Hospitality Administration/Management, General

Legal Assistant/Paralegal

Liberal Arts
English Language and Literature, General
General Studies
History, General
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Spanish Language and Literature

Mathematics, General

Mechanics And Repair
Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician
Heating/AC/Ventilation/Refrig Maint Technology/Technician

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric

Medical Administration
Community Health and Preventive Medicine

Medical Support And Technology
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist

Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Health and Physical Education, General

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General
Business/Office Automation/Technology/Data Entry

Production Trades
Cabinetmaking and Millwork/Millwright
Welding Technology/Welder

Religion And Philosophy

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other
Physical Sciences
Physics, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
Fire Science/Fire-fighting
Fire Services Administration
Forensic Science and Technology

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

Airline/Commercial/Professional Pilot and Flight Crew

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checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Offers weekend classes
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked On-campus day care
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
checked Option to study abroad
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checked NCAA athletic conference member

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