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 41,728 students (48% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the state community college average of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 20% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 25%.

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

The teacher population of 2,748 teachers has grown by 148% over five years.
Utah Valley University(UT) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationMaster's Colleges & Universities: Small ProgramsItem not available
Institution LevelFour or more yearsFour or more years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty2,748 staff119 staff
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School CalendarLink to School Calendar

Student Body

The student population of Utah Valley University has grown by 33% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has decreased from 34:1 over five years.
The Utah Valley University diversity score of 0.34 is less than the state average of 0.42. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment41,728 students2,532 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio15:112:1
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# Full-Time Students19,996 students439 students
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# Part-Time Students21,732 students2,093 students
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# Undergraduate Students19,799 students439 students
# Graduate Students197 students93 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
-
1%
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% Asian
1%
2%
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% Hispanic
12%
13%
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% Black
1%
1%
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% White
80%
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
1%
2%
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% Unknown races
1%
2%
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Diversity Score0.340.42
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$49,800$33,600
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $5,270 is less than the state average of $6,616. 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 $14,201. The out-state tuition has declined by 5% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$5,270$6,616
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Out-State Tuition Fees$14,802$14,201
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid74%86%
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Median Debt for Graduates$15,500$25,249
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Median Debt for Dropouts$6,812$6,394
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Source: 2020 (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
    95 students | 0.50 Mi1476 Sandhill Road
    Orem, UT 84058
    (801) 373-0285
    0.5095
  • Provo College
    Private for-profit
    412 students | 2.70 Mi1450 W 820 N
    Provo, UT 84601
    (801) 818-8901
    2.70412
  • 3,222 students | 13.50 Mi2301 West Ashton Blvd.
    Lehi, UT 84043
    13.503,222
  • AmeriTech College-Draper
    Private for-profit
    1,064 students | 19.80 Mi12257 South Business Park Drive-Ste 100
    Draper, UT 84020
    (801) 816-1444
    19.801,064
  • 202 students | 26.00 Mi1902 W 7800 S
    West Jordan, UT 84088
    (385) 501-4803
    26.00202
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For Utah public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $6,616 per year for in-state students and $14,201 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,215 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 0.71. The most diverse community college in Utah is Stevens-Henager College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.