Engineering

2021 Best Engineering Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in Utah

4 Colleges
1,402 Bachelor's Degrees
$22,456 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Engineering Schools for Non-Traditional Students

Best Engineering Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in UtahOut of the majors we analyze each year, engineering was ranked 8th in Utah. In fact, 1,402 were awarded in the state in 2018-2019. This means that of the 128,724 bachelor's that were awarded in the country, 1.1% were from a college or university in the state.

For this year's Best Engineering Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in Utah ranking, we looked at 4 colleges that offer a bachelor's in engineering. Not only do the schools that top this list have excellent engineering programs, but they also offer a lot of support to non-traditional students.

Some of the factors we look at when determining these rankings are overall quality of the engineering program at the school, affordability, and non-traditional population. Check out our ranking methodology for more information.

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The engineering school you choose to invest your time and money in matters. To help you make the decision that is right for you, we've developed a number of major-specific rankings, including this list of the Best Engineering Schools for Non-Traditional Students.

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2021 Best Engineering Schools for Non-Traditional Students in Utah

Check out the engineering programs at these schools if you want to see which ones are the best for non-traditional students.

Best Engineering Schools for Non-Traditional Students

#1

University of Utah

Salt Lake City, UT

University of Utah tops the 2021 list of our schools in Utah that are best for non-traditional engineering students. Located in the medium-sized city of Salt Lake City, U of U is a public school with a very large student population. U of U not only placed well in our non-traditional rankings. It is also #1 on our Best Colleges for Engineering in Utah list.

About 2.7% of U of U students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. Approximately 9,847 students take at least one class online at U of U. About 8,158 of the students at U of U are attending part time. U of U does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Brigham Young University - Provo landed the #2 spot in our 2021 best engineering schools for non-traditional students. BYU is a very large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Provo. BYU also made our Best Colleges for Engineering in Utah list, coming in at #2.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 1.5%. There are approximately 6,522 students at BYU that take at least one class online. 4,337 of BYU students are attending part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Utah State University earned the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings. USU is a very large public school located in the city of Logan. As a testament to the quality of education offered at USU, the school also landed the #3 rank in our Best Colleges for Engineering in Utah ranking.

The student loan default rate at USU is lower than is typical, just 5.6% of students default in three years. Approximately 8,947 students take at least one class online at USU. There are roughly 9,442 part time students in attendance at USU. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Utah Valley University comes in at #4 in this year's ranking. Located in the small city of Orem, UVU is a public school with a fairly large student population. UVU did well in our major quality rankings, too. It placed #4 on our Best Colleges for Engineering in Utah list.

The student loan default rate at UVU is lower than is typical, just 6.9% of students default in three years. Approximately 9,476 students take at least one class online at UVU. 20,480 students are part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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

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

State Degrees Awarded
Colorado 3,076
Idaho 782
Montana 802
Wyoming 308

Engineering Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Mechanical Engineering 687
Electrical Engineering 268
Civil Engineering 262
Chemical Engineering 256
Computer Engineering 173

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Computer & Information Sciences 5,294
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 1,735
Physical Sciences 622
Mathematics & Statistics 537
Engineering Technologies 407

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Cost is for the top 4 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.
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