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

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.

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.

Eagle Gate College-Layton offers 3 degree programs. It's a very small, private for-profit, four-year university in a large suburb. In 2019, 19 students graduated with students earning 17 Bachelor's degrees, and 2 Certificates.

Provo College
Provo, UT

Provo College offers 22 degree programs. It's a very small, private for-profit, four-year university in a midsize city. In 2019, 128 students graduated with students earning 93 Associate's degrees, 22 Certificates, and 13 Bachelor's degrees.

Southern Utah University
Cedar City, UT

Southern Utah University offers 97 degree programs. It's a large, public, four-year university in a remote town. In 2019, 2,752 students graduated with students earning 1,157 Bachelor's degrees, 901 Associate's degrees, 412 Master's degrees, and 282 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.

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.

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.

Stevens-Henager College
St. George, UT

Stevens-Henager College offers 3 degree programs. It's a very small, private not-for-profit, two-year college in a small city. In 2019, 27 students graduated with students earning 27 Associate's degrees.

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.

Best Community Colleges in Utah

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.

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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.

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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.

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List of all colleges in Utah

School Average Tuition Student Teacher Ratio Enrolled Students
Brigham Young University-Provo Logo Brigham Young University-Provo Provo, UT
2/5
27 : 1 34,318
University of Utah Logo University of Utah Salt Lake City, UT
3/5
20 : 1 32,852
Eagle Gate College-Layton Logo Eagle Gate College-Layton Layton, UT
4/5
10 : 1 262
Evans Hairstyling College-St George Logo Evans Hairstyling College-St George Saint George, UT     68
Provo College Logo Provo College Provo, UT
3/5
15 : 1 412
Southern Utah University Logo Southern Utah University Cedar City, UT
2/5
34 : 1 11,224
Westminster College Logo Westminster College Salt Lake City, UT
5/5
15 : 1 2,215
Utah State University Logo Utah State University Logan, UT
2/5
28 : 1 27,810
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
Stevens-Henager College Logo Stevens-Henager College St. George, UT
3/5
13 : 1 65
Neumont College of Computer Science Logo Neumont College of Computer Science Salt Lake City, UT
5/5
47 : 1 474
Cameo College of Essential Beauty Logo Cameo College of Essential Beauty Murray, UT     217
Skin Science Institute Logo Skin Science Institute Sandy, UT     84
Paul Mitchell the School-Provo Logo Paul Mitchell the School-Provo Provo, UT     150
Paul Mitchell the School-St. George Logo Paul Mitchell the School-St. George Saint George, UT     81
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
Taylor Andrews Academy-St George Logo Taylor Andrews Academy-St George St. George, UT     141

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