Utah Valley University Overview
Located in Orem, Utah, Utah Valley University is a public institution. The city atmosphere of Orem makes it a great place for students who enjoy having lots of educational and entertainment options.
What Is Utah Valley University Known For?
- The highest award offered at UVU is the master's degree.
- In 2017-2018, 37% of the faculty were full-time.
- After graduation, UVU bachelor's degree recipients go on to jobs where they make $43,800 a year. That's about 7% more than their peers at other schools.
Utah Valley University Rankings
These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.
UVU has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.
|#40||Most Popular Online Associate’s Degree Schools||Tweet It - Post It|
|#110||Most Popular Online Bachelor’s Degree Schools||Tweet It - Post It|
Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at UVU.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards UVU has earned from around the web.
|#1||Highest Paid Construction Trades Graduates||College Factual|
|#20||Highest Paid Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies Graduates||College Factual|
|#22||Highest Paid Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Graduates||College Factual|
|#41||Best Computer & Information Sciences Colleges for Veterans||College Factual|
|#56||Best Business Associate’s Degree Schools||Business Degree Central|
|#60||Best Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Colleges for Veterans||College Factual|
Where Is Utah Valley University?
Contact details for UVU are given below.
|Address:||800 W University Parkway, Orem, UT 84058-5999|
How Do I Get Into UVU?
You can apply to UVU online at: www.uvu.edu/admissions/
Can I Afford Utah Valley University?
Student Loan Debt
Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At UVU, approximately 18% of students took out student loans averaging $5,724 a year. That adds up to $22,896 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at UVU is 6.9%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.
Utah Valley University Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 534 graduate students at the school.
Of the 19,261 full-time undergraduates at UVU, 54% are male and 46% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Utah Valley University students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||179|
|Hispanic or Latino||2,119|
Utah students aren't the only ones who study at Utah Valley University. At this time, 12 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 86 countries are represented at UVU. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Saudi Arabia, South Korea, and China.
Online Learning at Utah Valley University
The following chart shows how the online learning population at UVU has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 2nd most popular in Utah for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.
Online Growth Rankings of UVU
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Utah Valley University was 1.1%. This is the #1,955 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at UVU regardless of major.
The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of UVU majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.
|Major||1-Year Growth Rate|
|Business Administration & Management||6%|
|Business, Management & Marketing||6%|
|Criminal Justice & Corrections||13%|
|Dental Support Services||23%|
|Mental & Social Health Services||64%|
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at UVU ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at UVU.
|Major||Growth Rate Rank|
|Transportation & Materials Moving||#18|
|Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting||#428|
|Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities||#496|
|Liberal Arts General Studies||#496|
When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.
Utah Valley University Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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