Utah Valley University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$5,614
4.58% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$9,346
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
1.14%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
43,099
44.2% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
35.4%
510 Graduates

About

Utah Valley University is a higher education institution located in Utah County, UT. In 2022, the most popular Associates Degree concentrations at Utah Valley University were General Studies (2,223 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Sciences (873 degrees), and General Business Administration & Management (523 degrees).

In 2022, 15,351 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Utah Valley University. 43.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 56.5% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (12,296 degrees), 7.48 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (1,643 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Utah Valley University is $5,614, which is $−18,382 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Utah Valley University is $5,614, which is $−18,382 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $9,346.

In 2022, 67% of undergraduate students attending Utah Valley University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 10% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$5,614
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Utah Valley University was $5,614. The cost of tuition at Utah Valley University is $−18,382 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

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Average Net Price

$9,346
2022 Value
1.48%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Utah Valley University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $9,346. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Utah Valley University grew by 1.48%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,018
Room and Board
$588
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Utah Valley University was of $9,018 in 2022. The cost of room and board did not change between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $588. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

67%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
10%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

67% of undergraduate students at Utah Valley University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 45.7% with respect to 2021, when 46% 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.
1.14%
2019 Default Rate
56
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Utah Valley University was 1.14%, which represents 56 out of the 4893 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 had a total enrollment of 43,099 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Utah Valley University is 19,057 students and the part-time enrollment is 24,042. This means that 44.2% 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% White, 12% Hispanic or Latino, 3.86% Two or More Races, 1.23% Asian, 0.877% Black or African American, 0.561% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.399% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Utah Valley University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (40.6%), followed by White Female (37.2%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (6.37%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (53.8%), followed by White Male (26.7%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (5.64%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

44.2%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Utah Valley University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 43,099 students. The full-time enrollment at Utah Valley University is 19,057 and the part-time enrollment is 24,042. This means that 44.2% of students enrolled at Utah Valley University are enrolled full-time compared with 67.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

68%
2022 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 68%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (73%), Utah Valley University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    33,607 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    5,174 enrolled students
  3. Two or More Races
    1,663 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Utah Valley University is 78% White, 12% Hispanic or Latino, 3.86% Two or More Races, 1.23% Asian, 0.877% Black or African American, 0.561% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.399% 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 51.2% White, 17.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% 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, 753 students (1.75%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 1,983 fewer women than men received degrees from Utah Valley University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Utah Valley University is white (12,296 degrees awarded). There were 7.48 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (1643 degrees).

The most common Associates Degree concentration at Utah Valley University is General Studies (2,223 degrees awarded), followed by Liberal Arts & Sciences (873 degrees) and General Business Administration & Management (523 degrees).

In 2022,  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 (456 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (5,015 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (2,048 degrees).

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 (569,202 people), Other managers (244,875 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (173,876 people), Police officers (143,440 people), and Computer occupations, all other (131,419 people).

The most specialized majors at Utah Valley University in 2022 are Transportation (456 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (5,015 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (2,048 degrees), Protective Services (879 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (790 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 Surgeons, Physicians, Skincare specialists, Photographic process workers & processing machine operators, and Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys

The most specialized majors at Utah Valley University are Transportation (456 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (5,015 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (2,048 degrees), Protective Services (879 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (790 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 (652,598 people), Elementary & secondary schools (398,908 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (355,718 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (258,976 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (152,948 people).

The most specialized majors at Utah Valley University are Transportation (456 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (5,015 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (2,048 degrees), Protective Services (879 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (790 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 (2022)
  1. 2,223 degrees awarded
  2. 873 degrees awarded
  3. 523 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common associates degree concentration at Utah Valley University was General Studies with 2,223 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

8,667
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
6,684
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 8,667 degrees were awarded to men at Utah Valley University, which is 1.3 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (6,684).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 2252 degrees were awarded to men at Utah Valley University in General Studies, which is 1.19 times more than the 1890 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 1890 degrees were awarded to men at Utah Valley University in General Studies, which is 0.839 times less than the 2252 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

13%
100% Completion Time
29%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 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, 29% 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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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Male
Highest Graduation Rate (50%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Utah Valley University is Male and Asian (50% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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, 1.18% of graduates (6 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    12,296 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    1,643 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    545 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Utah Valley University is white (12,296 degrees awarded). There were 7.48 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (1643 degrees).

1.03% of degree recipients (158 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Male
    6,942 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    5,354 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Male
    882 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Utah Valley University is white male (6,942 degrees awarded). There were 1.3 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (5354 degrees).

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Operations

Utah Valley University has an endowment valued at nearly $84.1M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNk (−0.965%) compared to the 0.773% average return (360k on 46.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2022, Utah Valley University had a total salary expenditure of 445M. Utah Valley University employs 270 Associate professors, 213 Assistant professors and 180 Lecturers. Most academics at Utah Valley University are Male Associate professor (183), Male Assistant professor (118), and Male Lecturer (100).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Utah Valley University are: Management, with 441 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 295 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 175 employees.

Endowment

$84.1M
2022 Endowment
14.9%
growth from 2021

Utah Valley University has an endowment valued at about $84.1M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Utah Valley University grew 14.9% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $37.6M higher 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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Salary Expenditure

$183M
2022 Salaries
2.07%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Utah Valley University paid a median of $183M in salaries, which represents 41% of their overall expenditure ($445M) and a 2.07% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 36.1M (39.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$65.7M
Instructional Salaries
793
Number of Employees

In 2022, Utah Valley University paid a total of $65.7M to 793 employees working as instructors, which represents 36% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.3M (31.2%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
270 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
441 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Utah Valley University were Associate professor with 270 employees, Assistant professor with 213 employees, and Lecturer with 180 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Utah Valley University were Management with 441 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 295 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 175 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Associate professor
  2. Male Assistant professor
  3. Male Lecturer

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Utah Valley University was Male Associate professor with 183 employees, Male Assistant professor with 118 employees, and Male Lecturer with 100 employees.

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

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