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Utah State University Data & Information Overview

Get the facts about Utah State University. Learn how it ranks, what majors it offers, how diverse it is, and much more. All you need to do to learn more about a stat is click on its tile, and you'll be taken to another page that analyzes that data more closely. Also, you can use the links below to scroll to any section of this page.

How Well Is Utah State University Ranked?

2020 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

Utah State University was awarded 75 badges in the 2020 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is education.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked USU as #676 out of 1,727 colleges and universities in the country on its 2020 Best Colleges list.

USU is also ranked #5 out of 14 schools in Utah.

See all of the rankings for Utah State University.

Is It Hard to Get Into USU?

Acceptance Rate

Because it has a high acceptance rate of 89%, some consider USU to be a safety school. But don't just assume that admittance is in the bag. Make sure to spend enough time on your application so that it is in tip-top shape.

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

At Utah State University, the student to faculty ratio is 20 to 1. Compared to the national average of 15 to 1, this is somewhat high. This could mean that class sizes may be larger than they are at other colleges or universities or that professors may be required to teach more classes.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus 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 tells us what percentage of first-year, full-time students choose to continue on to their sophomore year at a particular school. The rate at Utah State University is 69%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  69 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.

Good Overall Diversity at USU

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 24,618 undergraduates at USU with 17,188 being full-time and 7,430 being part-time.

USU Diversity Score

College Factual computes an overall diversity score for each college and university that takes gender, ethnicity, geographic location, and age into account. Schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest, and those that cater to just one or two student groups are ranked the lowest.

The overall diversity score for USU is 70.62 out of 100, meaning that is is more diverse than most schools in the country.

Overall Diversity Score  70.62 out of 100
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How Much Does Utah State University Cost?

The overall average net price of USU is $13,279. 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 +
$11,389 $11,442 $13,229 $15,498 $16,304

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

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At USU, approximately 28% of students took out student loans averaging $5,999 a year. That adds up to $23,996 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at USU is 5.7%. 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?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from USU make about $43,200 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. This is right on par with the average college graduate's salary of $40,800 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 city atmosphere of Logan makes it a great place for students who enjoy having lots of educational and entertainment options.

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Location of Utah State University

Contact details for USU are given below.

Contact Details
Address: Old Main Hill, Logan, UT 84322-1400
Phone: 435-797-1000

Utah State University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 102 majors graduated from Utah State University. Of these students, 5,298 received undergraduate degrees and 1,086 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 323 $48,900
Communication Sciences 299 $27,900
Teacher Education Subject Specific 275 $31,600
Teacher Education Grade Specific 186 $36,100
Business Administration & Management 171 $48,000
Liberal Arts General Studies 168 $23,400
Human Development & Family Studies 156 $18,400
General Psychology 153 $28,900
Mechanical Engineering 134 $59,700
Accounting 129 $49,000

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 is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2017-2018, 13,852 students took at least one online class at Utah State University. This is an increase from the 13,148 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 13,852 4,905
2016-2017 13,148 4,852
2015-2016 13,122 5,193
2014-2015 13,360 5,482
2013-2014 10,703 4,883

Learn more about online learning at Utah State University.

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