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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?

6,048 Undergraduate Awards
  • 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.

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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.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#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.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Best Construction Trades Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Building Management & Inspection Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best General Engineering Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Robotics Engineering Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best General English Literature Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#5 Best Fire Protection Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#16 Most Popular Online Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#22 Best Business Administration & Management Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#24 Best Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#54 Best Business, Management & Marketing Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards UVU has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#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?

Location of Utah Valley University

Contact details for UVU are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 800 W University Parkway, Orem, UT 84058-5999
Phone: 801-863-8000
Website: www.uvu.edu
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UVUwolverines
Twitter: https://twitter.com/UVU

How Do I Get Into UVU?

You can apply to UVU online at: www.uvu.edu/admissions/

Utah Valley University has an open admissions policy. This means that the school accepts all applicants assuming that they meet very basic requirements, such as having a high school diploma or equivalent.

Can I Afford Utah Valley University?

18% Take Out Loans
6.9% Loan Default Rate

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

19,261 Full-Time Undergraduates
46% Women
18% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 39,397 undergraduate students at UVU, with 19,261 being full-time and 20,136 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  UVU

There are also 534 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 19,261 full-time undergraduates at UVU, 54% are male and 46% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  UVU

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Utah Valley University students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of UVU Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 218
Black or African American 179
Hispanic or Latino 2,119
White 15,028
International Students 610
Other Races/Ethnicities 1,107

Geographic Diversity

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

3,097 Took All Classes Online
12,573 Took At Least One Class Online
1.1% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 9 bachelor’s degree and 1 master’s degree programs available online at UVU. In 2017-2018, 12,573 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at UVU has changed over the last few years.

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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
Accounting 13%
Business Administration & Management 6%
Business, Management & Marketing 6%
Criminal Justice & Corrections 13%
Dental Support Services 23%
Health Professions 19%
Mental & Social Health Services 64%
Nursing 15%

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
Air Transportation #17
Transportation & Materials Moving #18
Fire Protection #47
Hospitality Management #49
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting #428
Nursing #442
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.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s TOTAL
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 1,174 0 53 0 0 1,227
Business Administration & Management 26 149 1 285 0 25 486
General Psychology 0 54 0 405 0 0 459
Fire Protection 0 110 27 95 0 0 232
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 95 3 122 0 0 220
Air Transportation 0 34 0 180 0 0 214
Accounting 0 25 2 121 0 50 198
Nursing 0 98 0 96 0 4 198
Communication & Media Studies 0 2 0 177 0 0 179
Design & Applied Arts 0 37 2 135 0 0 174
Criminal Justice & Corrections 49 20 0 82 0 0 151
Finance & Financial Management 1 0 0 134 0 0 135
Health & Physical Education 0 7 0 119 0 0 126
General Biology 0 23 0 99 0 0 122
Marketing 0 0 0 122 0 0 122
Computer Systems Networking 31 0 24 65 0 0 120
Public Health 0 4 0 106 0 0 110
Social Work 0 0 0 55 0 50 105
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 0 0 102 0 0 102
Computer Science 0 23 0 72 0 0 95
General English Literature 0 6 0 76 0 0 82
General Business/Commerce 0 0 0 0 0 75 75
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 44 0 25 0 0 69
Building Management & Inspection 0 12 0 52 0 0 64
Information Technology 0 0 0 35 1 24 60
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 0 32 26 0 0 0 58
Engineering-Related Fields 0 0 0 55 0 0 55
Computer Information Systems 0 53 0 0 0 0 53
Allied Health Professions 0 5 48 0 0 0 53
History 0 30 0 19 0 0 49
Hospitality Management 0 9 0 37 0 0 46
Information Science 0 0 0 43 0 0 43
Music 8 1 0 34 0 0 43
Political Science & Government 0 0 0 42 0 0 42
Culinary Arts 0 40 0 0 0 0 40
Drafting & Design Engineering Technology 18 14 0 0 0 0 32
Computer Engineering 0 0 0 31 0 0 31
Romance Languages 0 0 0 31 0 0 31
Dental Support Services 0 6 0 25 0 0 31
Drama & Theater Arts 0 4 0 27 0 0 31
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 2 0 0 29 0 0 31
American Sign Language 0 0 0 30 0 0 30
Mathematics 0 18 0 12 0 0 30
Biotechnology 0 0 0 28 0 0 28
Curriculum & Instruction 0 0 0 0 5 22 27
Electromechanical Engineering Technology 0 27 0 0 0 0 27
Computer Software & Applications 2 12 0 12 0 0 26
Human Resource Management 0 0 0 24 0 0 24
Chemistry 0 0 0 23 0 0 23
Mental & Social Health Services 22 0 0 0 0 0 22
Dance 0 7 0 14 0 0 21
Robotics Engineering 0 13 0 7 0 0 20
Philosophy 0 2 0 18 0 0 20
Special Education 0 0 0 18 0 0 18
General Engineering 0 17 0 0 0 0 17
Entrepreneurial Studies 1 0 0 14 0 0 15
Legal Support Services 4 0 0 11 0 0 15
Physics 0 0 0 15 0 0 15
Audiovisual Communications 0 0 0 13 0 0 13
Computer Programming 3 0 10 0 0 0 13
Specialized Sales, Merchandising & Marketing 11 0 0 0 0 0 11
Engineering-Related Technologies 0 4 0 7 0 0 11
Human Development & Family Studies 0 0 0 11 0 0 11
Writing Studies 8 0 0 0 0 0 8
Mechanics & Repairers 0 8 0 0 0 0 8
Natural Resources Conservation 0 0 0 7 0 0 7
Geological & Earth Sciences 0 0 0 7 0 0 7
Woodworking 0 7 0 0 0 0 7
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 6 0 0 0 0 0 6
Economics 0 0 0 6 0 0 6
Fine & Studio Arts 0 0 0 5 0 0 5
Intelligence & Command Control Operations 0 3 0 0 0 0 3
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 3 0 0 0 0 0 3
Business Support & Assistant Services 0 1 1 0 0 0 2
Statistics 0 0 0 2 0 0 2
International Relations & National Security 2 0 0 0 0 0 2
Botany/Plant Biology 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
Environmental Control Technology 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Industrial Production Technology 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Health & Medical Administrative Services 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Gerontology 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
General Physical Sciences 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
Geography & Cartography 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Construction Management 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Data Processing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other Computer & Information Sciences 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Electrical & Power Transmission Installers 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Construction 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other Construction 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Electronics Engineering Technology 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Engineering Technology (Other) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation & Refrigeration 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Biological & Physical Science 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 201 2,231 145 3,471 6 250 6,304

References

*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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