Find Schools

Study Area & Zipcode

Education

Find Schools Near

2021 Best Education Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in Utah

9 Colleges
4,534 Bachelor's Degrees
$23,864 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Education Schools for Non-Traditional Students

Best Education Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in UtahOut of the majors we analyze each year, education was ranked 3rd in Utah. In fact, 4,534 were awarded in the state in 2018-2019. This means that colleges and universities in the state were responsible for awarding 5.1% of all the education bachelor's degrees in the country.

This year's Best Education Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in Utah ranking looked at 9 colleges that offer a bachelor's in education. This ranking identifies schools with high-quality education programs as well as strong support for students classified as non-traditional.

To come up with these rankings, we looked at factors such as affordability, and overall quality of the education program at the school. Check out our ranking methodology for more information.

One Size Does Not Fit All

Since the program you select can have a significant impact on your future, we've developed a number of rankings, including this Best Education Schools for Non-Traditional Students list, to help you choose the best school for you.

In addition to College Factual's rankings, you may want to take a look at College Combat, our unique tool that lets you pit your favorite schools head-to-head and compare how they rate on factors that most interest you. Test it out when you get a chance! You may also want to bookmark the link and share it with others who are trying to make the college decision.

2021 Best Education Schools for Non-Traditional Students in Utah

The following schools top our list of the Best Education Colleges for Non-Traditional Students.

Best Education Schools for Non-Traditional Students

#1

Western Governors University

Salt Lake City, UT

Western Governors University tops the 2021 list of our schools in Utah that are best for non-traditional education students. WGU is a very large private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of Salt Lake City.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 4.2%. There are approximately 121,437 students at WGU and they are all exclusively distance learners. WGU does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

Read full report on Education at Western Governors University

Request Information

The #2 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Utah State University. Located in the small city of Logan, USU is a public school with a very large student population. USU also made our Best Colleges for Education in Utah list, coming in at #2.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 5.6%. Approximately 8,947 students take at least one class online at USU. 9,442 students are part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

Full Education at Utah State University Report

Request Information

Brigham Young University - Provo comes in at #3 in this year's ranking. Located in the medium-sized city of Provo, BYU is a private not-for-profit college with a fairly large student population. BYU also took the #1 spot in our Best Colleges for Education in Utah rankings.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 1.5%. Approximately 6,522 students take at least one class online at BYU. About 4,337 of the students at BYU are attending part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

Read More…

Request Information
#4

Southern Utah University

Cedar City, UT

Southern Utah University landed the #4 spot in our 2021 best education schools for non-traditional students. Southern Utah University is a large public school located in the remote town of Cedar City. As a testament to the quality of education offered at Southern Utah University, the school also landed the #4 rank in our Best Colleges for Education in Utah ranking.

About 5.9% of Southern Utah University students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. Approximately 4,055 students take at least one class online at Southern Utah University. There are roughly 3,162 part time students in attendance at Southern Utah University. Southern Utah University does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

Read full report on Education at Southern Utah University

Request Information

Weber State University earned the #5 spot in our 2021 rankings. WSU is a fairly large public school located in the small city of Ogden. As a testament to the quality of education offered at WSU, the school also landed the #6 rank in our Best Colleges for Education in Utah ranking.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 6.6%. There are approximately 6,899 students at WSU that take at least one class online. 16,473 of WSU students are attending part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

Read More…

Request Information

#6

University of Utah

Salt Lake City, UT

University of Utah landed the #6 spot in our 2021 best education schools for non-traditional students. U of U is a fairly large public school located in the city of Salt Lake City. U of U also made our Best Colleges for Education in Utah list, coming in at #3.

The student loan default rate at U of U is lower than is typical, just 2.7% of students default in three years. Approximately 9,847 students take at least one class online at U of U. 8,158 students are part time. U of U does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

Read More…

Request Information

Utah Valley University comes in at #7 in this year's ranking. UVU is a fairly large public school located in the small city of Orem. UVU not only placed well in our non-traditional rankings. It is also #7 on our Best Colleges for Education in Utah list.

About 6.9% of UVU students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. There are approximately 9,476 students at UVU that take at least one class online. 20,480 of UVU students are attending part time. UVU does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

Full Education at Utah Valley University Report

Request Information
#8

Dixie State University

Saint George, UT

Dixie State University earned the #8 spot in our 2021 rankings. Dixie State College is a fairly large public school located in the small city of Saint George. Dixie State College also made our Best Colleges for Education in Utah list, coming in at #8.

Approximately 2,217 students take at least one class online at Dixie State College. About 3,825 of the students at Dixie State College are attending part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

Read More…

Request Information
#9

Westminster College Utah

Salt Lake City, UT

The #9 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Westminster College Utah. Located in the midsize city of Salt Lake City, Westminster College Salt Lake is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population. Westminster College Salt Lake not only placed well in our non-traditional rankings. It is also #5 on our Best Colleges for Education in Utah list.

The student loan default rate at Westminster College Salt Lake is lower than is typical, just 3.2% of students default in three years. There are approximately 135 students at Westminster College Salt Lake that take at least one class online. 278 of Westminster College Salt Lake students are attending part time. Westminster College Salt Lake does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

Read More…

Request Information

Best for Non-Traditional Students Education Colleges in the Rocky Mountains Region

Explore all the Best Education Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in the Rocky Mountains Area or other specific states within that region.

State Degrees Awarded
Colorado 732
Idaho 813
Montana 521
Wyoming 182

Education Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Teacher Education Grade Specific 2,686
Teacher Education Subject Specific 2,014
Special Education 1,326
Curriculum & Instruction 1,247
Instructional Media Design 1,167

View All Education Related Majors >

Related Major Annual Graduates
Social Sciences 2,201
Psychology 1,823
Communication & Journalism 1,430
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences 1,010
History 317

View All Education Related Majors >

Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Cost is for the top 9 schools only.

References

  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
  • Veteran-specific data can be found at the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs.
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to Horadrim.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

Featured Schools

Find Schools Near You