Utah State University

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$6,732
2.79% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$13,530
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
3.65%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
91%
15,949 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
27,691
65.8% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
48.4%
1,206 Graduates

About

Utah State University is a higher education institution located in Cache County, UT. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Utah State University were General Economics (342 degrees awarded), General Communication Sciences & Disorders (338 degrees), and General Psychology (187 degrees).

In 2020, 6,767 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Utah State University. 56.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 43.5% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (5,588 degrees), 15.1 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (370 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Utah State University is $6,732, which is $−21,897 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Utah State University is $6,732, which is $−21,897 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $13,530.

In 2020, 59% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 26% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$6,732
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Utah State University was $6,732. The cost of tuition at Utah State University is $−21,897 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

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Average Net Price

$13,530
2020 Value
0.58%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Utah State University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $13,530. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Utah State University grew by 0.58%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,200
Room and Board
$868
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Utah State University was of $8,200 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $868. The cost of room and board increased by 3.51% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies increased by 2.12% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

59%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
26%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

59% of undergraduate students at Utah State University received grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 3.51% with respect to 2019, when 57% 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.
3.65%
2018 Default Rate
175
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Utah State University was 3.65%, which represents 175 out of the 4791 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Utah State University received 15,949 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 4.41% annual growth. Out of those 15,949 applicants, 14,520 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 91% acceptance rate.

There were 27,691 students enrolled at Utah State University in 2020, and 17% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Utah State University has an overall enrollment yield of 31.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

91%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
14,520
Accepted Out of 15,949

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Utah State University was 91% (14,520 admissions from 15,949 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 91%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants grew by 4.41%, while admissions grew by 4.51%.

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SAT Scores

17%
Submission Percentage
785
Scores Submitted

17% of enrolled first-time students at Utah State University in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Utah State University has a total enrollment of 27,691 students. The full-time enrollment at Utah State University is 18,208 students and the part-time enrollment is 9,483. This means that 65.8% of students enrolled at Utah State University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Utah State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 82.6% White, 6.21% Hispanic or Latino, 2.38% Two or More Races, 1.48% American Indian or Alaska Native, 1.26% Asian, 0.856% Black or African American, and 0.267% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Utah State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (43.9%), followed by White Male (39.3%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (3.14%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (41.1%), followed by White Male (37.7%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (4.12%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

65.8%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Utah State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 27,691 students. The full-time enrollment at Utah State University is 18,208 and the part-time enrollment is 9,483. This means that 65.8% of students enrolled at Utah State University are enrolled full-time compared with 76.4% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

73%
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 Utah State University was 73%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (84.5%), Utah State University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    22,876
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    1,720
  3. Two or More Races
    660

The enrolled student population at Utah State University is 82.6% White, 6.21% Hispanic or Latino, 2.38% Two or More Races, 1.48% American Indian or Alaska Native, 1.26% Asian, 0.856% Black or African American, and 0.267% 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 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, 1,016 students (3.67%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 885 more women than men received degrees from Utah State University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Utah State University is white (5,588 degrees awarded). There were 15.1 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (370 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Utah State University is General Economics (342 degrees awarded), followed by General Communication Sciences & Disorders (338 degrees) and General Psychology (187 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Utah State University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Agriculture (244 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (61 degrees), and Natural Resources & Conservation (113 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 Utah State University are Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (305,555 people), Other managers (260,279 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (138,645 people), Chief executives & legislators (120,099 people), and Postsecondary teachers (112,665 people).

The most specialized majors at Utah State University are Agriculture (244 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (61 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (113 degrees), Human Sciences (204 degrees), and Social Sciences (528 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 Utah State University are Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Physicians, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at Utah State University are Agriculture (244 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (61 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (113 degrees), Human Sciences (204 degrees), and Social Sciences (528 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 Utah State University are Elementary & secondary schools (368,852 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (266,850 people), Legal services (236,113 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (177,714 people), and Computer Systems Design (163,956 people).

The most specialized majors at Utah State University are Agriculture (244 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (61 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (113 degrees), Human Sciences (204 degrees), and Social Sciences (528 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 Utah State University.
Most Common
  1. 342 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 338 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 187 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Utah State University was General Economics with 342 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

2,941
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
3,826
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 2,941 degrees were awarded to men at Utah State University, which is 0.769 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (3,826).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 356 degrees were awarded to men at Utah State University in General Studies, which is 0.497 times less than the 716 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 716 degrees were awarded to women at Utah State University in General Studies, which is 2.01 times more than the 356 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

21%
100% Completion Time
48%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 21% of students graduating from Utah State University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 48% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 56% 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.
White Female
Highest Graduation Rate (52%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Utah State University is Female and White (52% 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, 1.82% of graduates (22 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    5,588 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    370 degrees awarded
  3. Unknown
    268 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Utah State University is white (5,588 degrees awarded). There were 15.1 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (370 degrees).

3.96% of degree recipients (268 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    3,139 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    2,449 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    244 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Utah State University is white female (3,139 degrees awarded). There were 1.28 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (2,449 degrees).

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Operations

Utah State University has an endowment valued at nearly $436M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $26.3M (6.01%), compared to the 3.48% average return ($10.5M on $302M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2020, Utah State University had a total salary expenditure of $845M. Utah State University employs 341 Assistant professors, 267 Associate professors, and 266 Professors. Most academics at Utah State University are Male Professors (194), Male Associate professors(177), and Female Assistant professors (177).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Utah State University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 547 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 398 employees, and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 337 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$436M
2020 Endowment
7.47%
growth from 2019

Utah State University has an endowment valued at about $436M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Utah State University grew 7.47% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $135M 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: Higher Research Activity Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $281M - Federal
  2. $10.3M - State
  3. $1.41M - Local

As of 2020, Utah State University received $281M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $10.3M from state grants and contracts, and $1.41M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$364M
2020 Salaries
6.82%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Utah State University paid a median of $364M in salaries, which represents 43.1% of their overall expenditure ($845M) and a 6.82% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 8.77% growth from 2018 and a 6.23% growth from 2017.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$93.9M
Instructional Salaries
1,049
Number of Employees

In 2020, Utah State University paid a total of $93.9M to 1,049 employees working as instructors, which represents 25.8% 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

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
341 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
547 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Utah State University were Assistant professor with 341 employees; Associate professor with 267 employees; and Associate professor with 266 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Utah State University were Office and Administrative Support with 547 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 398 employees; and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 337 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Utah State University was Male Professor with 194 employees, Male Associate professor with 177 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 177 employees.

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

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