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

Rank School Name Location Description   Rating
1 University of Utah Salt Lake City, UT

University of Utah offers 400 Degree programs. It's a large public university in a mid sized city. In 2015, 8,599 students graduated with students earning 5,501 Bachelor's degrees, 2,020 Master's degrees, 845 Doctoral degrees, and 233 Certificates degrees.

Based on 72 Reviews
2 Westminster College Salt Lake City, UT

Westminster College offers 140 Degree programs. It's a small private university in a mid sized city. In 2015, 1,042 students graduated with students earning 598 Bachelor's degrees, 405 Master's degrees, and 39 Certificates degrees.

Based on 4 Reviews
3 Independence University Salt Lake City, UT

Independence University offers 20 Degree programs. It's a medium sized private university in a large suburb. In 2015, 676 students graduated with students earning 400 Associate's degrees, 215 Bachelor's degrees, and 61 Master's degrees.

4 Florida Gateway College Lake City, FL

Florida Gateway College offers 60 Degree programs. It's a small public university in a far away town. In 2015, 988 students graduated with students earning 531 Certificates degrees, 446 Associate's degrees, and 11 Bachelor's degrees.

5 Western Governors University Salt Lake City, UT

Western Governors University offers 58 Degree programs. It's a large private university in a large suburb. In 2015, 14,387 students graduated with students earning 8,303 Bachelor's degrees, 5,866 Master's degrees, and 218 Certificates degrees.

Based on 8 Reviews
6 AmeriTech College-Draper Draper, UT

AmeriTech College-Draper offers 9 Degree programs. It's a very small private university in a large suburb. In 2015, 463 students graduated with students earning 393 Associate's degrees, 56 Certificates degrees, and 14 Bachelor's degrees.

7 Neumont University Salt Lake City, UT

Neumont University offers 5 Degree programs. It's a very small private university in a mid sized city. In 2015, 87 students graduated with students earning 87 Bachelor's degrees.

8 Eagle Gate College-Murray Murray, UT

Eagle Gate College-Murray offers 31 Degree programs. It's a very small private university in a large suburb. In 2015, 230 students graduated with students earning 102 Certificates degrees, 101 Associate's degrees, and 27 Bachelor's degrees.

9 University of Phoenix-Utah Salt Lake City, UT

University of Phoenix-Utah offers 31 Degree programs. It's a small private university in a large suburb. In 2015, 465 students graduated with students earning 264 Bachelor's degrees, 191 Master's degrees, and 10 Certificates degrees.

10 Stevens-Henager College Murray, UT

Stevens-Henager College offers 21 Degree programs. It's a small private university in a large suburb. In 2015, 439 students graduated with students earning 205 Associate's degrees, 198 Bachelor's degrees, and 36 Master's degrees.

Best Community Colleges in Salt Lake City

Rank School Name Location Description   Rating
1 Latter-day Saints Business College Salt Lake City, UT

Latter-day Saints Business College offers 35 Degree programs. It's a small private college in a mid sized city. In 2015, 580 students graduated with students earning 388 Associate's degrees, and 192 Certificates degrees.

2 Salt Lake Community College Salt Lake City, UT

Salt Lake Community College offers 144 Degree programs. It's a very large public college in a large suburb. In 2015, 4,388 students graduated with students earning 3,587 Associate's degrees, and 801 Certificates degrees.

3 Fortis College-Salt Lake City Salt Lake City, UT

Fortis College-Salt Lake City offers 7 Degree programs. It's a very small private college in a large suburb. In 2015, 168 students graduated with students earning 98 Certificates degrees, and 70 Associate's degrees.

