Best colleges in Salt Lake City

Crossroads of the West

There might be salt, but there's sugar and spice and everything nice, too

You know that feeling you get when you're on vacation? The people of Salt Lake City feel it all the time. Thanks to its low cost of living and wealth of jobs, Utah's capital is currently ranked the "least stressed-out city" by CNN. Just last year, Forbes ranked Salt Lake City #12 on the list of best places for business and careers. It is steadily becoming a more popular place to live, with an 80% increase in residential units since 1995. Study creative and applied arts, business and technology, or health sciences at one of the state capital's 17 colleges and universities. Compared to the nation's 6.3% unemployment rate, Salt Lake City's is at an astounding low of 2.9%, with a predicted 43.5% job growth over the next ten years. How's that for a perfect formula for success?

Home to the 2002 Winter Olympics, Salt Lake City offers a variety of outdoor sports, like skiing and snowboarding. In fact, there are eight resorts within a 50 mile radius. Summertime activities also get their time in the spotlight with camping, mountain biking, rock climbing, boating, fishing, and hiking. You may also enjoy touring historic sites such as Camp Floyd State Park and Museum, The Cathedral of Madeleine, or the Deuel Pioneer Log Home. So sit back, relax, and study in a beautiful, stress free city.

*Bureau of Labor Statistics *Wikipedia "Salt Lake City" *visitsaltlake.com *bestplaces.net/economy

Best Four Year Universities in Salt Lake City

University of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT

University of Utah offers 400 degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a midsize city. In 2019, 8,351 students graduated with students earning 4,904 Bachelor's degrees, 2,153 Master's degrees, 835 Doctoral degrees, and 459 Certificates.

Westminster College
Salt Lake City, UT

Westminster College offers 117 degree programs. It's a small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a midsize city. In 2019, 753 students graduated with students earning 509 Bachelor's degrees, 233 Master's degrees, and 11 Certificates.

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Eagle Gate College-Murray offers 10 degree programs. It's a very small, private for-profit, four-year university in a large suburb. In 2019, 60 students graduated with students earning 40 Bachelor's degrees, 19 Certificates, and 1 Associate's degree.

Neumont College of Computer Science offers 11 degree programs. It's a very small, private for-profit, four-year university in a midsize city. In 2019, 83 students graduated with students earning 83 Bachelor's degrees.

Midwives College of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT

Midwives College of Utah offers 6 degree programs. It's a very small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a midsize city. In 2019, 29 students graduated with students earning 20 Associate's degrees, 8 Bachelor's degrees, and 1 Master's degree.

Florida Gateway College
Lake City, FL

Florida Gateway College offers 70 degree programs. It's a small, public, four-year university in a faraway town. In 2019, 1,023 students graduated with students earning 582 Associate's degrees, 393 Certificates, and 48 Bachelor's degrees.

Western Governors University
Salt Lake City, UT

Western Governors University offers 130 degree programs. It's a very large, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large suburb. In 2019, 34,132 students graduated with students earning 20,211 Bachelor's degrees, 13,705 Master's degrees, and 216 Certificates.

Stevens-Henager College offers 12 degree programs. It's a very small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large suburb. In 2019, 107 students graduated with students earning 50 Master's degrees, 45 Associate's degrees, and 12 Bachelor's degrees.

AmeriTech College-Draper offers 6 degree programs. It's a small, private for-profit, four-year university in a large suburb. In 2019, 361 students graduated with students earning 245 Associate's degrees, 83 Bachelor's degrees, and 33 Certificates.

Independence University
Salt Lake City, UT

Independence University offers 30 degree programs. It's a large, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large suburb. In 2019, 1,116 students graduated with students earning 587 Associate's degrees, 432 Bachelor's degrees, and 97 Master's degrees.

Best Community Colleges in Salt Lake City

Fortis College-Salt Lake City
Salt Lake City, UT

Fortis College-Salt Lake City offers 7 degree programs. It's a very small, private for-profit, two-year college in a large suburb. In 2019, 180 students graduated with students earning 94 Associate's degrees, and 86 Certificates.

Salt Lake Community College
Salt Lake City, UT

Salt Lake Community College offers 151 degree programs. It's a very large, public, two-year college in a large suburb. In 2019, 4,370 students graduated with students earning 3,025 Associate's degrees, and 1,345 Certificates.

LDS Business College
Salt Lake City, UT

LDS Business College offers 38 degree programs. It's a small, private not-for-profit, two-year college in a midsize city. In 2019, 599 students graduated with students earning 445 Associate's degrees, and 154 Certificates.

List of all colleges in Salt Lake City

School Average Tuition Student Teacher Ratio Enrolled Students
University of Utah Logo University of Utah Salt Lake City, UT
3/5
20 : 1 32,852
Westminster College Logo Westminster College Salt Lake City, UT
5/5
15 : 1 2,215
Top Nails & Hair Beauty School Logo Top Nails & Hair Beauty School Taylorsville, UT     125
Eagle Gate College-Murray Logo Eagle Gate College-Murray Murray, UT
3/5
30 : 1 237
The Barber School Logo The Barber School Midvale, UT     158
Neumont College of Computer Science Logo Neumont College of Computer Science Salt Lake City, UT
5/5
47 : 1 474
Skin Science Institute Logo Skin Science Institute Sandy, UT     84
Paul Mitchell the School-Salt Lake City Logo Paul Mitchell the School-Salt Lake City Holladay, UT     318
Medspa Academies Logo Medspa Academies South Jordan, UT     202
Collectiv Academy Logo Collectiv Academy Sandy, UT     22
Taylor Andrews Academy of Hair Design-West Jordan Logo Taylor Andrews Academy of Hair Design-West Jordan West Jordan, UT     201
Midwives College of Utah Logo Midwives College of Utah Salt Lake City, UT
2/5
  217
Skinworks School of Advanced Skincare Logo Skinworks School of Advanced Skincare Salt Lake City, UT     87
Fortis College-Salt Lake City Logo Fortis College-Salt Lake City Salt Lake City, UT
3/5
34 : 1 509
Healing Mountain Massage School Logo Healing Mountain Massage School Salt Lake City, UT     90
Florida Gateway College Logo Florida Gateway College Lake City, FL
2/5
53 : 1 3,406
Western Governors University Logo Western Governors University Salt Lake City, UT
2/5
47 : 1 136,139
Tooele Technical College Logo Tooele Technical College Tooele, UT     460
Stevens-Henager College Logo Stevens-Henager College Murray, UT
3/5
65 : 1 260
Salt Lake Community College Logo Salt Lake Community College Salt Lake City, UT
2/5
85 : 1 29,517