Utah Valley University

800 W University Parkway
Orem, UT 84058
Top Ranked (2024): View Rankings
  • 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 40,936 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 18% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 23%.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Enrollment: 40,936 students
  • In-state tuition: $5,270
  • Out-state tuition: $14,802
  • Student:teacher ratio: 15:1
  • Minority enrollment: 18%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

Utah Valley University ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Utah for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 2,748 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Utah Valley University
(UT) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Doctoral/Research Universities--Extensive
Institution Level
Four or more years
Four or more years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
2,748 staff
154 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 15:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The Utah Valley University diversity score of 0.32 is less than the state average of 0.39. The school's diversity has declined by 7% over five years.
Total Enrollment
40,936 students
1,545 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
12:1
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# Full-Time Students
19,667 students
501 students
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# Part-Time Students
21,269 students
1,044 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
280 students
176 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
19,413 students
501 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
254 students
28 students
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UT All Graduation Breakdown
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
20,898 students
2,172 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
371 students
371 students
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UT All Part Time Graduation Breakdown
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
750 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
n/a
1%
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% Asian
2%
2%
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% Hispanic
10%
11%
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% Black
1%
1%
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% White
82%
77%
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% Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
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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%
3%
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in UT.
Diversity Score
0.32
0.39
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
n/a
56%
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
14.17%
0.57%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$49,800
$32,700
This chart display average graduate earnings (10 Years) of Utah Valley University and community college average graduate earnings (10 Years) of UT by year, disaggregated by student subgroups with the latest 2012-13 school year data.

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $5,270 is less than the state average of $6,267. The in-state tuition has declined by 6% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $14,802 is more than the state average of $13,852. The out-state tuition has declined by 7% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$5,270
$6,267
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$14,802
$13,852
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
74%
87%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$15,108
$15,972
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$6,541
$6,334
This chart display median debt for students who have not completed a certificate or degree in Utah Valley University and average median debt for community college students who have not completed a certificate or degree in UT by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Acceptance Rate
n/a
100%
SAT Reading
n/a
545
SAT Math
n/a
550
ACT Composite
n/a
23
ACT English
n/a
24
ACT Math
n/a
23
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Utah Valley University cost?
Utah Valley University's tuition is approximately $5,270 for In-State students and $14,802 for Out-State students.
What schools are Utah Valley University often compared to?
Utah Valley Universityis often viewed alongside schools like Salt Lake Community College by visitors of our site.
What is Utah Valley University's ranking?
Utah Valley University ranks among the top 20% of community college in Utah for: Largest student body and Highest graduate earnings (10 years post graduation).

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Enrollment: 40,936 students
  • In-state tuition: $5,270
  • Out-state tuition: $14,802
  • Student:teacher ratio: 15:1
  • Minority enrollment: 18%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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Did You Know?

For Utah public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $6,267 per year for in-state students and $13,852 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,133 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Utah community colleges have a diversity score of 0.39, which is lower than the national average of 0.70. The most diverse community college in Utah is Stevens-Henager College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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