University of Utah

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$7,412
7.32% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$13,739
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
2.63%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
62.1%
24,404 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
32,852
76.5% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
69.5%
1,757 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 Psychology (342 degrees awarded), Speech Communication & Rhetoric (270 degrees), and Kinesiology & Exercise Science (211 degrees).

In 2019, 8,741 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Utah. 49.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 50.8% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (5,966 degrees), 6.86 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (870 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Utah is $7,412, which is $−21,088 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

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 $7,412, which is $−21,088 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $13,739.

In 2019, 60% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 29% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$7,412
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at University of Utah was $7,412. The cost of tuition at University of Utah is $−21,088 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

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Average Net Price

$13,739
2019 Value
2.07%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 University of Utah had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $13,739. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of University of Utah grew by 2.07%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,621
Room and Board
$1,288
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Utah was of $10,621 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,288. The cost of room and board increased by 7.27% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies increased by 4.55% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

60%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
29%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

60% of undergraduate students at University of Utah received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 3.45% with respect to 2018, when 58% 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.
2.63%
2017 Default Rate
137
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at University of Utah was 2.63%, which represents 137 out of the 5214 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 24,404 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 5.66% annual growth. Out of those 24,404 applicants, 15,159 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 62.1% acceptance rate.

There were 32,852 students enrolled at University of Utah in 2019, and 26% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Utah has an overall enrollment yield of 28%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

62.1%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
15,159
Accepted Out of 24,404

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Utah was 62.1% (15,159 admissions from 24,404 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 66.9%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants grew by 5.66%, while admissions declined by −1.83%.

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SAT Scores

26%
Submission Percentage
1,114
Scores Submitted

26% of enrolled first-time students at University of Utah in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of Utah has a total enrollment of 32,852 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Utah is 25,142 students and the part-time enrollment is 7,710. This means that 76.5% of students enrolled at University of Utah are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of Utah, both undergraduate and graduate, is 64.9% White, 11.7% Hispanic or Latino, 5.7% Asian, 4.96% Two or More Races, 1.23% Black or African American, 0.411% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.38% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at University of Utah in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (35.8%), followed by White Female (30.1%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (7.15%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Male (32%), followed by White Female (30%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (4.27%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

76.5%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Utah, both undergraduate and graduate, is 32,852 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Utah is 25,142 and the part-time enrollment is 7,710. This means that 76.5% of students enrolled at University of Utah are enrolled full-time compared with 77.6% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

89%
2019 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 89%. 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
    21,318
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    3,832
  3. Asian
    1,872

The enrolled student population at University of Utah is 64.9% White, 11.7% Hispanic or Latino, 5.7% Asian, 4.96% Two or More Races, 1.23% Black or African American, 0.411% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.38% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Doctoral Universities is 50.3% White, 14.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.48% 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, 1,016 students (3.09%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 147 fewer women than men received degrees from University of Utah. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at University of Utah is white (5,966 degrees awarded). There were 6.86 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (870 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Utah is General Psychology (342 degrees awarded), followed by Speech Communication & Rhetoric (270 degrees) and Kinesiology & Exercise Science (211 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 Physical Sciences (290 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (79 degrees), and Social Sciences (927 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of Utah are Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (315,891 people), Other managers (300,400 people), Postsecondary teachers (180,911 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (135,438 people), and Chief executives & legislators (132,336 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Utah are Physical Sciences (290 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (79 degrees), Social Sciences (927 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (317 degrees), and Architecture and Related Services (76 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

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

The most specialized majors at University of Utah are Physical Sciences (290 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (79 degrees), Social Sciences (927 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (317 degrees), and Architecture and Related Services (76 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 Elementary & secondary schools (384,041 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (380,747 people), Legal services (246,664 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (212,887 people), and Computer Systems Design (211,313 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Utah are Physical Sciences (290 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (79 degrees), Social Sciences (927 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (317 degrees), and Architecture and Related Services (76 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. 342 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 270 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 211 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Utah was General Psychology with 342 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

4,444
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
4,297
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 4,444 degrees were awarded to men at University of Utah, which is 1.03 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (4,297).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 345 degrees were awarded to men at University of Utah in General Business Administration & Management, which is 2.33 times more than the 148 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 273 degrees were awarded to women at University of Utah in General Psychology, which is 2.9 times more than the 94 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

31%
100% Completion Time
67%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 31% of students graduating from University of Utah completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 67% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 77% 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.
Asian Male
Highest Graduation Rate (83.1%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of Utah is Male and Asian (83.1% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

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, 0.626% of graduates (11 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    5,966 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    870 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    444 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Utah is white (5,966 degrees awarded). There were 6.86 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (870 degrees).

2.79% of degree recipients (244 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Male
    3,099 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    2,867 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    507 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at University of Utah is white male (3,099 degrees awarded). There were 1.08 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (2,867 degrees).

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Operations

University of Utah has an endowment valued at nearly $1.08B, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $125M (11.5%), compared to the 4.24% average return ($13.2M on $311M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2019, University of Utah had a total salary expenditure of $5.17B. University of Utah employs 476 Professors, 392 Assistant professors, and 347 Associate professors. Most academics at University of Utah are Male Professors (337), Male Assistant professors(203), and Male Associate professors (193).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Utah are: Office and Administrative Support, with 924 employees, Management, with 849 employees, and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 737 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$1.08B
2019 Endowment
2.73%
growth from 2018

University of Utah has an endowment valued at about $1.08B, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Utah grew 2.73% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $770M 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. $319M - Federal
  2. $19.2M - State
  3. $385k - Local

As of 2019, University of Utah received $319M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $19.2M from state grants and contracts, and $385k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$2.02B
2019 Salaries
6.3%
growth from 2018

In 2019, University of Utah paid a median of $2.02B in salaries, which represents 39.1% of their overall expenditure ($5.17B) and a 6.3% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 7.09% growth from 2017 and a 8.85% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 234M (42.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$186M
Instructional Salaries
1,614
Number of Employees

In 2019, University of Utah paid a total of $186M to 1,614 employees working as instructors, which represents 9.2% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $71.1M (30.3%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
476 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
924 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Utah were Professor with 476 employees; Assistant professor with 392 employees; and Assistant professor with 347 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Utah were Office and Administrative Support with 924 employees; Management with 849 employees; and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 737 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Professor
  2. Male Assistant professor
  3. Male Associate professor

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Utah was Male Professor with 337 employees, Male Assistant professor with 203 employees, and Male Associate professor with 193 employees.

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

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