List of Online College Programs in Utah

POPULATION (2021): 3.4 million

CAPITAL: Salt Lake City



Though Utah does, indeed, have a large population of people who are highly dedicated to their religion, it is a very welcoming place for everyone that offers a unique college experience. The cost of living is low, the weather is nice year-round, there are endless opportunities for outdoor exploration and recreation, and the cities are some of the fastest-growing in the country, meaning a lot of opportunities for college students. 

Universities in Utah – 4-Year Colleges and Online 

Utah has a relatively low population given its massive size, but it still has a dedication to offering students places to get an affordable 4-year degree. Here is a closer look at the private and public universities and colleges in Utah.

Public Universities in Utah

There are 18 public university campuses in Utah, several of which are branch campuses of their parent university. Here they are:

  • Utah Valley University (Orem)
    • Branch campuses: Wasatch, Lehi
  • University of Utah (Salt Lake City)
    • Branch campuses: Asia, Sandy, St. George
  • Weber State University (Ogden)
    • Branch campuses: Davis, Farmington Station, Morgan, West
  • Utah State University (Logan)
    • Branch campuses: Brigham City, Tooele, Uintah Basin
  • Southern Utah University (Cedar City)
  • Utah Tech University (St. George)
    • Branch campus: Hurricane

Private Universities in Utah

Brigham Young University is the most recognizable name, and also the largest private university in Utah, but several other private colleges offer 4-year degrees:

  • Western Governors University
  • Webster University
  • Independence University
  • Ensign College
  • Columbia College
  • Westminster College
  • Rocky Vista University
  • Fortis College
  • Joyce University of Nursing and Health Sciences
  • Provo College
  • Eagle Gate College
  • Broadview University

Community Colleges in Utah

The community college system of Utah is well spread out across the state, allowing for younger students to take some classes while they decide if they want to pursue a 4-year degree, and also giving nontraditional students options for education without having to relocate to one of the cities with a 4-year university. 

  • Salt Lake Community College
  • Snow College (2 campuses: Ephraim, Richfield)
  • Bridgerland Technical College (Logan)
  • Davis Technical College (Kaysville)
  • Dixie Technical College (St. George)
  • Mountainland Technical College (Orem)
  • Ogden–Weber Technical College (Ogden)
  • Southwest Technical College (Cedar City)
  • Tooele Technical College (Tooele)
  • Uintah Basin Technical College (Roosevelt)

Prominent Online Colleges in Utah

Western Governors University is the most prolific in-state online college (though the enrollment at the University of Phoenix-Online is also very high in Utah), and several of the colleges have followed suit. The University of Utah offers fully online programs across the majority of the fields of study, as well as several hybrid learning programs to help students with their work-life balance. 

Universities in Salt Lake City, UT

Salt Lake City is the largest city in Utah (by far), and also the capital. Both of those generally means a lot of colleges, and Salt Lake City is no exception. Here are all the colleges in Salt Lake City that offer 4-year degree programs:

  • Independence University
  • Midwives College of Utah
  • Neumont College of Computer Science
  • Nightingale College
  • University of Utah
  • Western Governors University
  • Westminster College

Get to Know Utah

Utah is huge, and that means a lot of different things to do depending on what your interests are. The rock climbing community is very large in Utah, and for good reason: there are a lot of things to climb! If the vertical routes aren’t your favorite, countless hiking paths demand a little less work. 

Some of the best skiing and snowboarders in the world call Utah home because of its long season and multiple top-notch mountains to choose from.

For the city dwellers, Salt Lake City is also a hub of culture and entertainment for the state, and live music and art are never hard to find!

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