Utah State University

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$5,814

3.51% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$13,037

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

5.77%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

90.2%

15,401 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

28,118

64.5% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

45.7%

1,099 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 Communication Sciences & Disorders (363 degrees awarded), General Economics (306 degrees), and General Business Administration & Management (176 degrees).

In 2016, 6,161 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Utah State University. 54.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 45.7% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (5,005 degrees), 16.4 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (305 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Utah State University is $5,814, which is $-20,042 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Utah State University is $5,814, which is $-20,042 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $13,037.

In 2016, 56% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 31% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$5,814

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Utah State University was $5,814. The cost of tuition at Utah State University is $-20,042 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

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Average Net Price

$13,037

2016 Value

11.6%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Utah State University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $13,037. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Utah State University grew by 11.6%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,780

Room and Board

$800

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Utah State University was of $7,780 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $800. The cost of room and board increased by 15.8% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 36.5% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

56%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

31%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

56% of undergraduate students at Utah State University received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2015, when 56% 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.

5.77%

2015 Default Rate

295

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Utah State University was 5.77%, which represents 295 out of the 5112 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

Utah State University received 15,401 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 4.68% annual decline. Out of those 15,401 applicants, 13,899 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 90.2% acceptance rate.

There were 28,118 students enrolled at Utah State University in 2016, and 13% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Utah State University has an overall enrollment yield of 32.1%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

90.2%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

13,899

Accepted Out of 15,401

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Utah State University was 90.2% (13,899 admissions from 15,401 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 96.7%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants declined by -4.68%, while admissions declined by -110%.

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SAT Scores

13%

Submission Percentage

583

Scores Submitted

13% of enrolled first-time students at Utah State University in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Utah State University has a total enrollment of 28,118 students. The full-time enrollment at Utah State University is 18,137 students and the part-time enrollment is 9,981. This means that 64.5% of students enrolled at Utah State University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Utah State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 81.3% White, 5.65% Hispanic or Latino, 2.04% Two or More Races, 1.75% American Indian or Alaska Native, 1.15% Asian, 0.903% Black or African American, and 0.388% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Utah State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (41.9%), followed by White Male (40.3%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (3.15%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (37.7%), followed by White Male (35.6%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (2.79%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

64.5%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Utah State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 28,118 students. The full-time enrollment at Utah State University is 18,137 and the part-time enrollment is 9,981. This means that 64.5% of students enrolled at Utah State University are enrolled full-time compared with 78.1% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

73%

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 Utah State University was 73%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), 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

    22,868

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    1,590

  3. Two or More Races

    575

The enrolled student population at Utah State University is 81.3% White, 5.65% Hispanic or Latino, 2.04% Two or More Races, 1.75% American Indian or Alaska Native, 1.15% Asian, 0.903% Black or African American, and 0.388% 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, 1,279 students (4.55%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 531 more women than men received degrees from Utah State University. The majority of degree recipients at Utah State University are white (5,005 degrees awarded). There were 16.4 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (305 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Utah State University is General Communication Sciences & Disorders (363 degrees awarded), followed by General Economics (306 degrees) and General Business Administration & Management (176 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 (222 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (234 degrees), and Cultural & Gender Studies (42 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 Elementary & middle school teachers (239,341 people), Miscellaneous managers (120,263 people), Postsecondary teachers (97,156 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (89,553 people), and Education administrators (60,860 people).

The most specialized majors at Utah State University are Agriculture (222 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (234 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (42 degrees), English (178 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,243 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, Chief executives & legislators, Physicians & surgeons, Dentists, and Firstline supervisors of nonretail sales workers

The most specialized majors at Utah State University are Agriculture (222 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (234 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (42 degrees), English (178 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,243 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 (403,587 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (206,597 people), Hospitals (96,902 people), Legal services (80,907 people), and Computer Systems Design (70,556 people).

The most specialized majors at Utah State University are Agriculture (222 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (234 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (42 degrees), English (178 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,243 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.

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Utah State University was General Communication Sciences & Disorders with 363 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 2,815

  2. 3,346

In 2016, 2,815 degrees were awarded to men at Utah State University, which is 0.841 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (3,346).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 443 degrees were awarded to men at Utah State University in General Studies, which is 0.576 times less than the 769 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 769 degrees were awarded to women at Utah State University in General Studies, which is 1.74 times more than the 443 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

23%

100% Completion Time

49%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 23% of students graduating from Utah State University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 49% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 58% 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.

Two or More Races Male

Highest Graduation Rate (60%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Utah State University is Male and Two or More Races (60% 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, 2% 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

    5,005 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    305 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    280 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Utah State University is white (5,005 degrees awarded). There were 16.4 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (305 degrees).

4.95% of degree recipients (305 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    2,727 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    2,278 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    178 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Utah State University is white female (2,727 degrees awarded). There were 1.2 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (2,278 degrees).

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Operations

Utah State University has an endowment valued at nearly $315M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $14.8M (4.71%), compared to the 1.54% average return ($4.18M on $271M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2015, Utah State University had a total expenditure of $618M. Of that $618M, they spent $278M on salaries and $618M on benefits.

Utah State University employs 276 Assistant professors, 257 Associate professors, and 248 Professors. Most academics at Utah State University are Male Professors (190), Male Associate professors(173), and Male Assistant professors (145).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Utah State University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 534 employees, Computer, Engineering, and Science, with 325 employees, and Management with 302 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$315M

2015 Endowment

11.3%

growth from 2014

Utah State University has an endowment valued at about $315M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Utah State University grew 11.3% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $44.2M 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. $150M - Federal

  2. $10M - State

  3. $2.81M - Local

As of 2015, Utah State University received $150M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $10M from state grants and contracts, and $2.81M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

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$278M

Salary Expenditure

$618M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Utah State University had a total expenditure of $618M. Of that $618M, they spent $278M on salaries and $618M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

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

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Salary Expenditure

$278M

2015 Salaries

3.11%

growth from 2014

In 2015, Utah State University paid a median of $278M in salaries, which represents 45% of their overall expenditure ($618M) and a 3.11% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.88% growth from 2013 and a 3.69% growth from 2012.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$73.7M

Instructional Salaries

894

Number of Employees

In 2015, Utah State University paid a total of $73.7M to 894 employees working as instructors, which represents 26.5% 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

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

276 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

534 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Utah State University were Assistant professor with 276 employees; Associate professor with 257 employees; and Associate professor with 248 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Utah State University were Office and Administrative Support with 534 employees; Computer, Engineering, and Science with 325 employees; and Management with 302 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Male Associate professor

  3. Male Assistant professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Utah State University was Male Professor with 190 employees, Male Associate professor with 173 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 145 employees.

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

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