Utah State University

Utah State University Data & Information Overview

Find out more about how Utah State University ranks, how diverse it is, what majors it offers, and other essential facts below. If you're interested in learning more about a particular stat, just click on its tile to go to a new page that covers the topic more in-depth. Also, you can jump to any section of this page by clicking one of the links below.

How Well Is Utah State University Ranked?

2022 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

Utah State University was awarded 255 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is health professions.

Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2022 analysis, USU is ranked #1,127 out of 2,576 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality.

USU also holds the #8 spot on the Best Colleges in Utah ranking.

See all of the rankings for Utah State University.

Is It Hard to Get Into USU?

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Utah State University is 89%, which is higher than many other schools to which you may be applying. But don't think getting into USU is a sure thing. The admissions staff is still going to review your application to see if you are a good fit for the school.

Average Test Scores

About 3% of students accepted to USU submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 490 and 600. Math scores were between 510 and 620.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Utah State University  ( 490 to 600 )

SAT Math Scores for Utah State University  ( 510 to 620 )
USU received ACT scores from 91% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 21 and 27.

ACT Composite Scores for Utah State University  ( 21 to 27 )

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Utah State University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used as a measure to gauge how much access students will have to their professors - the lower the number, the better. At Utah State University, this rate is 19 to 1, which is high when compared to the national average of 15 to 1.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Utah State University is 96%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  96 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Utah State University

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 74% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like Utah State University enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  74 out of 100

Graduation Rate

When we say that a student has graduated on time, we mean that they have finished their bachelor's degree within four years. The on-time graduation rate at USU is 23%. That's lower than the national rate of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  23 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Utah State University.

Utah State University Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 24,669 undergraduates at USU with 17,063 being full-time and 7,606 being part-time.

How Much Does Utah State University Cost?

The overall average net price of USU is $13,634. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for USU

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$10,643 $12,034 $13,297 $16,895 $17,223

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of USU, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At USU, approximately 29% of students took out student loans averaging $6,288 a year. That adds up to $25,152 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at USU is 5.2%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do USU Graduates Make?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from USU make around $43,200 per year during the early years of their employment. This is right on par with the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. Also, graduates in your major field may make more.


See which majors at Utah State University make the most money.

Location of Utah State University

Located in Logan, Utah, Utah State University is a public institution. The location of USU is great for students who prefer living in an urban area.

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Contact details for USU are given below.

Contact Details
Address: Old Main Hill, Logan, UT 84322-1400
Phone: 435-797-1000
Website: www.usu.edu/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/UtahState
Twitter: http://twitter.com/USUAggies

Utah State University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 103 majors graduated from Utah State University. Of these students, 5,557 received undergraduate degrees and 920 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Economics 343 $48,900
Communication Sciences 338 $27,900
Teacher Education Subject Specific 308 $31,600
General Psychology 187 $28,900
Teacher Education Grade Specific 167 $36,100
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 163 $24,600
Human Development & Family Studies 151 $18,400
Business Administration & Management 148 $48,000
Mechanical Engineering 141 $59,700
General Biology 115 $34,400

Learn more about the majors offered at Utah State University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at USU

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2018-2019, 13,952 students took at least one online class at Utah State University. This is an increase from the 13,852 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2018-2019 13,952 5,005
2017-2018 13,852 4,905
2016-2017 13,148 4,852
2015-2016 13,122 5,193
2013-2014 10,703 4,883

Learn more about online learning at Utah State University.

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


More about our data sources and methodologies.

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