6 Largest Colleges in Utah

6 Largest Colleges in Utah

You can get an affordable college education at one of Utah’s most popular colleges.

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University of Utah's medical school is the only one in the state and specializes in primary care.

College students in Utah often have the opportunity to ski or hike in the surrounding mountains while getting a great education at the most popular colleges in the state. Find out which schools are the largest and see how much each school will run you for a year of book learning.

6. Utah State University

Type of College: Public University

Enrollment: 14,893

Cost: In-state: $5,931, Out-of-state: $17,078

Best programs: Economics, communication sciences and disorders, elementary education and teaching, and business administration.

Fun fact: Forbes magazine ranked Utah State University as the top university in the West for the lowest tuition.

5. Weber State University

Type of College: Public University

Enrollment: 18,081

Cost: In-state: $4,548, Out-of-state: $12,260

Best programs: Nursing, sales operations, medical radiologic technology, and accounting.

Fun fact: Weber State University's proximity to the mountains allows students the opportunity to ski and rock climb in the mountains and go rafting on nearby rivers.

4. Utah Valley University

Type of College: Public University

Enrollment: 23,840

Cost: In-state: $4,584, Out-of-state: $12,940

Best programs: Communications, photography, web design, hospitality, database management, and graphic design.

Fun fact: UVU was originally a vocational school and it continues in that tradition by sticking to a very hands-on approach to learning in the classroom.

3. Salt Lake Community College

Type of College: Community College

Enrollment: 25,235

Cost: In-state: $167 per credit hour, Out-of-state: $453 per credit hour

Best programs: Doula and childbirth education, medical office administration, library science, and performing arts.

Fun fact: Do you like to write or need to write for work? Salt Lake Community College offers workshops and other opportunities to practice at their community writing center.

2. University of Utah, Salt Lake City

Type of College: Public University

Enrollment: 28,025

Cost: In-state: $7,212, Out-of-state: $22,912

Best programs: Social sciences, business, communication, health related programs, and engineering.

Fun fact: University of Utah's medical school is the only one in the state and specializes in primary care.

1. Brigham Young University

Type of College: Private University

Enrollment: 34,174

Cost: $4,710 per semester

Best programs: Biomedical sciences, social sciences, education, performing arts, and business.

Fun fact: Notable BYU alumni include author Stephanie Meyer and former U.S. presidential candidate Mitt Romney.

Quick Facts

  • The Church of Latter Day Saints (Mormon Church) is very prevalent in Utah. But don't let that deter you from looking into colleges with Mormon affiliations. While Brigham Young University does have a strict honor code with rules governing time spent in other students' rooms and beard growth, it does try to be inclusive of students of all backgrounds.
  • Step Up Utah is an organization that will help you get motivated and stay on track to get into a college in Utah.

Stats source: CollegeStats and U.S. News and World Report.

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