Colleges in Utah

The Utah System of Higher Education is comprised of eight public Utah colleges and universities. Established in 1969, the USHE is governed by the State Board of Regents with assistance from the local Boards of Trustees. The 19-member governing board for the USHE is responsible for the planning of schools in Utah for post-secondary education. The Board appoints presidents for all public colleges in Utah, prioritizes facilities requests, approves academic programs and submits budget requests to the State Legislature and Governor.

The Board also has the duty of appointing the Comissioner of Higher Education who serves as the CEO of the USHE. The Commissioner provides leadership for Utah schools by making and executing Board policies and programs.

Each of the eight public universities and colleges in Utah have a unique mission for the state. The University of Utah in Salt Lake City and Utah State University in Price are the state's two research universities. Southern Utah University in Cedar City is a liberal arts and sciences university. There are three regional universities in the system: Weber State University in Ogden, Dixie State University in St. George and Utah Valley University in Orem.

The two community colleges in Utah are Salt Lake Community College and Snow College in Ephraim, a rural community. Additionally, there are 14 private institutes in the state, some not-for-profit and others for-profit.

There are several colleges in Utah that rank high and are popular across the nation. Brigham Young University in Provo is one such favorite. A private non-profit school, it was founded in 1875 by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It offers courses online and in the classroom. It is well-liked for its Business Management, Accounting, Computer Science and Biology programs.

Utah State University offers seven colleges with 47 departments. Students can earn degrees that range from an Associate's to a Ph.d. Financial aid, grants and scholarships are available for those who qualify.

The Western Governors University is popular for Distance learning and adult education. It is a private non-profit institution head-quartered in Salt Lake City. If offers an Online Teacher's College, Online College of Health Professions, and Online College of Information Technology in addition to several Bachelor's and Master's degree programs.

Economy

In 2012, the Bureau of Economic Analysis found the gross state product of Utah to be $130.5 billion. Personal per capita income was listed as $45,700 that same year. The state collects a personal income tax that has been a flat five percent since 2008. Sales tax has a base rate of 6.45 percent with counties and cities levying additional sales tax. The state does not impose heritage taxes or intangible property taxes.

Utah ranked first in the nation in 2010 on the Forbes "Best States for Business" list. An article in the November 2010 issue of Newsweek praised the state for being able to attract high-tech corporations with high-paying jobs during a recession. The current unemployment rate in the state is below the national average at 4.7 percent

Utah's major industries include cattle ranching, salt production, mining and government services. Petroleum production is important in the eastern part of the state with refining by a number of oil companies near Salt Lake City.

Tourism plays a large role in the state's economy the year around. Five national parks and seven national monuments attract visitors to the state. Its ski resorts are popular for their excellent skiing, world-class amenities and convenient proximity to larger cities and airports. Between 2006 and 2011, Deer Valley in Park City was ranked as North America's top ski resort by Ski Magazine for five consecutive years. The Winter Olympics of 2002 was responsible for an increase in the state's tourism.

Mining has been important in Utah since the beginning of the 19th century. Minerals mined include gold, silver, copper, zinc, molybdenum, lead and beryllium. Fossil fuels including petroleum, natural gas and coal are especially important in the eastern counties of Utah.

Excellent colleges and universities and a sound economy make Utah a great state in which to study and search for careers.

Found 57 Post-Secondary Schools In Utah


Title City State Type Enrollment
Aaa Truck Driver Training Salt Lake City UT Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Arnold and Marti Stringhams Real Estate School Salt Lake City UT Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Cameo College of Essential Beauty Salt Lake City UT 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Evans Hairstyling College Orem UT 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Fashion Academy Incorporated Orem UT Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Mta Truck Driving School Salt Lake City UT Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Paul Mitchell the School Provo UT No Data
Professional Education Institute South Jordan UT Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Snow College South Richfield UT 2-year public No Data
Utah Contractors School Provo UT Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Utah Valley Hospital School of Radiologic Techn Provo UT 2-year private, not-for-profit No Data
Myotherapy College of Utah Salt Lake City UT Less than 2-year private, for-profit 35
Evans Hairstyling College Saint George UT 2-year private, for-profit 36
Eagle Gate College Murray UT 2-year private, for-profit 38
Hairitage Hair Academy Saint George UT 2-year private, for-profit 50
Evans Hairstyling College Cedar City UT 2-year private, for-profit 52
Beau La Reine College of Beauty Logan UT 2-year private, for-profit 54
International Institute of Hair Design Bountiful UT 2-year private, for-profit 61
Sherman Kendalls Academy - Sugarhouse Salt Lake City UT 2-year private, for-profit 61
Francois D Hair Academy Sandy UT 2-year private, for-profit 63
Sherman Kendalls Academy of Beauty Arts & Sciences Midvale UT 2-year private, for-profit 64
Paul Mitchell the School Holiday UT 2-year private, for-profit 68
American Institute of Medical - Dental Technology Saint George UT Less than 2-year private, for-profit 100
Staceys Hands of Champions Ogden UT 2-year private, for-profit 105
Fran Brown College of Beauty Layton UT 2-year private, for-profit 116
International Institute of Hair Design Taylorsville UT 2-year private, for-profit 120
Premier Hair Academy West Valley City UT 2-year private, for-profit 135
Certified Careers Institute Salt Lake City UT 2-year private, for-profit 165
Bon Losee Academy of Hair Artistry Provo UT 2-year private, for-profit 170
Certified Careers Institute Clearfield UT 2-year private, for-profit 172
Utah Career College West Jordan UT 2-year private, for-profit 175
Western Governors University Salt Lake City UT 4-year private, not-for-profit 205
Uintah Basin Applied Technology Center Roosevelt UT Less than 2-year public 223
Stevens - Henager College - Provo Orem UT 4-year private, for-profit 242
Utah College of Massage Therapy Inc - Utah Valley Lindon UT Less than 2-year private, for-profit 273
Stevens - Henager College - Ogden Ogden UT 4-year private, for-profit 298
Bridgerland Applied Technology College Logan UT Less than 2-year public 304
Davis Applied Technology College Kaysville UT 2-year public 324
American Institute of Medical - Dental Technology Provo UT Less than 2-year private, for-profit 360
Provo College Provo UT 2-year private, for-profit 464
ITT Technical Institute Murray UT 4-year private, for-profit 503
Salt Lake Community College - Skills Center Salt Lake City UT Less than 2-year public 611
Latter Day Saints Business College Salt Lake City UT 2-year private, not-for-profit 824
Ogden - Weber Applied Technology College Ogden UT Less than 2-year public 1231
Utah College of Massage Therapy Inc Salt Lake City UT Less than 2-year private, for-profit 1312
University of Phoenix - Utah Campus Salt Lake City UT 4-year private, for-profit 2021
Westminster College Salt Lake City UT 4-year private, not-for-profit 2403
College of Eastern Utah Price UT 2-year public 2704
Snow College Ephraim UT 2-year public 2999
Southern Utah University Cedar City UT 4-year public 5963
Dixie State College of Utah Saint George UT 4-year public 6350
Weber State University Ogden UT 4-year public 16050
Utah Valley State College Orem UT 4-year public 20946
Utah State University Logan UT 4-year public 21490
Salt Lake Community College Salt Lake City UT 2-year public 21596
University of Utah Salt Lake City UT 4-year public 24948
Brigham Young University Provo UT 4-year private, not-for-profit 32554

Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. https://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/