Utah Valley University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$4,962

2.52% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$6,690

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

6.92%

Default Rate

2017 Enrolled Students

37,282

49.7% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

25.5%

351 Graduates

About

Utah Valley University is a higher education institution located in Utah County, UT. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Utah Valley University were General Psychology (284 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (256 degrees), and Airline Professional Pilot & Flight Crew (216 degrees).

In 2017, 5,024 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Utah Valley University. 45.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 54.5% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (4,081 degrees), 9.86 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (414 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Utah Valley University is $4,962, which is $-15,771 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Utah Valley University is $4,962, which is $-15,771 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $6,690.

In 2017, 46% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 11% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$4,962

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Utah Valley University was $4,962. The cost of tuition at Utah Valley University is $-15,771 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

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Average Net Price

$6,690

2017 Value

0.712%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Utah Valley University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $6,690. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Utah Valley University grew by 0.712%.

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Other Student Expenses

$5,960

Room and Board

$976

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Utah Valley University was of $5,960 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $976. The cost of room and board did not change between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

46%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

11%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

46% of undergraduate students at Utah Valley University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 4.17% with respect to 2016, when 48% 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.

6.92%

2016 Default Rate

393

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Utah Valley University was 6.92%, which represents 393 out of the 5676 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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Enrollment

Utah Valley University has a total enrollment of 37,282 students. The full-time enrollment at Utah Valley University is 18,543 students and the part-time enrollment is 18,739. This means that 49.7% of students enrolled at Utah Valley University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Utah Valley University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 78.7% White, 11% Hispanic or Latino, 3.24% Two or More Races, 1.23% Asian, 0.832% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, 0.813% Black or African American, and 0.577% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Utah Valley University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Male (41.8%), followed by White Female (35.7%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (5.3%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Male (46%), followed by White Female (33.8%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (4.32%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

49.7%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Utah Valley University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 37,282 students. The full-time enrollment at Utah Valley University is 18,543 and the part-time enrollment is 18,739. This means that 49.7% of students enrolled at Utah Valley University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

66%

2017 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 Valley University was 66%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Utah Valley University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    29,333

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    4,112

  3. Two or More Races

    1,208

The enrolled student population at Utah Valley University is 78.7% White, 11% Hispanic or Latino, 3.24% Two or More Races, 1.23% Asian, 0.832% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, 0.813% Black or African American, and 0.577% 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 Masters Colleges and Universities is 54.4% White, 15% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.2% 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, 557 students (1.49%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 454 fewer women than men received degrees from Utah Valley University. The majority of degree recipients at Utah Valley University are white (4,081 degrees awarded). There were 9.86 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (414 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Utah Valley University is General Psychology (284 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (256 degrees) and Airline Professional Pilot & Flight Crew (216 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Utah Valley University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Transportation (241 degrees awarded), Protective Services (350 degrees), and Psychology (352 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 Utah Valley University are Software developers (429,387 people), Other managers (226,754 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (224,529 people), Computer occupations, all other (140,089 people), and Police officers (138,152 people).

The most specialized majors at Utah Valley University are Transportation (241 degrees awarded), Protective Services (350 degrees), Psychology (352 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (377 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (951 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 Utah Valley University are Personal financial advisors, Surgeons, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Physicians, and Nurse anesthetists

The most specialized majors at Utah Valley University are Transportation (241 degrees awarded), Protective Services (350 degrees), Psychology (352 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (377 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (951 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 Valley University are Computer Systems Design (530,092 people), Elementary & secondary schools (512,538 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (372,135 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (269,306 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (252,796 people).

The most specialized majors at Utah Valley University are Transportation (241 degrees awarded), Protective Services (350 degrees), Psychology (352 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (377 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (951 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 Valley University.

Most Common

  1. 284 degrees awarded

  2. 256 degrees awarded

  3. 216 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Utah Valley University was General Psychology with 284 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 2,739

  2. 2,285

In 2017, 2,739 degrees were awarded to men at Utah Valley University, which is 1.2 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (2,285).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 410 degrees were awarded to men at Utah Valley University in General Studies, which is 0.758 times less than the 541 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 541 degrees were awarded to women at Utah Valley University in General Studies, which is 1.32 times more than the 410 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

13%

100% Completion Time

30%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 13% of students graduating from Utah Valley University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 30% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 40% 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.

White Female

Highest Graduation Rate (30.3%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Utah Valley University is Female and White (30.3% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

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, 10.5% of graduates (37 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    4,081 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    414 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    126 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Utah Valley University is white (4,081 degrees awarded). There were 9.86 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (414 degrees).

2.51% of degree recipients (126 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Male

    2,226 degrees awarded

  2. White Female

    1,855 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    223 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Utah Valley University is white male (2,226 degrees awarded). There were 1.2 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (1,855 degrees).

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Operations

Utah Valley University has an endowment valued at nearly $30.3M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $2.15M (7.09%), compared to the 6.94% average return ($2.3M on $33.1M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2017, Utah Valley University had a total salary expenditure of $330M. Utah Valley University employs 266 Associate professors, 177 Assistant professors, and 134 Lecturers. Most academics at Utah Valley University are Male Associate professors (185), Male Assistant professors(102), and Male Lecturers (93).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Utah Valley University are: Management, with 384 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 229 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 195 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$30.3M

2017 Endowment

35.2%

growth from 2016

Utah Valley University has an endowment valued at about $30.3M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Utah Valley University grew 35.2% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $2.85M lower than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and 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 Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $289k - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Utah Valley University received $289k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$141M

2017 Salaries

7.1%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Utah Valley University paid a median of $141M in salaries, which represents 42.8% of their overall expenditure ($330M) and a 7.1% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.544% growth from 2015 and a 10.1% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.4M (40.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$49.5M

Instructional Salaries

696

Number of Employees

In 2017, Utah Valley University paid a total of $49.5M to 696 employees working as instructors, which represents 35% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.62M (33.5%) for similar Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor

Most Common Instructor

266 Employees

Management

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

384 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Utah Valley University were Associate professor with 266 employees; Assistant professor with 177 employees; and Assistant professor with 134 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Utah Valley University were Management with 384 employees; Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 229 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 195 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Associate professor

  2. Male Assistant professor

  3. Male Lecturer

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Utah Valley University was Male Associate professor with 185 employees, Male Assistant professor with 102 employees, and Male Lecturer with 93 employees.

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

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