Utah Colleges Summary

Students looking at college opportunities in Utah will find seven public colleges, such as the University of Utah, Utah State University, and one community college. The Utah System of Technical Colleges provides oversight to the state's eight public technical colleges. Training at USTC is designed to meet the needs of businesses in the community, and students can earn degrees or certificates in two years or less.

Of the 25 private four-year universities in Utah, Brigham Young University may be the best known. U.S. News & World Report ranked Brigham Young No. 11 in "Best Value Schools" and No. in Accounting (2018). BYU also offers courses in 55 different languages. BYU was founded by, and is supported by, the Mormon church, so student life is focused on religion and responsibility.

There are also 51 private two-year trade and technical colleges in Utah, primarily beauty and massage training schools.

Students planning to attend Utah colleges may want to be aware of the 15 to Finish campaign. This program aims to help students graduate early by planning an increased course load, thus saving them time and money and allowing them to start their careers sooner.

Online Learning in Utah

Utah colleges that offer fully online degree programs are Western Governors University, Independence University, Dixie State University, Weber State University, Snow College, and Utah Valley University. The state also participates in the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA), making it easier for students to take online courses offered by colleges based in another state.

For more information postsecondary education, visit the Utah System of Higher Education.


  • Utah System of Higher Education, Accessed April 2018, https://higheredutah.org/ , https://www.byu.edu
  • National Center for Education Statistics College Navigator, Accessed April 2018, https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/
  • State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA), Accessed April 2018, https://higheredutah.org/sara/
  • Utah System of Technical Colleges, Accessed April 2018, http://utech.edu/
  • U.S. News & Word Report, Accessed April 2018, https://www.usnews.com/best-colleges/ut
  • Brigham Young University, Accessed April 2018, https://www.byu.edu/
Education Institutes in Utah
Total Number of Educational Institutes
Total Enrollment in all institutes
Number of Public Educational Institutes
Number of Private For-Profit Institutes
Number of Private Non-Profit Institutes
Graduation Rate
Total Graduates With Bachelors Degree
On Campus and Online Programs in Utah
Number of Institutes Offering on-campus programs
Number of Institutes Offering on-line programs
Number of Institutes Offering both

Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2018-19, National Center for Education Statistics, http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/