The state of Utah has a number of public and private post-secondary and graduate institutions, though overall the number of schools available is limited due to the relatively low population of the state in relation to its size. The state’s largest city, Salt Lake City, is also its capital and is one four cities in the state that surpass 100,000 residents, with the others being West Valley City, Provo and West Jordan. The state borders Nevada to the west, Arizona to the south, Colorado to the east, Wyoming to the northeast and Idaho to the North.
Utah operates a number of state funded colleges and universities, though it lacks a unified state university system. Many of the schools are master degree institutions dedicated primarily to the awarding of graduate degrees. Utah State University is the closest to a comprehensive state university system, with four campuses and a large number of programs. Utah State University is Utah’s only land grant institution.
Public institutions in Utah include:
- University of Utah (Salt Lake City)
- Dixie State College of Utah (St. George)
- Southern Utah University (Cedar City)
- Weber State University (Ogden)
Utah State University Campuses:
- Utah State University (Logan)
- Utah State University - Brigham City
- Utah State University - Tooele
- Utah State University - Uintah Basin (Vernal and Roosevelt)
There are a few private nonprofit institutions in the state, the most notable of which is Brigham Young University, which operates several campuses throughout the United States but its central location is in Provo. Brigham Young University is considered one of the best institutions in its area, and is priced affordably for a private institution. The school is founded an Mormon tradition and is named for one of the founders of the religion.
Private colleges and universities in Utah:
- Brigham Young University (Provo)
- Westminster College (Salt Lake City)
- Neumont University (South Jordan)
- Stevens-Henager College (Ogden)
In addition to the four year institutions found throughout the state, utah also is home to a number of community colleges and career schools. Community colleges provide transfer opportunities as well as career educations, typically in a large number of fields reflective of community needs, with programs resulting in two year degrees. Private career schools provide focused education in high demand fields, with programs typically taking a year or less to complete with the purpose of allowing the graduate to immediately enter the workforce upon program completion. Such schools can be found throughout the state and typically assist in job placement after graduation.
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