Known for its world-class ski resorts and tall, scenic mountains, Utah is located in the western part of the United States. The state shares borders with Idaho to the north, Wyoming to the northeast, Colorado to the east, Arizona to the south, New Mexico to the south east, and Nevada to the west.
According to U.S. Census Bureau estimates, Utah’s population was 2,900,872 in 2013. Salt Lake City is the state’s largest city and capital. Other major cities include West Valley City, Provo, West Jordan, Orem, and Ogden.
Utah is a major tourism destination with year-round outdoor activities. In 2002, Utah successfully hosted the Olympic Winter Games. Today, the state continues to benefit from the legacy of the games. Salt Lake City enjoys a strong reputation as a world-class winter sports hub, and millions of residents and visitors come to city every year for major events and recreation activities.
Utah has one of the nation’s thriving economies, underpinned by tourism and several other key industries, including manufacturing, mining, agriculture, life sciences, software and information technology, and financial services. The state is also home to a thriving film industry and hosts the annual Sundance Film Festival.
The Utah System of Higher Education comprises eight public colleges and universities, including two research universities, namely the University of Utah and Utah State University. In addition, there are many independent universities and colleges, for example, Brigham Young University, Western Governors University, and Westminster College. Brigham Young University—Provo is ranked 62nd among the top national universities (U.S. News, 2015).
Below are some of the popular colleges in the state. You can also use our college finder search tool to find the right college for you based on your preferred area of study.
For a full list of accredited colleges and universities in Utah, contact the Utah System of Higher Education.
|College||Popular Majors||Type of Institution||Enrollment|
|Westminster College||Business,Social Sciences||Private||>10,000||Request Info|
|Southern Utah Univeristy||Business,Education,Parks/Recreation||Public||>10,000||Request Info|
|Dixie State College||Business,Education,Physical Sciences||Public||>10,000||Request Info|
|Weber State University||Business,Education,Psychology||Public||>10,000||Request Info|
|Utah State University||Business,Computer/ Information Sciences,Psychology||Public||>10,000||Request Info|
|University of Utah||Finance,Management,Petroleum Engineering||Public||>10,000||Request Info|
|Salt Lake Comminity College||Business,Interdisciplinary Studies,Security/Protective Services||Public||>10,000||Request Info|
|Utah Valley University||Business,Education,Social Sciences||Public||>10,000||Request Info|