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”
Brigham Young University-Provo offers 310 degree programs. It's a very large, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a midsize city. In 2019, 8,200 students graduated with students earning 6,872 Bachelor's degrees, 1,098 Master's degrees, and 230 Doctoral degrees.
Utah State University offers 286 degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a small city. In 2019, 6,478 students graduated with students earning 4,290 Bachelor's degrees, 1,079 Associate's degrees, 813 Master's degrees, 178 Certificates, and 118 Doctoral degrees.
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 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.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|Brigham Young University-Provo Provo, UT||27 : 1||34,318|
|University of Utah Salt Lake City, UT||20 : 1||32,852|
|Eagle Gate College-Layton Layton, UT||10 : 1||262|
|Evans Hairstyling College-St George Saint George, UT||68|
|Provo College Provo, UT||15 : 1||412|
|Southern Utah University Cedar City, UT||34 : 1||11,224|
|Westminster College Salt Lake City, UT||15 : 1||2,215|
|Utah State University Logan, UT||28 : 1||27,810|
|Top Nails & Hair Beauty School Taylorsville, UT||125|
|Eagle Gate College-Murray Murray, UT||30 : 1||237|
|The Barber School Midvale, UT||158|
|Stevens-Henager College St. George, UT||13 : 1||65|
|Neumont College of Computer Science Salt Lake City, UT||47 : 1||474|
|Cameo College of Essential Beauty Murray, UT||217|
|Skin Science Institute Sandy, UT||84|
|Paul Mitchell the School-Provo Provo, UT||150|
|Paul Mitchell the School-St. George Saint George, UT||81|
|Paul Mitchell the School-Salt Lake City Holladay, UT||318|
|Medspa Academies South Jordan, UT||202|
|Taylor Andrews Academy-St George St. George, UT||141|