University of Utah

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$7,412
0% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$12,881
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
1.8%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
79.4%
18,419 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
33,081
76.8% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
67.1%
1,609 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 Speech Communication & Rhetoric (347 degrees awarded), Other Research & Experimental Psychology (281 degrees), and Kinesiology & Exercise Science (239 degrees).

In 2020, 9,147 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Utah. 48.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 51.6% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (6,163 degrees), 6.7 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (920 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Utah is $7,412, which is $−21,217 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

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 $−21,217 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $12,881.

In 2020, 61% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 28% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$7,412
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at University of Utah was $7,412. The cost of tuition at University of Utah is $−21,217 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

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Average Net Price

$12,881
2020 Value
6.24%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 University of Utah had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $12,881. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of University of Utah grew by 6.24%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,273
Room and Board
$996
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Utah was of $11,273 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $996. The cost of room and board increased by 6.14% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 22.7% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

61%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
28%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

61% of undergraduate students at University of Utah received grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 1.67% with respect to 2019, when 60% 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.
1.8%
2018 Default Rate
96
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at University of Utah was 1.8%, which represents 96 out of the 5340 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 18,419 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 24.5% annual decline. Out of those 18,419 applicants, 14,624 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 79.4% acceptance rate.

There were 33,081 students enrolled at University of Utah in 2020, and 24% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Utah has an overall enrollment yield of 30.7%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

79.4%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
14,624
Accepted Out of 18,419

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Utah was 79.4% (14,624 admissions from 18,419 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 62.1%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants declined by −24.5%, while admissions declined by −3.53%.

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SAT Scores

24%
Submission Percentage
1,080
Scores Submitted

24% of enrolled first-time students at University of Utah in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of Utah has a total enrollment of 33,081 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Utah is 25,405 students and the part-time enrollment is 7,676. This means that 76.8% of students enrolled at University of Utah are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of Utah, both undergraduate and graduate, is 64.7% White, 12.5% Hispanic or Latino, 5.83% Asian, 4.94% Two or More Races, 1.33% Black or African American, 0.399% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.393% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at University of Utah in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (35.2%), followed by White Female (30.1%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (7.7%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (32.2%), followed by White Male (30.5%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (4.24%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

76.8%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Utah, both undergraduate and graduate, is 33,081 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Utah is 25,405 and the part-time enrollment is 7,676. This means that 76.8% of students enrolled at University of Utah are enrolled full-time compared with 76.4% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

89%
2020 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 (84.5%), 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
    21,388
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    4,127
  3. Asian
    1,929

The enrolled student population at University of Utah is 64.7% White, 12.5% Hispanic or Latino, 5.83% Asian, 4.94% Two or More Races, 1.33% Black or African American, 0.399% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.393% 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 49.8% White, 15.1% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.74% 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, 905 students (2.74%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 293 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 (6,163 degrees awarded). There were 6.7 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (920 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Utah is Speech Communication & Rhetoric (347 degrees awarded), followed by Other Research & Experimental Psychology (281 degrees) and Kinesiology & Exercise Science (239 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 (287 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (72 degrees), and Social Sciences (848 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 Other managers (546,090 people), Software developers (489,464 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (352,141 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (343,058 people), and Civil engineers (277,853 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Utah are Physical Sciences (287 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (72 degrees), Social Sciences (848 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (297 degrees), and Engineering (806 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, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Physicians, and Diagnostic medical sonographers

The most specialized majors at University of Utah are Physical Sciences (287 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (72 degrees), Social Sciences (848 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (297 degrees), and Engineering (806 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 (597,848 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (518,005 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (467,469 people), Elementary & secondary schools (440,179 people), and Construction (368,060 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Utah are Physical Sciences (287 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (72 degrees), Social Sciences (848 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (297 degrees), and Engineering (806 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. 347 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 281 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 239 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Utah was Speech Communication & Rhetoric with 347 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

4,720
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
4,427
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 4,720 degrees were awarded to men at University of Utah, which is 1.07 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (4,427).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 385 degrees were awarded to men at University of Utah in General Business Administration & Management, which is 2.39 times more than the 161 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 266 degrees were awarded to women at University of Utah in Registered Nursing, which is 3.75 times more than the 71 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

32%
100% Completion Time
70%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 32% of students graduating from University of Utah completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 70% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 79% 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 Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Male
Highest Graduation Rate (81.8%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of Utah is Male and Asian (81.8% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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, 0.684% 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
    6,163 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    920 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    484 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Utah is white (6,163 degrees awarded). There were 6.7 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (920 degrees).

2.95% of degree recipients (270 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Male
    3,236 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    2,927 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    527 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at University of Utah is white male (3,236 degrees awarded). There were 1.11 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (2,927 degrees).

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Operations

University of Utah has an endowment valued at nearly $1.07B, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $83.1M (7.75%), compared to the 3.48% average return ($10.5M on $302M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2020, University of Utah had a total salary expenditure of $5.35B. University of Utah employs 469 Professors, 383 Assistant professors, and 371 Associate professors. Most academics at University of Utah are Male Professors (332), Male Assistant professors(203), and Male Associate professors (198).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Utah are: Management, with 859 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 857 employees, and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 732 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$1.07B
2020 Endowment
0.801%
decline from 2019

University of Utah has an endowment valued at about $1.07B, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Utah declined 0.801% 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. $334M - Federal
  2. $48.1M - State
  3. $66k - Local

As of 2020, University of Utah received $334M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $48.1M from state grants and contracts, and $66k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$2.18B
2020 Salaries
8.09%
growth from 2019

In 2020, University of Utah paid a median of $2.18B in salaries, which represents 40.8% of their overall expenditure ($5.35B) and a 8.09% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 6.3% growth from 2018 and a 7.09% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 238M (43% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$189M
Instructional Salaries
1,621
Number of Employees

In 2020, University of Utah paid a total of $189M to 1,621 employees working as instructors, which represents 8.65% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $69.9M (29.4%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
469 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
859 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Utah were Professor with 469 employees; Assistant professor with 383 employees; and Assistant professor with 371 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Utah were Management with 859 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 857 employees; and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 732 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Utah was Male Professor with 332 employees, Male Assistant professor with 203 employees, and Male Associate professor with 198 employees.

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

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