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The Utah System of Higher Education directs the operations of the state colleges and universities in Utah. It administers financial aid programs and scholarships to students and provides them with information about Utah schools and financial aid options. One of the Utah System of Higher Education’s current goals is to ensure that at least 66% of the adult state population has associate, bachelor’s, or master’s degrees by 2020. The System plans to achieve this by lowering the cost of higher education and increasing the flexibility of the state’s degree programs. The Utah System of Higher Education can be reached by the public using the following contact information:

Utah System of Higher Education

60 S. 400 W.
Salt Lake City, Utah 84101-1284
801-321-7162

The Growth of Online Education in Utah

Utah is at the forefront of the online education movement. The state’s K-12 schools, colleges, and universities have fully embraced technology to usher students into the digital age. College students and high school students in Utah have access to flexible online classes to help them achieve their academic goals. Additionally, online schools in Utah are rapidly establishing themselves as some of the best in the nation.

Public Education Online

In 2011, Utah Legislature decided that all Utah high school students should have access to online courses. Public Education Online is an education project that provides high school students with access to online courses created by public school educators in Utah. Each year, students are eligible to take two online courses from Public Education Online in addition to their regular high school courses. Students who wish to graduate early can also opt to take additional online courses.

Utah Science Technology and Research Initiative (USTAR)

Some of the most innovative technology companies in Utah started out as research projects at public universities in the state. The goal of the Utah Science Technology and Research Initiative is to attract more research teams and fund additional research projects at the University of Utah and Utah State University. Each of the projects funded by USTAR focuses on creating new technology that will stimulate Utah’s economy and position the state as a leader in the tech sector. University researchers who participate in USTAR work with corporate partners in the state to bring cutting-edge technology to consumers and businesses.

Western Governors University

Utah is home to Western Governors University (WGU), a private online university founded by 19 U.S. governors in 1997. Western Governors University stands out among online colleges in the U.S. and online schools in Utah thanks to its affordable and practical degree programs. The school offers a total of 58 bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in business, education, the health professions, and information technology. The tuition at WGU is around $6,000 per year for most undergraduate students, which is considerably lower than the tuition at the majority of online colleges that offer similar, flexible degree programs.

The Career Outlook for Utah Graduates

Utah laborers are heavily-reliant on healthcare and biochemical jobs, which are among the fastest-growing in the state. Specifically, employees in Utah are expected to continue finding increased opportunities as health aides, biochemists and biophysicists, and physical therapy and personal care assistants. Growth in these occupations between 2008 and 2018 should largely exceed expansion in other industries, depending on availability of qualified candidates. Students with an undergraduate degree may be eligible for home health, personal care, and physical therapist aide positions, while those with a more advanced degree may be able to pursue careers as biochemists and biophysicists, or biomedical engineers. Here are the fastest-growing occupations in Utah, according to recent projections:

Home Health Aides

Projected Increase:
76%
Employment in 2008:
6,080
Employment by 2018:
10,670

Biochemists and Biophysicists

Projected Increase:
73%
Employment in 2008:
230
Employment by 2018:
400

Personal Care Aides

Projected Increase:
70%
Employment in 2008:
2,900
Employment by 2018:
4,940

Biomedical Engineers

Projected Increase:
68%
Employment in 2008:
430
Employment by 2018:
730

Physical Therapist Aides

Projected Increase:
65%
Employment in 2008:
810
Employment by 2018:
1,340

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Colleges & Universities in Utah