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School Logo School Name Average tuition Student Teacher Ratio Enrolled Students
University of Utah University of Utah Salt Lake City, UT
3/5
19 : 1 31,592
Westminster College Westminster College Salt Lake City, UT
5/5
12 : 1 2,821
Independence University Independence University Salt Lake City, UT
4/5
34 : 1 6,025
Latter-day Saints Business College Latter-day Saints Business College Salt Lake City, UT
2/5
135 : 1 2,153
Florida Gateway College Florida Gateway College Lake City, FL
2/5
27 : 1 2,860
Salt Lake Community College Salt Lake Community College Salt Lake City, UT
2/5
39 : 1 29,350
Western Governors University Western Governors University Salt Lake City, UT
2/5
40 : 1 70,504
AmeriTech College-Draper AmeriTech College-Draper Draper, UT
3/5
18 : 1 478
University Logo Skinworks School of Advanced Skincare Salt Lake City, UT 9 : 1 36
University Logo Skin Science Institute Salt Lake City, UT 16 : 1 94
University Logo Sherman Kendall Academy-Midvale Midvale, UT 7 : 1 20
Neumont University Neumont University Salt Lake City, UT
5/5
21 : 1 472
Sherman Kendall Academy-Salt Lake City Sherman Kendall Academy-Salt Lake City Salt Lake City, UT 25 : 1 50
University Logo Healing Mountain Massage School Salt Lake City, UT 24 : 1 70
Myotherapy College of Utah Myotherapy College of Utah Salt Lake City, UT 8 : 1 80
University Logo Francois D College of Hair Skin and Nails Sandy, UT 19 : 1 38
University Logo Utah College of Massage Therapy-Salt Lake City Salt Lake City, UT 29 : 1 319
University Logo Top Nails & Hair Beauty School Taylorsville, UT 5 : 1 36
University Logo The Barber School Midvale, UT 15 : 1 103
Eagle Gate College-Murray Eagle Gate College-Murray Murray, UT
4/5
14 : 1 353
University of Phoenix-Utah University of Phoenix-Utah Salt Lake City, UT
3/5
17 : 1 896
Fortis College-Salt Lake City Fortis College-Salt Lake City Salt Lake City, UT
3/5
16 : 1 368
University Logo Cole Holland College Salt Lake City, UT 2
Stevens-Henager College Stevens-Henager College Murray, UT
4/5
36 : 1 1,125
University Logo Paul Mitchell the School-Salt Lake City Holladay, UT 16 : 1 235

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Questions About Going to College in Salt Lake City

How are the career opportunities for college graduates in this city?

Salt Lake City experienced a 31 percent spurt in tech employment over the course of a decade and continues to add positions in STEM fields at an impressive pace. In fact, Utah ranked second among the fastest-growing states for tech jobs in 2015 according to Forbes. Low taxes and plenty of local support have made Salt Lake City popular among entrepreneurs, leading to expanded employment in the small business sector. Popular ski resorts such as Alta, Brighton, Snowbird, and Solitude help the hospitality and tourism industry thrive.

What major companies/industries are hiring what type of graduates/skills in Salt Lake City?

University Health Care, LDS Hospital, and ARUP Blood Services depend on medical professionals, lab technicians, IT specialists, and the like to deliver and maintain quality service. The trucking company C R England Inc. hires for corporate jobs in areas such as advertising, software development, and sales. Sun Products Corp., a top maker of household cleaning products, employs people in managerial, research and development, and customer service capacities. Finance grads might look into Wells Fargo Bank and Goldman Sachs.

Is Salt Lake City more of a college town or a great place to start a career and family?

With University of Utah, Westminster College, Salt Lake Community College, Eagle Gate College, the Art Institute of Salt Lake City, and LDS Business College based in the city, employers know they can find a good pool of educated workers in Salt Lake City. Grads who stay find plenty of living options, from traditional houses and apartments to high-rise condos and rehabbed historic bungalows. Families and young professionals alike flock to the walker-and-biker-friendly Sugar House neighborhood. The up-and-coming Marmalade District attracts an artsy crowd. Not to mention Salt Lake City’s TRAX provides one of the best public transportation systems in the western United States.

What do the locals in Salt Lake City like to do for fun?

Everyone anticipates the first powdery snow of the season to hit the mountains for skiing and snowboarding. But summer brings its own fun. Parades, fireworks, and rodeos abound on Pioneer Day (July 24) to commemorate the arrival of Brigham Young and his Mormon pioneers to the Salt Lake Valley in 1847. (The city is, after all, home to the headquarters of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.) Music lovers enjoy the Twilight Concert Series, sponsored by the Salt Lake City Arts Council, and the corresponding Twilight Market featuring food and crafts from local businesses and artisans. For family fun, you can’t beat an afternoon at the ballpark watching minor league baseball’s Salt Lake Bees.

What's the dating scene like in Salt Lake City? Will I meet my perfect mate?

Mormon singles looking to meet others who share their faith fare well in Salt Lake City as about 40 percent of residents belong to the Church of Latter-day Saints. However, disproportionate gender distribution (150 single Mormon women for every 100 single Mormon men) leaves some daters frustrated. Religion aside, Salt Lake City has a variety of places to meet people. Catch an indie film shown by the Salt Lake Film Society or enjoy the rooftop patio at downtown’s Green Pig Pub. Note, too, that Salt Lake City has one of the highest LGBT populations in the country.

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