Where to Start Looking to Find a College in Utah
The Utah System of Higher Education sponsors the Step Up website to provide information to students and families on college planning. The website has the usual check lists by grade, high school course recommendations, financial aid definitions, state scholarship information, and a listing of two and four-year colleges in the state.
Step Up refers users to the Utah Futures.org website for calculators, assessments, and portfolios. Some of the features such as the portfolio requires a state student ID and login. However, the financial aid sort, value of a college education calculator, and school comparison don’t require a login. Users can also download a College Guidebook in PDF format.
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There isn’t a general site for community college articulation and transfer agreements. The University of Utah has information on transferring from specific institutions on its website. You can find out information on exchange programs between Utah and other states at the Western Interstate Commission for Higher education.
Some Numbers to Help You Find a College
Utah has nine four-year institutions with 500 or more full-time undergraduates. Three are private not-for profit colleges and six public universities according to the Integrated Post-secondary Data System. Of the 123,326 students, 42.3% attend private colleges and 57.7% attend public universities.
The average four-year graduation rate for private colleges was 24% and the average five-year rate for public schools was 31%. No Utah colleges meet the DIY College Rankings 50-50 profile requirements.
College-bound seniors in Utah had an average of 20.7 ACT Composite score with a 20 for English and 20.3 for Math. The 75th Percentile scores were a Composite of 24, 24 for English, and 24 for Math. A total of five colleges ACT 75th% Composite scores were at or above this level.
The top 20 colleges ACT test takers in Utah applied to:
- University of Utah
- Utah State University
- Brigham Young University
- Utah Valley University
- Weber State University
- Southern Utah University
- Dixie State College of Utah
- Salt Lake Community College
- Snow College
- Brigham Young University-Idaho
- Westminster College
- Brigham Young University-Hawaii Campus
- Arizona State University
- Lds Business College
- Stanford University
- College of Eastern Utah
- University of Southern California
- Provo College
- University of California-Los Angeles
- University of Oregon
List of Colleges in Utah
In the following table, the four-year graduation rate is used for private colleges and the five-year rate for public colleges. The data are based on the data available from IPEDS in the fall of 2012 which are available on the DIY College Search spreadsheet.
Brigham Young University-Provo Private 28005 31 63 680 680 30 11617
Dixie State College of Utah Public 5473 15291
Southern Utah University Public 5556 32 76 580 580 26 10874
University of Utah Public 17091 45 83 630 630 27 8773
Utah State University Public 14383 42 97 610 610 27 10373
Utah Valley University Public 17184 10 10917
Weber State University Public 11450 27 8111
Western Governors University Private 21859 3 15521
Westminster College Private 2325 38 68 620 620 27 22291