Utah Valley University

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$4,840

3.46% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$6,738

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

7.81%

Default Rate

2016 Enrolled Students

34,978

51.1% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

25.1%

346 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 (291 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (250 degrees), and Airline Professional Pilot & Flight Crew (191 degrees).

In 2016, 5,107 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Utah Valley University. 45.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 54.4% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (4,201 degrees), 10.4 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (405 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Utah Valley University is $4,840, which is $-15,320 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Utah Valley University is $4,840, which is $-15,320 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $6,738.

In 2016, 48% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 17% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$4,840

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Utah Valley University was $4,840. The cost of tuition at Utah Valley University is $-15,320 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

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Average Net Price

$6,738

2016 Value

2.64%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Utah Valley University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $6,738. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Utah Valley University grew by 2.64%.

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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 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $976. The cost of room and board decreased by 2.04% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

48%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

17%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

48% of undergraduate students at Utah Valley University received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a decline of 4% with respect to 2015, when 50% 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.

7.81%

2015 Default Rate

454

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Utah Valley University was 7.81%, which represents 454 out of the 5811 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 Valley University received N/A undergraduate applications in N/A, which represents a 0% annual growth. Out of those N/A applicants, N/A students were accepted for enrollment, representing a N/A% acceptance rate.

There were 34,978 students enrolled at Utah Valley University in 2016, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Acceptance Rate

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Acceptance Rate in N/A

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SAT Scores

N/A%

Submission Percentage

N/A

Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at Utah Valley University in N/A submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Utah Valley University has a total enrollment of 34,978 students. The full-time enrollment at Utah Valley University is 17,879 students and the part-time enrollment is 17,099. This means that 51.1% of students enrolled at Utah Valley University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Utah Valley University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 78.1% White, 10.8% Hispanic or Latino, 3.01% Two or More Races, 1.13% Asian, 0.832% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, 0.792% Black or African American, and 0.629% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Utah Valley University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Male (41.5%), followed by White Female (35.1%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (5.48%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Male (48%), followed by White Female (22.7%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (4%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

51.1%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Utah Valley University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 34,978 students. The full-time enrollment at Utah Valley University is 17,879 and the part-time enrollment is 17,099. This means that 51.1% of students enrolled at Utah Valley University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.7% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

63%

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 Valley University was 63%. 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

    27,326

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    3,777

  3. Two or More Races

    1,054

The enrolled student population at Utah Valley University is 78.1% White, 10.8% Hispanic or Latino, 3.01% Two or More Races, 1.13% Asian, 0.832% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, 0.792% Black or African American, and 0.629% 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 54.7% White, 14.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.3% 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, 816 students (2.33%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 451 fewer women than men received degrees from Utah Valley University. The majority of degree recipients at Utah Valley University are white (4,201 degrees awarded). There were 10.4 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (405 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Utah Valley University is General Psychology (291 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (250 degrees) and Airline Professional Pilot & Flight Crew (191 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 (236 degrees awarded), Protective Services (338 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,060 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 Valley University are Elementary & middle school teachers (226,001 people), Counselors (186,459 people), Miscellaneous managers (184,046 people), Social workers (166,979 people), and Police officers (144,984 people).

The most specialized majors at Utah Valley University are Transportation (236 degrees awarded), Protective Services (338 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,060 degrees), Psychology (352 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (122 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 Valley University are Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Marketing & sales managers, Physicians & surgeons, Other Sales Workers, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at Utah Valley University are Transportation (236 degrees awarded), Protective Services (338 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,060 degrees), Psychology (352 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (122 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 Elementary & secondary schools (490,536 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (389,889 people), Hospitals (267,423 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (209,810 people), and Outpatient care centers (161,608 people).

The most specialized majors at Utah Valley University are Transportation (236 degrees awarded), Protective Services (338 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,060 degrees), Psychology (352 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (122 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. 291 degrees awarded

  2. 250 degrees awarded

  3. 191 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Utah Valley University was General Psychology with 291 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 2,779

  2. 2,328

In 2016, 2,779 degrees were awarded to men at Utah Valley University, which is 1.19 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (2,328).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 469 degrees were awarded to men at Utah Valley University in General Studies, which is 0.794 times less than the 591 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 591 degrees were awarded to women at Utah Valley University in General Studies, which is 1.26 times more than the 469 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

11%

100% Completion Time

25%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 11% of students graduating from Utah Valley University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 25% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 35% 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 (32.6%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Utah Valley University is Female and White (32.6% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and 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, 0.289% of graduates (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    4,201 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    405 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    146 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Utah Valley University is white (4,201 degrees awarded). There were 10.4 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (405 degrees).

2.86% of degree recipients (146 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Male

    2,269 degrees awarded

  2. White Female

    1,932 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Male

    204 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Utah Valley University is white male (2,269 degrees awarded). There were 1.17 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (1,932 degrees).

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Operations

Utah Valley University has an endowment valued at nearly $21.1M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $895k (4.24%), compared to the 2.07% average return ($597k on $28.9M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2015, Utah Valley University had a total expenditure of $289M. Of that $289M, they spent $131M on salaries and $289M on benefits.

Utah Valley University employs 241 Associate professors, 195 Assistant professors, and 115 Lecturers. Most academics at Utah Valley University are Male Associate professors (167), Male Assistant professors(117), and Male Professors (79).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Utah Valley University are: Management, with 377 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 217 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 184 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$21.1M

2015 Endowment

12.1%

growth from 2014

Utah Valley University has an endowment valued at about $21.1M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Utah Valley University grew 12.1% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $7.77M 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. $321k - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, Utah Valley University received $321k 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

Primary Expenses

Expenditure values can vary depending on whether the institution is public or private, and are not available for private-for-profit schools.

$131M

Salary Expenditure

$289M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Utah Valley University had a total expenditure of $289M. Of that $289M, they spent $131M on salaries and $289M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

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

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Salary Expenditure

$131M

2015 Salaries

10.1%

growth from 2014

In 2015, Utah Valley University paid a median of $131M in salaries, which represents 45.4% of their overall expenditure ($289M) and a 10.1% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.41% growth from 2013 and a 2.88% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.3M (42.2% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$42.9M

Instructional Salaries

642

Number of Employees

In 2015, Utah Valley University paid a total of $42.9M to 642 employees working as instructors, which represents 32.7% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $9.7M (31%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor

Most Common Instructor

241 Employees

Management

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

377 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Utah Valley University were Associate professor with 241 employees; Assistant professor with 195 employees; and Assistant professor with 115 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Utah Valley University were Management with 377 employees; Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 217 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 184 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Associate professor

  2. Male Assistant professor

  3. Male Professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Utah Valley University was Male Associate professor with 167 employees, Male Assistant professor with 117 employees, and Male Professor with 79 employees.

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

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