Utah prioritizes education and has one of America’s most highly educated populations. In urban and rural areas statewide, residents have access to public and private colleges for all higher education needs.
Most Utah colleges are located in the state’s northern central region known as Wasatch Front. This area is named for the Wasatch Range of mountains and includes Salt Lake City, Provo and Ogden. But for those who live elsewhere, Utah colleges are still accessible. More than 20% of Utah college students take all their courses online. Learn more about Utah with these education statistics and other facts.
- Among all US states, Utah has the highest percentage of college graduates.
- Utah has an above-average percentage of online learners. In 2012 the National Center for Education Statistics reported that more than 20% of students enrolled in Title IV institutions were completing their degrees exclusively online.
- A top Utah school for online degree programs is Utah State University. US News & World Report has named the school among the best for online bachelor’s programs and online graduate education programs.
- Natural beauty is a state treasure. Utah has six National Forests, 43 state parks, five National Parks and seven National Monuments. Nearly 7,000,000 people visit Utah’s National Parks every year.
- After Hollywood, Utah has been the #1 location for shooting western films. The Lone Ranger and Pony Express are classic examples.
- Utah has the youngest population in the United States. According to the US Census Bureau, in 2010 Utah was the only state with a median age in the 20s: 29.2. Experts attribute this to the state’s high percentage of Mormon families, with Mormon culture traditionally place a high value on having a large family.
- The state’s nickname is the Beehive State. The beehive represents enterprise and perseverance — making it a fine symbol for goal-driven college students.
Among ranked National Universities, the average cost of tuition and fees for the 2019–2020 school year was $41,426 at private colleges, $11,260 for state residents at public colleges and $27,120 for out-of-state students at state schools, according to data reported to U.S. News in an annual survey.
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