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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.

Sources:

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  • National Center for Education Statistics' College Navigator, Accessed December 2018, http://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/
  • Neumont College of Computer Science,Accessed December 2018,https://www.neumont.edu/
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  • University of Utah, Accessed December 2018, http://www.utah.edu/
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  • Westminster College, Accessed December 2018, https://www.westminstercollege.edu/

Education Institutes in Salt Lake City
Total Number of Educational Institutes
17
Total Enrollment in all institutes
176,711
Number of Public Educational Institutes
2
Number of Private For-Profit Institutes
10
Number of Private Non-Profit Institutes
5
Graduation Rate
20.1%
Total Graduates With Bachelors Degree
2,017
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
15
Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2016-17, 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
Sherman Kendall Academy-Salt Lake City32Less than 2 years (below associate)N/A1
LDS Business College2,045At least 2 but less than 4 years$3,34039
Salt Lake Community College29,620At least 2 but less than 4 years$3,781140
University of Utah32,800Four or more years$8,884395
Westminster College2,570Four or more years$33,86096
Western Governors University98,627Four or more years$6,07062
Healing Mountain Massage School83Less than 2 years (below associate)N/A2
Nightingale College326Four or more yearsN/A2
Skinworks School of Advanced Skincare53Less than 2 years (below associate)N/A2
Neumont College of Computer Science484Four or more years$24,7505
Skin Science Institute143Less than 2 years (below associate)N/A3
Fortis College-Salt Lake City490At least 2 but less than 4 years$17,6146
University of Phoenix-Utah332Four or more years$9,96041
Utah College of Massage Therapy-Salt Lake City175Less than 2 years (below associate)N/A4
Myotherapy College of Utah79Less than 2 years (below associate)N/A1
Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2016-17, National Center for Education Statistics, http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/
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