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
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Colleges and Universities in Utah
SchoolCityTotal EnrollmentInstitution LevelAvg. In-State Tuition & FeesNumber of Programs Offered
Western Governors UniversitySalt Lake City98,627Four or more years$6,07062
Utah Valley UniversityOrem37,282Four or more years$5,652204
Brigham Young University-ProvoProvo34,334Four or more years$5,460298
University of UtahSalt Lake City32,800Four or more years$8,884395
Salt Lake Community CollegeSalt Lake City29,620At least 2 but less than 4 years$3,781140
Weber State UniversityOgden27,949Four or more years$5,712200
Utah State UniversityLogan27,679Four or more years$7,870248
Dixie State UniversitySaint George9,673Four or more years$5,08075
Southern Utah UniversityCedar City9,468Four or more years$6,67678
Independence UniversitySalt Lake City8,605Four or more years$16,96818
Snow CollegeEphraim5,563Four or more years$3,692117
Davis Technical CollegeKaysville2,937At least 2 but less than 4 yearsN/A41
Westminster CollegeSalt Lake City2,570Four or more years$33,86096
Mountainland Technical CollegeLehi2,555At least 2 but less than 4 yearsN/A35
Ogden-Weber Technical CollegeOgden2,256Less than 2 years (below associate)N/A32