Accrediting Agency: Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges
Address: 1262 S 820 E
American Fork, Utah 84003
Contact: n/a
Type of School: 2-year, Private for-profit
Programs Offered: One but less than two years certificate; Associate’s degree
Accepts dual credits: yes
Accepts life experience credits: no
Accepts AP credits: yes
Number of Students: 178
Accrediting Agency: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Address: 121 Election Rd Ste 300
Draper, Utah 84020
Contact: (801) 601-5000
Type of School: 4-year, Private for-profit
Programs Offered: Bachelor's degree; Master's degree; Doctor's degree
Accepts dual credits: no
Accepts life experience credits: no
Accepts AP credits: no
Number of Students: 335
Accrediting Agency: Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges of Technology
Address: Main Campus
Provo, Utah 84602
Contact: (801) 422-4636
Type of School: 4-year, Private not-for-profit
Programs Offered: Bachelor's degree; Postbaccalaureate certificate; Master's degree; Doctor's degree; First-professional degree
Accepts dual credits: yes
Accepts life experience credits: no
Accepts AP credits: yes
Number of Students: 34101
Accrediting Agency: Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools
Address: 869 West Hill Field Road
Layton, Utah 84041
Contact: n/a
Type of School: 4-year, primarily associate’s, Private for-profit
Programs Offered: One but less than two years certificate; Associate’s degree; Bachelor’s degree; Master’s degree
Accepts dual credits: yes
Accepts life experience credits: yes
Accepts AP credits: yes
Number of Students: 87
Accrediting Agency: Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
Address: 451 E 400 N
Price, Utah 84501
Type of School: 2-year, Public
Programs Offered: Less than one year certificate; One but less than two years certificate; Associate's degree; Two but less than 4 years certificate
Accepts dual credits: yes
Accepts life experience credits: no
Accepts AP credits: yes
Number of Students: 2323
Accrediting Agency: Council on Occupational Education
Address: 550 E 300 S
Kaysville, Utah 84037-2699
Contact: (801) 593-2500
Type of School: 2-year, Public
Programs Offered: Less than one year certificate; One but less than two years certificate; Associate's degree; Two but less than 4 years certificate
Accepts dual credits: yes
Accepts life experience credits: yes
Accepts AP credits: yes
Number of Students: 4015
Accrediting Agency: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Address: 9350 S. 150 East
Ste. 420, Sandy, Utah 84070
Contact: (801) 565-5110
Type of School: 4-year, Private for-profit
Programs Offered: Associate's degree; Bachelor's degree; Master's degree
Accepts dual credits: no
Accepts life experience credits: no
Accepts AP credits: yes
Number of Students: 1841
Accrediting Agency: Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
Address: 225 S 700 E
Saint George, Utah 84770-3876
Contact: (435) 652-7500
Type of School: 4-year, primarily associate's, Public
Programs Offered: Less than one year certificate; One but less than two years certificate; Associate's degree; Two but less than 4 years certificate; Bachelor's degree
Accepts dual credits: yes
Accepts life experience credits: yes
Accepts AP credits: yes
Number of Students: 9086
Accrediting Agency: Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools
Address: 5588 South Green Street
Murray, Utah 84123-6965
Type of School: 4-year, primarily associate's, Private for-profit
Programs Offered: One but less than two years certificate; Associate's degree; Bachelor's degree
Accepts dual credits: yes
Accepts life experience credits: no
Accepts AP credits: yes
Number of Students: 414
Accrediting Agency: Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools
Address: 3280 W 3500 S
West Valley City, Utah 84119-2632
Contact: (801) 840-4800
Type of School: 4-year, primarily associate's, Private for-profit
Programs Offered: Less than one year certificate; One but less than two years certificate; Associate's degree; Bachelor's degree
Accepts dual credits: no
Accepts life experience credits: yes
Accepts AP credits: yes
Number of Students: 335
Accrediting Agency: Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools
Address: 920 W Levoy Dr
Murray, Utah 84123
Contact: (801) 263-3313
Type of School: 4-year, primarily associate's, Private for-profit
Programs Offered: Associate's degree; Bachelor's degree
Accepts dual credits: n/a
Accepts life experience credits: n/a
Accepts AP credits: n/a
Number of Students: n/a
Accrediting Agency: Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
Address: 95 North 300 West
Salt Lake City, Utah 84101-3500
Contact: (801) 524-8100
Type of School: 2-year, Private not-for-profit
Programs Offered: One but less than two years certificate; Associate's degree
Accepts dual credits: yes
Accepts life experience credits: no
Accepts AP credits: yes
Number of Students: 1988
Accrediting Agency: Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges
Address: 1450 W 820 N
Provo, Utah 84601
Contact: n/a
Type of School: 2-year, Private for-profit
Programs Offered: One but less than two years certificate; Associate’s degree
Accepts dual credits: yes
Accepts life experience credits: no
Accepts AP credits: yes
Number of Students: 178
Accrediting Agency: Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
Address: 4600 S Redwood Rd
Salt Lake City, Utah 84123
Contact: (801) 957-4111
Type of School: 2-year, Public
Programs Offered: Less than one year certificate; One but less than two years certificate; Associate's degree
Accepts dual credits: yes
Accepts life experience credits: no
Accepts AP credits: yes
Number of Students: 33705
Accrediting Agency: Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
Address: 150 E College Ave
Ephraim, Utah 84627
Contact: (435) 283-7000
Type of School: 2-year, Public
Programs Offered: Less than one year certificate; One but less than two years certificate; Associate's degree
Accepts dual credits: yes
Accepts life experience credits: no
Accepts AP credits: yes
Number of Students: 4465
Accrediting Agency: Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
Address: 351 West University Blvd
Cedar City, Utah 84720
Contact: (435) 586-7700
