Salt Lake City Colleges and Schools

Salt Lake City's Mormon heritage is well known, but today its citizens are a blend of religious and cultural backgrounds. Students at Salt Lake City colleges experience all four seasons, including the "Greatest Snow on Earth" in winter. Five national parks and several ski resorts are within driving distance. Light rail, buses, and trains move residents and visitors around town. A public bike-sharing system, and a downtown free-fare zone and protected bike lanes are bonuses.

Utah's Concurrent Enrollment program allows high school students to take college classes and earn credit from colleges in Salt Lake City.

Fun Facts about Trade and Technical Schools in Salt Lake City

Neumont College of Computer Science offers certificate, associate and bachelor's degree programs through a unique model of IT education that combines classroom teaching, collaborative lab environments, and real-world project experience with companies like Nike, IBM, and Bosch.

LDS Business College was founded by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and is still sponsored by the Mormon Church. It offers associate degree programs in management, accounting, marketing, entrepreneurship, sales, software development, paralegal studies and more.

Fun Facts about Salt Lake City Colleges and Universities

There are two major universities in Salt Lake City. The highly ranked University of Utah was named one of the top 100 universities in the world by CWUR World University Rankings (2018). The school is known for creating startups based on student and faculty research. Popular majors include visual and performing arts, economics, psychology, exercise science, nursing, mechanical engineering, business administration, biology and public health education.

Westminster College offers undergraduate majors in arts and sciences, business, education, nursing and health sciences. The school fosters a dedication to community service. For over a decade, Westminster has appeared on The Princeton Review's best colleges list.

Graduate Schools in Salt Lake City

Several institutions in Salt Lake City offer advance degree programs, including the University of Utah, where the most popular graduate programs are accounting and business administration, information science, law, medicine and registered nursing.

Students at Westminster College can earn master's degrees in several fields, the most popular being business administration, education, speech communication, nursing and public health.

The city is also home to Midwives College of Utah, where students can earn a Master of Science in Midwifery (MSM).

If you'd like more information about colleges in the state, see our list of Utah colleges.

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  • National Center for Education Statistics' College Navigator, Accessed December 2018, http://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/
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Education Institutes in Salt Lake City
Total Number of Educational Institutes
16
Total Enrollment in all institutes
200,469
Number of Public Educational Institutes
2
Number of Private For-Profit Institutes
9
Number of Private Non-Profit Institutes
5
Graduation Rate
15.82%
Total Graduates With Bachelors Degree
2,196
On Campus and Online Programs in Salt Lake City
Number of Institutes Offering on-campus programs
N/A
Number of Institutes Offering on-line programs
2
Number of Institutes Offering both
14
Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2018-19, National Center for Education Statistics, http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/
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Colleges and Universities in Salt Lake City
SchoolTotal EnrollmentInstitution LevelAvg. In-State Tuition & FeesNumber of Programs Offered
Nightingale College527Four or more yearsN/A2
Fortis College-Salt Lake City480At least 2 but less than 4 years$17,7527
Sherman Kendall Academy-Salt Lake CityN/ALess than 2 years (below associate)N/AN/A
University of Utah33,023Four or more years$9,222453
Westminster College2,477Four or more years$34,000105
Skinworks School of Advanced Skincare68Less than 2 years (below associate)N/A2
Neumont College of Computer Science430Four or more years$24,7507
Cortiva Institute-Salt Lake179Less than 2 years (below associate)N/A4
Midwives College of Utah262Four or more years$6,9453
LDS Business College1,996At least 2 but less than 4 years$3,44033
Salt Lake Community College29,156At least 2 but less than 4 years$3,843144
Western Governors University121,437Four or more years$6,67063
Healing Mountain Massage School81Less than 2 years (below associate)N/A2
University of Phoenix-Utah183Four or more yearsN/A42
Myotherapy College of Utah75Less than 2 years (below associate)N/A1
Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2018-19, National Center for Education Statistics, http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/
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