Best Colleges in Utah

Head West to Opportunity

From education, to employment, to entertainment, there’s more to Utah than a salty lake

The West was and still is the land of opportunity — especially in Utah. The Beehive State totes 82 colleges and universities with a retention rate of 73.3% for first year students.* Once you toss that graduation cap in the air, there’s a low 3.5% unemployment rate, which helped land Utah in the No. 1 spot on Forbes’ Best States for Business in 2014 list. Companies like AlphaGraphics, Overstock.com, and Skullcandy have built their headquarters here in Utah and are just waiting for exceptional students like you.

But even before you start searching for a job, there’s plenty to enjoy about Utah. Home to Salt Lake City and various other must-see towns and cities, Utah has 5 national parks, 43 state parks, and 7 national monuments. And there are plenty more activities for hikers, bikers, and nature lovers. If you’re not much of an outdoorsy type, you still have museums, performing art venues, and professional sports teams — Utah Jazz, Real Salt Lake, and the Utah Blaze — but with this mountain vista, you’ll find you’re getting outside more often to crack open the books.

*Bureau of Labor Statistics *utah.gov *Wikipedia, “Companies based in Utah”

Best Four Year Universities in Utah

Rank School Name Location Description   Rating
1 Brigham Young University-Provo Provo, UT

Brigham Young University-Provo offers 409 Degree programs. It's a large private university in a mid sized city. In 2015, 8,346 students graduated with students earning 7,044 Bachelor's degrees, 1,065 Master's degrees, 233 Doctoral degrees, and 4 Certificates degrees.

Based on 56 Reviews
2 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
3 Southern Utah University Cedar City, UT

Southern Utah University offers 104 Degree programs. It's a medium sized public university in a remote town. In 2015, 1,611 students graduated with students earning 982 Bachelor's degrees, 306 Master's degrees, 295 Associate's degrees, and 28 Certificates degrees.

Based on 8 Reviews
4 Utah State University Logan, UT

Utah State University offers 253 Degree programs. It's a large public university in a small city. In 2015, 6,069 students graduated with students earning 3,619 Bachelor's degrees, 1,278 Associate's degrees, 921 Master's degrees, 131 Certificates degrees, and 120 Doctoral degrees.

Based on 36 Reviews
5 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
6 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.

7 Utah Valley University Orem, UT

Utah Valley University offers 211 Degree programs. It's a large public university in a small city. In 2015, 5,381 students graduated with students earning 3,128 Bachelor's degrees, 2,055 Associate's degrees, 140 Certificates degrees, and 58 Master's degrees.

Based on 20 Reviews
8 Dixie State University Saint George, UT

Dixie State University offers 70 Degree programs. It's a medium sized public university in a small city. In 2015, 2,308 students graduated with students earning 1,039 Associate's degrees, 657 Certificates degrees, and 612 Bachelor's degrees.

Based on 4 Reviews
9 Weber State University Ogden, UT

Weber State University offers 208 Degree programs. It's a large public university in a small city. In 2015, 5,636 students graduated with students earning 2,749 Bachelor's degrees, 2,447 Associate's degrees, 319 Master's degrees, and 121 Certificates degrees.

Based on 24 Reviews
10 Snow College Ephraim, UT

Snow College offers 109 Degree programs. It's a medium sized public university in a remote town. In 2015, 899 students graduated with students earning 822 Associate's degrees, 69 Certificates degrees, and 8 Bachelor's degrees.

Best Community Colleges in Utah

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 Provo College Provo, UT

Provo College offers 37 Degree programs. It's a very small private university in a mid sized city. In 2015, 312 students graduated with students earning 172 Associate's degrees, 130 Certificates degrees, and 10 Bachelor's degrees.

4 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
Brigham Young University-Provo Brigham Young University-Provo Provo, UT
2/5
24 : 1 33,469
University of Utah University of Utah Salt Lake City, UT
3/5
19 : 1 31,592
Southern Utah University Southern Utah University Cedar City, UT
2/5
26 : 1 8,881
Utah State University Utah State University Logan, UT
2/5
32 : 1 28,622
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
Utah Valley University Utah Valley University Orem, UT
2/5
37 : 1 33,211
Dixie State University Dixie State University Saint George, UT
2/5
26 : 1 8,503
Mountainland Applied Technology College Mountainland Applied Technology College Lehi, UT 34 : 1 2,117
Weber State University Weber State University Ogden, UT
2/5
38 : 1 25,955
Snow College Snow College Ephraim, UT
2/5
30 : 1 5,111
Latter-day Saints Business College Latter-day Saints Business College Salt Lake City, UT
2/5
135 : 1 2,153
Salt Lake Community College Salt Lake Community College Salt Lake City, UT
2/5
39 : 1 29,350
Davis Applied Technology College Davis Applied Technology College Kaysville, UT 23 : 1 3,188
Western Governors University Western Governors University Salt Lake City, UT
2/5
40 : 1 70,504
Ogden-Weber Applied Technology College Ogden-Weber Applied Technology College Ogden, UT 26 : 1 2,433
Careers Unlimited Careers Unlimited Orem, UT 12 : 1 120
AmeriTech College-Draper AmeriTech College-Draper Draper, UT
3/5
18 : 1 478
Acaydia School of Aesthetics Acaydia School of Aesthetics Provo, UT 10 : 1 49
Uintah Basin Applied Technology College Uintah Basin Applied Technology College Roosevelt, UT 20 : 1 1,283
University Logo Skinworks School of Advanced Skincare Salt Lake City, UT 9 : 1 36
Bridgerland Applied Technology College Bridgerland Applied Technology College Logan, UT 9 : 1 926
University Logo Hairitage Hair Academy Saint George, UT 16 : 1 64
University Logo Skin Science Institute Salt Lake City, UT 16 : 1 94
University Logo Sherman Kendall Academy-Midvale Midvale, UT 7 : 1 20

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