Type of School: 4-year, Public
Programs Offered: Associate's degree; Bachelor's degree; Master's degree
Accepts dual credits: yes
Accepts life experience credits: yes
Accepts AP credits: yes
Number of Students: 7750
Accrediting Agency: Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges of Technology
Address: 383 W Vine St
Murray, Utah 84123-5671
Contact: (801) 281-7600
Type of School: 4-year, primarily associate's, Private for-profit
Programs Offered: Associate's degree; Bachelor's degree; Master's degree
Accepts dual credits: no
Accepts life experience credits: no
Accepts AP credits: no
Number of Students: 21
Accrediting Agency: Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges of Technology
Address: 1476 South Sandhill Road
Orem, Utah 84058
Type of School: 4-year, Private for-profit
Programs Offered: Associate's degree; Bachelor's degree; Master's degree
Accepts dual credits: no
Accepts life experience credits: no
Accepts AP credits: no
Number of Students: 21
Accrediting Agency: Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges
Address:
Logan, Utah 84321
Contact: n/a
Type of School: 4-year, primarily associate’s, Private for-profit
Programs Offered: Associate’s degree; Bachelor’s degree
Accepts dual credits: no
Accepts life experience credits: no
Accepts AP credits: no
Number of Students: 21
Accrediting Agency: Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges of Technology
Address: 1350 W. 1890 S.
West Haven, Utah 84401
Contact: (801) 394-7791
Type of School: 4-year, primarily associate's, Private for-profit
Programs Offered: Associate's degree; Bachelor's degree; Master's degree
Accepts dual credits: no
Accepts life experience credits: no
Accepts AP credits: no
Number of Students: 21
Accrediting Agency: Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools
Address: 121 W Election Rd - Ste 100
Draper, Utah 84020
Contact: (800) 978-0096
Type of School: 4-year, primarily associate's, Private for-profit
Programs Offered: One but less than two years certificate; Associate's degree; Bachelor's degree
Accepts dual credits: yes
Accepts life experience credits: yes
Accepts AP credits: yes
Number of Students: 708
Accrediting Agency: University of Phoenix is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association. University of Phoenix was placed on Notice by The Higher Learning Commission, effective June 27, 2013. For additional information, contact The Higher Learning Commission, ncahlc.org.
Address: 5373 S. Green Street
Salt Lake City, Utah 84123-4617
Contact: n/a
Type of School: 4-year, Private for-profit
Programs Offered: Less than one year certificate; Bachelor's degree; Master's degree
Accepts dual credits: no
Accepts life experience credits: yes
Accepts AP credits: yes
Number of Students: 3672
Accrediting Agency: Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
Address: 201 Presidents Circle
Salt Lake City, Utah 84112-9008
Contact: (801) 581-7200
Type of School: 4-year, Public
Programs Offered: Bachelor's degree; Postbaccalaureate certificate; Master's degree; Post-master's certificate; Doctor's degree; First-professional degree
Accepts dual credits: yes
Accepts life experience credits: yes
Accepts AP credits: yes
Number of Students: 31660
Accrediting Agency: Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges of Technology
Address: 1902 W 7800 S
West Jordan, Utah 84088
Type of School: 4-year, primarily associate's, Private for-profit
Programs Offered: One but less than two years certificate; Associate's degree; Bachelor's degree
Accepts dual credits: n/a
Accepts life experience credits: n/a
Accepts AP credits: n/a
Number of Students: n/a
Accrediting Agency: Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
Address: Old Main Hill
Logan, Utah 84322-1400
Contact: (435) 797-1000
Type of School: 4-year, Public
Programs Offered: One but less than two years certificate; Associate's degree; Bachelor's degree; Postbaccalaureate certificate; Master's degree; Post-master's certificate; Doctor's degree
Accepts dual credits: yes
Accepts life experience credits: no
Accepts AP credits: yes
Number of Students: 26672
Accrediting Agency: Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
Address: Old Main Hill
Logan, Utah 84322
Contact: (435) 797-1000
Type of School: 4-year, primarily associate's, Public
Programs Offered: One but less than two years certificate; Associate's degree; Bachelor's degree
Accepts dual credits: yes
Accepts life experience credits: no
Accepts AP credits: yes
Number of Students: 26672
Accrediting Agency: Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
Address: 800 W University Parkway
Orem, Utah 84058-5999
Contact: (801) 863-8161
Type of School: 4-year, primarily associate's, Public
Programs Offered: One but less than two years certificate; Associate's degree; Bachelor's degree; Master's degree
Accepts dual credits: n/a
Accepts life experience credits: n/a
Accepts AP credits: n/a
Number of Students: 33395
Accrediting Agency: Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
Address: 3848 Harrison Blvd
Ogden, Utah 84408-1137
Contact: (801) 626-6000
Type of School: 4-year, Public
Programs Offered: Less than one year certificate; One but less than two years certificate; Associate's degree; Bachelor's degree; Postbaccalaureate certificate; Master's degree
Accepts dual credits: yes
Accepts life experience credits: yes
Accepts AP credits: yes
Number of Students: 25301
Accrediting Agency: Distance Education and Training Council, Accrediting Commission and Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
Address: Online Only
Contact: (801) 274-3280
Website: Learn more
Type of School: 4-year, Private not-for-profit
Programs Offered: Bachelor's degree; Postbaccalaureate certificate; Master's degree
Accepts dual credits: n/a
Accepts life experience credits: n/a
Accepts AP credits: n/a
Number of Students: n/a
Accrediting Agency: Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
Address: 1840 South 1300 East
Salt Lake City, Utah 84105
Contact: n/a
Type of School: 4-year, Private not-for-profit
Programs Offered: Bachelor’s degree; Postbaccalaureate certificate; Master’s degree
Accepts dual credits: yes
Accepts life experience credits: yes
Accepts AP credits: yes
Number of Students: 3372