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Julia Adams, Journalist • May 15, 2024

Utah’s Universities and Colleges

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Group of high-school students in a classroom, during lesson.

Brigham Young University (BYU):

Founded in 1875, BYU is renowned for its commitment to academic excellence and itsstrong emphasis on values-based education rooted in the principles of The Church ofJesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The university offers over 180 undergraduate majorsand numerous graduate programs across disciplines such as business, engineering,humanities, and the sciences. BYU’s campus is characterized by its stunning mountainbackdrop and vibrant student life.
University of Utah:Established in 1850, the University of Utah is the state’s oldest and largest institution ofhigher learning. It is classified as a Research 1 university with high research activity andis home to many prestigious research centers and institutes. The university offers over100 undergraduate majors and a wide range of graduate and professional programs,including highly ranked programs in medicine, law, engineering, and business.
Utah State University (USU):Founded in 1888, USU is known for its strong focus on agricultural and naturalresources education, stemming from its origins as a land-grant institution. Today, USUoffers over 200 undergraduate and graduate programs across eight academic colleges,including agriculture, business, education, engineering, and the sciences. Theuniversity’s research initiatives and outreach programs contribute significantly to thestate’s economic and social development.
Utah Valley University (UVU):Established in 1941 as a vocational school, UVU has evolved into a comprehensiveregional university offering a broad array of undergraduate and graduate programs.With a student population exceeding 40,000, UVU is known for its emphasis onengaged learning, community partnerships, and workforce development initiatives. Theuniversity’s dynamic campus environment fosters innovation and entrepreneurshipamong its students.
Westminster College:Founded in 1875, Westminster College is a private liberal arts institution known for itssmall class sizes, personalized attention, and strong sense of community. The collegeoffers over 40 undergraduate majors, with popular programs in business,communication, environmental studies, nursing, and the arts. Westminster’s location inthe heart of Salt Lake City provides students with ample opportunities for internships,research, and cultural enrichment.
Weber State University:

Established in 1889, Weber State University serves as a comprehensive public
institution offering a wide range of undergraduate and graduate programs. Theuniversity is known for its affordable tuition, accessible faculty, and hands-on learningexperiences. Weber State’s focus on student success and community engagement hasearned it recognition as one of the top regional universities in the West.
Southern Utah University (SUU):Founded in 1897, SUU is situated in the scenic red rock country of southern Utah,providing a unique backdrop for learning and exploration. The university offers over 140undergraduate programs and several graduate programs across disciplines such as thearts, business, education, and outdoor recreation. SUU’s commitment to experientiallearning and student-faculty collaboration enhances the educational experience for itsstudents.
Dixie State University:Originally established in 1911 as a community college, Dixie State University has growninto a comprehensive regional university serving a diverse student population. Theuniversity offers over 200 academic programs, including bachelor’s and associatedegrees, as well as certificates and endorsements. Dixie State’s focus on innovation,entrepreneurship, and community engagement prepares students for success in therapidly evolving global economy.
Utah College of Applied Technology (UCAT):UCAT operates multiple campuses and satellite locations across Utah, providingtechnical and vocational education and training to meet the workforce needs of thestate. The college offers programs in high-demand fields such as healthcare,information technology, skilled trades, and transportation. UCAT’s industry-alignedcurriculum and hands-on training prepare students for rewarding careers in their chosenfields.
Neumont College of Computer Science:Founded in 2002, Neumont College specializes in computer science education, offeringaccelerated bachelor’s degrees designed to prepare students for careers in technology.The college’s innovative curriculum combines rigorous academics with real-worldprojects and internships, ensuring that graduates are well-equipped to succeed in thefast-paced tech industry. Located in the heart of Salt Lake City’s thriving tech scene,Neumont provides students with access to industry mentors, networking opportunities,and career placement assistance.
Each of Utah’s colleges offers a unique educational experience, with distinct strengthsand opportunities for students to explore and grow. Whether you’re interested in

pursuing a traditional liberal arts education, gaining hands-on technical skills, or
conducting cutting-edge research, Utah’s colleges provide the resources and supportneeded to achieve your academic and career goals.

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