Utah Valley University

800 W University Parkway
Orem, UT 84058
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  • Utah Valley University (UVU) is a teaching institution which provides opportunity, promotes student success, and meets regional educational needs. UVU builds on a foundation of substantive scholarly and creative work to foster engaged learning. The university prepares professionally competent people of integrity who, as lifelong learners and leaders, serve as stewards of a globally interdependent community. UVU is a teaching institution where students learn, do and become. At UVU, the fusion of academic and hands-on learning is referred to as "engaged learning." Along with the institution's long-rooted commitment to serving the needs of the community, UVU's emphasis on engaged learning led to its classification as "community engaged" by the Carnegie Foundation. UVU's Grants for Engaged Learning Office oversees a $400,000 grant program in support of engaged learning projects.

School Highlights

Utah Valley University serves 39,931 students (49% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 43:1 is higher than the state community college average of 33:1.
Minority enrollment is 22% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 25%.

Top Placements

Utah Valley University places among the top 20% of community colleges in Utah for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 928 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Utah Valley University(UT) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelFour or more yearsFour or more years
Institution ControlPublicPrivate, for profit
Total Faculty928 staff26 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Utah Valley University has grown by 27% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 43:1 has increased from 30:1 over five years.
The Utah Valley University diversity score of 0.38 is less than the state average of 0.42. The school's diversity has grown by 31% over five years.
Total Enrollment39,931 students701 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio43:133:1
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# Full-Time Students19,451 students399 students
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# Part-Time Students20,480 students302 students
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# Undergraduate Students19,261 students205 students
# Graduate Students190 students54 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
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% Asian
1%
2%
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% Hispanic
11%
11%
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% Black
1%
1%
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% White
78%
75%
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% Hawaiian
1%
1%
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% Two or more races
3%
3%
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% Non Resident races
3%
3%
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% Unknown races
1%
3%
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Diversity Score0.380.42
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$49,800$32,700
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Finances and Admission

The public in-state tuition of $5,270 is more than the state average of $4,544. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $14,802 is more than the state average of $13,647. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$5,270$4,544
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Out-State Tuition Fees$14,802$13,647
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid75%90%
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Median Debt for Graduates$15,335$15,534
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Median Debt for Dropouts$6,600$6,067
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Source: 2019 (or latest year available) IPEDS

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Utah Valley University is Stevens-Henager College (0.5 miles away).
  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Stevens-Henager College
    Private not-for-profit
    125 students | 0.50 Mi1476 Sandhill Road
    Orem UT  84058
    (801) 418-00000000
    0.50125
  • Broadview University-Orem
    Private, for profit
    105 students | 2.60 Mi898 N 1200 W
    Orem UT  84057
    (801) 822-5800
    2.60105
  • Provo College
    Private, for profit
    446 students | 2.70 Mi1450 W 820 N
    Provo UT  84601
    2.70446
  • AmeriTech College-Draper
    Private for-profit
    723 students | 19.80 Mi12257 South Business Park Drive-Ste 100
    Draper UT  84020
    (801) 816-1444
    19.80723
  • 234 students | 20.20 Mi121 Election Rd Ste 300
    Draper UT  84020
    (801) 601-5000
    20.20234
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Did You Know?
For Utah public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,544 per year for in-state students and $13,647 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,275 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Utah community colleges have a diversity score of 0.42, which is lower than the national average of 0.73. The most diverse community college in Utah is Stevens-Henager College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.