University of Utah

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$7,408

3.9% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$11,322

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

3.11%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

76.4%

14,308 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

31,860

73.4% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

65.1%

1,478 Graduates

About

University of Utah is a higher education institution located in Salt Lake County, UT. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at University of Utah were General Communication (377 degrees awarded), General Psychology (336 degrees), and General Business Administration & Management (294 degrees).

In 2016, 8,169 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Utah. 45.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 54.5% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (5,762 degrees), 9.65 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (597 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Utah is $7,408, which is $-18,448 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

About the photo: A look west toward the Great Salt Lake, from the Wasatch Foothills. Shot from the new Natural History Museum of Utah, located on the University of Utah campus.

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Utah is $7,408, which is $-18,448 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $11,322.

In 2016, 55% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 33% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$7,408

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at University of Utah was $7,408. The cost of tuition at University of Utah is $-18,448 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

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Average Net Price

$11,322

2016 Value

6.71%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 University of Utah had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $11,322. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of University of Utah grew by 6.71%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,891

Room and Board

$1,006

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Utah was of $9,891 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,006. The cost of room and board increased by 14.1% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 21.4% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

55%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

33%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

55% of undergraduate students at University of Utah received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a growth of 7.84% with respect to 2015, when 51% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.

3.11%

2015 Default Rate

167

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at University of Utah was 3.11%, which represents 167 out of the 5371 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

University of Utah received 14,308 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 17.5% annual growth. Out of those 14,308 applicants, 10,934 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 76.4% acceptance rate.

There were 31,860 students enrolled at University of Utah in 2016, and 17% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Utah has an overall enrollment yield of 32.9%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

76.4%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

10,934

Accepted Out of 14,308

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Utah was 76.4% (10,934 admissions from 14,308 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 81.4%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 17.5%, while admissions grew by 10.3%.

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SAT Scores

17%

Submission Percentage

626

Scores Submitted

17% of enrolled first-time students at University of Utah in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of Utah has a total enrollment of 31,860 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Utah is 23,389 students and the part-time enrollment is 8,471. This means that 73.4% of students enrolled at University of Utah are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of Utah, both undergraduate and graduate, is 67.3% White, 10.6% Hispanic or Latino, 5.4% Asian, 4.32% Two or More Races, 1.25% Black or African American, 0.411% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.364% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of Utah in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Male (38.3%), followed by White Female (30.5%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (6.64%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Male (33.3%), followed by White Female (29.1%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (3.31%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

73.4%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Utah, both undergraduate and graduate, is 31,860 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Utah is 23,389 and the part-time enrollment is 8,471. This means that 73.4% of students enrolled at University of Utah are enrolled full-time compared with 78.1% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

90%

2016 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at University of Utah was 90%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), University of Utah had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    21,445

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    3,368

  3. Asian

    1,721

The enrolled student population at University of Utah is 67.3% White, 10.6% Hispanic or Latino, 5.4% Asian, 4.32% Two or More Races, 1.25% Black or African American, 0.411% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.364% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Doctoral Universities is 51.9% White, 12.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.36% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 940 students (2.95%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 735 fewer women than men received degrees from University of Utah. The majority of degree recipients at University of Utah are white (5,762 degrees awarded). There were 9.65 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (597 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Utah is General Communication (377 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (336 degrees) and General Business Administration & Management (294 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at University of Utah, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Cultural & Gender Studies (73 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (246 degrees), and Social Sciences (918 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of Utah are Miscellaneous managers (638,527 people), Software developers, applications & systems software (402,398 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (330,149 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (321,502 people), and Postsecondary teachers (256,753 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Utah are Cultural & Gender Studies (73 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (246 degrees), Social Sciences (918 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (320 degrees), and Engineering (719 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of Utah are Physicians & surgeons, Economists, Chief executives & legislators, Sales engineers, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at University of Utah are Cultural & Gender Studies (73 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (246 degrees), Social Sciences (918 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (320 degrees), and Engineering (719 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of Utah are Computer Systems Design (515,877 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (489,823 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (460,116 people), Elementary & secondary schools (408,475 people), and Construction (311,755 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Utah are Cultural & Gender Studies (73 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (246 degrees), Social Sciences (918 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (320 degrees), and Engineering (719 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by University of Utah.

Most Common

  1. 377 degrees awarded

  2. 336 degrees awarded

  3. 294 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Utah was General Communication with 377 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 4,452

  2. 3,717

In 2016, 4,452 degrees were awarded to men at University of Utah, which is 1.2 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (3,717).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 372 degrees were awarded to men at University of Utah in General Business Administration & Management, which is 2.14 times more than the 174 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 230 degrees were awarded to women at University of Utah in General Psychology, which is 1.9 times more than the 121 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

24%

100% Completion Time

62%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 24% of students graduating from University of Utah completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 62% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 74% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

Black or African American Male

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of Utah is Male and Black or African American (100% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 1.08% of graduates (16 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    5,762 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    597 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    367 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Utah is white (5,762 degrees awarded). There were 9.65 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (597 degrees).

2.89% of degree recipients (236 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Male

    3,174 degrees awarded

  2. White Female

    2,588 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    341 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at University of Utah is white male (3,174 degrees awarded). There were 1.23 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (2,588 degrees).

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Operations

University of Utah has an endowment valued at nearly $899M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $41.6M (4.62%), compared to the 1.54% average return ($4.18M on $271M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2015, University of Utah had a total expenditure of $3.74B. Of that $3.74B, they spent $1.49B on salaries and $3.74B on benefits.

University of Utah employs 427 Lecturers, 408 Professors, and 285 Associate professors. Most academics at University of Utah are Male Professors (307), Male Lecturers(224), and Female Lecturers (203).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Utah are: Business and Financial Operations, with 1247 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 639 employees, and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 616 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$899M

2015 Endowment

24.2%

growth from 2014

University of Utah has an endowment valued at about $899M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Utah grew 24.2% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $628M higher than than the median endowment of Doctoral Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $247M - Federal

  2. $15.7M - State

  3. $800k - Local

As of 2015, University of Utah received $247M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $15.7M from state grants and contracts, and $800k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

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$1.49B

Salary Expenditure

$3.74B

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, University of Utah had a total expenditure of $3.74B. Of that $3.74B, they spent $1.49B on salaries and $3.74B on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at University of Utah as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$1.49B

2015 Salaries

8.41%

growth from 2014

In 2015, University of Utah paid a median of $1.49B in salaries, which represents 39.8% of their overall expenditure ($3.74B) and a 8.41% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 8.34% growth from 2013 and a 5.48% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 206M (43.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$142M

Instructional Salaries

1,395

Number of Employees

In 2015, University of Utah paid a total of $142M to 1,395 employees working as instructors, which represents 9.53% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $62.1M (30.2%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Lecturer

Most Common Instructor

427 Employees

Business and Financial Operations

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

1247 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Utah were Lecturer with 427 employees; Professor with 408 employees; and Professor with 285 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Utah were Business and Financial Operations with 1,247 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 639 employees; and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 616 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Male Lecturer

  3. Female Lecturer

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Utah was Male Professor with 307 employees, Male Lecturer with 224 employees, and Female Lecturer with 203 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at University of Utah.

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