Utah Valley University

800 W University Parkway
Orem, UT 84058-5999
  • 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 31,332 students (52% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 34:1 is higher than the state community college average of 30:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 16% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 21%.
  • Utah Valley University is one of 5 community colleges within Utah County, UT.
  • The nearest community college to Utah Valley University is Stevens-Henager College (Orem) (0.6 miles away).

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, non-profit
Total Faculty928 staff34 staff
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Student Body

  • The student population of Utah Valley University has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 34:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Utah Valley University diversity score of 0.29 is less than the state average of 0.37. The school's diversity has grown by 7% over five years.
Total Enrollment31,332 students914 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio34:130:1
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# Full-Time Students16,296 students270 students
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# Part-Time Students15,036 students644 students
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# Undergraduate Students16,259 students270 students
# Graduate Students37 students44 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
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% Asian
2%
2%
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% Hispanic
6%
7%
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% Black
1%
2%
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% White
84%
79%
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% Hawaiian
1%
1%
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% Two or more races
2%
1%
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% Non Resident races
1%
2%
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% Unknown races
2%
5%
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Diversity Score0.290.37
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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 less than the state average of $6,840. The in-state tuition has grown by 14% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $14,802 is more than the state average of $14,426. The out-state tuition has grown by 11% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$5,270$6,840
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Out-State Tuition Fees$14,802$14,426
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid79%89%
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Median Debt for Graduates$15,750$19,629
This chart display median debt for students who have completed a certificate or degree in Utah Valley University and average median debt for community college students who have completed a certificate or degree in UT by year, with the latest 2014-15 school year data.
Median Debt for Dropouts$7,500$6,625
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Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

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