Utah Valley University

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$5,192
1.37% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$8,184
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
4.49%
Default Rate
2020 Enrolled Students
40,936
48% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
29.2%
386 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 (398 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (290 degrees), and Speech Communication & Rhetoric (196 degrees).

In 2020, 9,917 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Utah Valley University. 45.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 54.3% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (8,097 degrees), 8.47 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (956 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Utah Valley University is $5,192, which is $−17,338 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Utah Valley University is $5,192, which is $−17,338 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $8,184.

In 2020, 44% of undergraduate students attending Utah Valley University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 13% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$5,192
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Utah Valley University was $5,192. The cost of tuition at Utah Valley University is $−17,338 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

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Average Net Price

$8,184
2020 Value
1%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Utah Valley University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $8,184. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Utah Valley University grew by 1%.

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Average net price is calculated from full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded a grant or scholarship from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,614
Room and Board
$724
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Utah Valley University was of $7,614 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $724. The cost of room and board did not change between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

44%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
13%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

44% of undergraduate students at Utah Valley University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 2.33% with respect to 2019, when 43% 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.
4.49%
2018 Default Rate
231
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Utah Valley University was 4.49%, which represents 231 out of the 5140 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 40,936 students. The full-time enrollment at Utah Valley University is 19,667 students and the part-time enrollment is 21,269. This means that 48% of students enrolled at Utah Valley University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Utah Valley University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 79.4% White, 11.6% Hispanic or Latino, 3.75% Two or More Races, 1.34% Asian, 0.813% Black or African American, 0.635% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.418% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Utah Valley University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (41.4%), followed by White Female (37.5%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (6.04%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (40.9%), followed by White Male (34.3%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (5.91%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

48%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Utah Valley University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 40,936 students. The full-time enrollment at Utah Valley University is 19,667 and the part-time enrollment is 21,269. This means that 48% of students enrolled at Utah Valley University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.8% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

67%
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 Valley University was 67%. 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
    32,522
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    4,751
  3. Two or More Races
    1,537

The enrolled student population at Utah Valley University is 79.4% White, 11.6% Hispanic or Latino, 3.75% Two or More Races, 1.34% Asian, 0.813% Black or African American, 0.635% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.418% 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 52.6% White, 16.6% 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, 348 students (0.85%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 853 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 (8,097 degrees awarded). There were 8.47 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (956 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Utah Valley University is General Psychology (398 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (290 degrees) and Speech Communication & Rhetoric (196 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 Liberal Arts & Humanities (4,597 degrees awarded), Transportation (216 degrees), and Protective Services (449 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 (266,981 people), Other managers (205,712 people), Police officers (142,868 people), Social workers, all other (127,327 people), and Postsecondary teachers (123,370 people).

The most specialized majors at Utah Valley University are Liberal Arts & Humanities (4,597 degrees awarded), Transportation (216 degrees), Protective Services (449 degrees), Psychology (448 degrees), and Applied Sciences (10 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 Surgeons, Skincare specialists, Physicians, Other financial specialists, and Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys

The most specialized majors at Utah Valley University are Liberal Arts & Humanities (4,597 degrees awarded), Transportation (216 degrees), Protective Services (449 degrees), Psychology (448 degrees), and Applied Sciences (10 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 (616,530 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (378,024 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (311,448 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (248,938 people), and Individual & family services (165,019 people).

The most specialized majors at Utah Valley University are Liberal Arts & Humanities (4,597 degrees awarded), Transportation (216 degrees), Protective Services (449 degrees), Psychology (448 degrees), and Applied Sciences (10 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. 398 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 290 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 196 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Utah Valley University was General Psychology with 398 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

5,385
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
4,532
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 5,385 degrees were awarded to men at Utah Valley University, which is 1.19 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (4,532).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 2391 degrees were awarded to men at Utah Valley University in General Studies, which is 1.08 times more than the 2204 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 2204 degrees were awarded to women at Utah Valley University in General Studies, which is 0.922 times less than the 2391 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

15%
100% Completion Time
33%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 15% of students graduating from Utah Valley University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 33% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 42% 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.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (66.7%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Utah Valley University is Female and Asian (66.7% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and 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, 6.99% of graduates (27 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    8,097 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    956 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    308 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Utah Valley University is white (8,097 degrees awarded). There were 8.47 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (956 degrees).

1.3% of degree recipients (129 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Male
    4,438 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    3,659 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    489 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Utah Valley University is white male (4,438 degrees awarded). There were 1.21 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (3,659 degrees).

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Operations

Utah Valley University has an endowment valued at nearly $60.7M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $6.2M (10.2%), compared to the 3.19% average return ($1.26M on $39.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2020, Utah Valley University had a total salary expenditure of $369M. Utah Valley University employs 264 Associate professors, 212 Assistant professors, and 154 Lecturers. Most academics at Utah Valley University are Male Associate professors (183), Male Assistant professors(130), and Male Lecturers (98).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Utah Valley University are: Management, with 382 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 300 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 169 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$60.7M
2020 Endowment
52.5%
growth from 2019

Utah Valley University has an endowment valued at about $60.7M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Utah Valley University grew 52.5% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $21M 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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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $21.1k - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Utah Valley University received $21.1k 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

$169M
2020 Salaries
7.52%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Utah Valley University paid a median of $169M in salaries, which represents 45.8% of their overall expenditure ($369M) and a 7.52% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 5.92% growth from 2018 and a 4.97% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.6M (40.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$56.7M
Instructional Salaries
753
Number of Employees

In 2020, Utah Valley University paid a total of $56.7M to 753 employees working as instructors, which represents 33.6% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11M (31.8%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
264 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
382 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Utah Valley University were Associate professor with 264 employees; Assistant professor with 212 employees; and Assistant professor with 154 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Utah Valley University were Management with 382 employees; Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 300 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 169 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Utah Valley University was Male Associate professor with 183 employees, Male Assistant professor with 130 employees, and Male Lecturer with 98 employees.

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

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