Utah State University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$6,105

5.01% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$12,338

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

5.65%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

89.1%

15,555 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

27,679

66% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

48.3%

1,159 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 Economics (369 degrees awarded), General Communication Sciences & Disorders (277 degrees), and General Business Administration & Management (183 degrees).

In 2017, 6,359 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Utah State University. 54.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 45.6% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (5,157 degrees), 15.3 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (336 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Utah State University is $6,105, which is $-20,395 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Utah State University is $6,105, which is $-20,395 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $12,338.

In 2017, 56% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 31% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$6,105

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Utah State University was $6,105. The cost of tuition at Utah State University is $-20,395 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

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Average Net Price

$12,338

2017 Value

5.36%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Utah State University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $12,338. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Utah State University grew by 5.36%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,225

Room and Board

$810

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Utah State University was of $7,225 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $810. The cost of room and board decreased by 7.13% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies increased by 1.25% 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 2017. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2016, 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.

5.65%

2016 Default Rate

285

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Utah State University was 5.65%, which represents 285 out of the 5042 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 15,555 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 1% annual growth. Out of those 15,555 applicants, 13,857 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 89.1% acceptance rate.

There were 27,679 students enrolled at Utah State University in 2017, and 3% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Utah State University has an overall enrollment yield of 30.6%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

89.1%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

13,857

Accepted Out of 15,555

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Utah State University was 89.1% (13,857 admissions from 15,555 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 90.2%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 1%, while admissions declined by -0.302%.

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SAT Scores

3%

Submission Percentage

143

Scores Submitted

3% of enrolled first-time students at Utah State University in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Utah State University has a total enrollment of 27,679 students. The full-time enrollment at Utah State University is 18,277 students and the part-time enrollment is 9,402. This means that 66% of students enrolled at Utah State University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Utah State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 81.9% White, 5.74% Hispanic or Latino, 2.06% Two or More Races, 1.84% American Indian or Alaska Native, 1.25% Asian, 0.878% Black or African American, and 0.347% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Utah State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (42%), followed by White Male (40%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (2.97%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (38.6%), followed by White Male (37.6%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (3.49%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

66%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Utah State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 27,679 students. The full-time enrollment at Utah State University is 18,277 and the part-time enrollment is 9,402. This means that 66% of students enrolled at Utah State University are enrolled full-time compared with 78% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

69%

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 State University was 69%. 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

    22,670

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    1,588

  3. Two or More Races

    570

The enrolled student population at Utah State University is 81.9% White, 5.74% Hispanic or Latino, 2.06% Two or More Races, 1.84% American Indian or Alaska Native, 1.25% Asian, 0.878% Black or African American, and 0.347% 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 51.5% White, 13.4% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.57% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2017, 565 more women than men received degrees from Utah State University. The majority of degree recipients at Utah State University are white (5,157 degrees awarded). There were 15.3 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (336 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Utah State University is General Economics (369 degrees awarded), followed by General Communication Sciences & Disorders (277 degrees) and General Business Administration & Management (183 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 Human Sciences (248 degrees awarded), Agriculture (157 degrees), and Natural Resources & Conservation (83 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 (253,092 people), Other managers (121,466 people), Postsecondary teachers (99,777 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (89,583 people), and Education administrators (67,608 people).

The most specialized majors at Utah State University are Human Sciences (248 degrees awarded), Agriculture (157 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (83 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,450 degrees), and English (164 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 State University are Surgeons, Electrical & electronics engineers, Physicians, Dentists, and Other financial specialists

The most specialized majors at Utah State University are Human Sciences (248 degrees awarded), Agriculture (157 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (83 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,450 degrees), and English (164 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 (430,860 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (207,389 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (95,469 people), Legal services (85,641 people), and Computer Systems Design (77,791 people).

The most specialized majors at Utah State University are Human Sciences (248 degrees awarded), Agriculture (157 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (83 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,450 degrees), and English (164 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 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Utah State University was General Economics with 369 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 2,897

  2. 3,462

In 2017, 2,897 degrees were awarded to men at Utah State University, which is 0.837 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (3,462).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 508 degrees were awarded to men at Utah State University in General Studies, which is 0.557 times less than the 912 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 912 degrees were awarded to women at Utah State University in General Studies, which is 1.8 times more than the 508 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

23%

100% Completion Time

49%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 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 57% 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 (51.6%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Utah State University is Female and White (51.6% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral 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, 0.69% of graduates (8 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    5,157 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    336 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    310 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Utah State University is white (5,157 degrees awarded). There were 15.3 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (336 degrees).

5.28% of degree recipients (336 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    2,814 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    2,343 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    198 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Utah State University is white female (2,814 degrees awarded). There were 1.2 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (2,343 degrees).

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Operations

Utah State University has an endowment valued at nearly $360M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $29.4M (8.17%), compared to the 5.91% average return ($16.9M on $287M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2017, Utah State University had a total salary expenditure of $700M. Utah State University employs 297 Assistant professors, 262 Associate professors, and 257 Professors. Most academics at Utah State University are Male Professors (194), Male Associate professors(176), and Male Assistant professors (156).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Utah State University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 546 employees, Computer, Engineering, and Science, with 331 employees, and Management with 306 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$360M

2017 Endowment

10.5%

growth from 2016

Utah State University has an endowment valued at about $360M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Utah State University grew 10.5% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $73.6M 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. $174M - Federal

  2. $9.34M - State

  3. $1.38M - Local

As of 2017, Utah State University received $174M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $9.34M from state grants and contracts, and $1.38M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$295M

2017 Salaries

5.31%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Utah State University paid a median of $295M in salaries, which represents 42.1% of their overall expenditure ($700M) and a 5.31% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.814% growth from 2015 and a 3.11% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 215M (42.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$83.8M

Instructional Salaries

972

Number of Employees

In 2017, Utah State University paid a total of $83.8M to 972 employees working as instructors, which represents 28.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $61.3M (31.9%) for similar Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

297 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

546 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Utah State University were Assistant professor with 297 employees; Associate professor with 262 employees; and Associate professor with 257 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Utah State University were Office and Administrative Support with 546 employees; Computer, Engineering, and Science with 331 employees; and Management with 306 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 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Utah State University was Male Professor with 194 employees, Male Associate professor with 176 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 156 employees.

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

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