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2020 Best Colleges for Anthropology in Utah

Anthropology is a popular major and Utah is the 23rd most popular state for students studying this major. 135 of the 12,008 Anthropology diplomas awarded last year were given by schools in Utah. With so many choices it can be difficult finding the best choice. This year's Best Colleges for Anthropology in Utah ranking analyzed 4 colleges and universities that offer a bachelor's degree in anthropology. We look at over 20 factors to determine the top 0 colleges for Anthropology students in Utah.

Choosing a Great Anthropology School

Best Colleges for Anthropology in Utah Your choice of anthropology school matters. This section explores some of the factors we include in our ranking and how much they vary depending on the school you select. To make it into this list a school must excel in the following areas.

Overall Quality is a Must

A school that excels in educating for a particular major must be a great school overall as well. To make it into this list a school must rank well in our overall Best Colleges ranking. This ranking considered factors such as graduation rates, overall graduate earnings and other educational resources to identify great colleges and universities.

Better Early and Mid Career Salaries

Anthropology graduates from colleges on this list tend to earn more after college than those from other schools. Recent anthropology graduates from Utah schools with a bachelors degree earned an average of $27,400 in 2017-2018.

Other Factors We Consider

In addition to the above, you should consider some of the following factors:

  • Major Focus - How much a school focuses on Anthropology students vs. other majors.
  • Major Popularity - How many other anthropology students choose this school.
  • Accreditation - Whether a school is regionally accredited and/or a recognized anthropology related accrediting body.

Our full ranking methodology documents in more detail how we consider these factors to identify the best colleges for Anthropology students in Utah.

Best Schools to Study Anthropology in Utah

The following list ranks the best colleges and universities in the U.S. for a Anthropology degree.

Best Anthropology Colleges in Utah

#1

University of Utah

Salt Lake City, UT
Doctorate Highest Degree Type

Any student pursuing a degree in anthropology needs to take a look at University of Utah. Located in the medium-sized city Salt Lake City, U of U is a public school with a very large student population.

For those interested in something more advanced, U of U also offers 2 different higher degree levels in anthropology, the most popular of which is a Master's Degree.

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Master Highest Degree Type
44.4% Growth in Graduates

Brigham Young University - Provo is among your top options if you want to study anthropology. Located in the medium-sized city Provo, BYU is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly large student population.

In addition to its bachelor's programs, BYU offers a Master's Degree in anthropology.

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Master Highest Degree Type
14.3% Growth in Graduates
$27,400 Median Starting Salary

It's hard to beat Utah State University if you want to study anthropology. Located in the small city Logan, USU is a public college with a very large student population.

For those interested in pursuing a higher degree, USU also offers a Master's Degree in anthropology. Students who graduate from the anthropology program earn about $27,400 in the first couple years of their career.

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Every student who is interested in anthropology has to check out Weber State University. WSU is a very large public school located in the small city of Ogden.More…

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Best Anthropology Colleges in the Rocky Mountains Region

Explore all the Best Anthropology Colleges in the Rocky Mountains Area or other specific states within that region.

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Colorado 280 299
Idaho 222 88
Montana 193 86
Wyoming 170 38

Anthropology is one of 13 different types of Social Sciences programs to choose from.

Related Major Annual Graduates
Economics 47,528
Political Science & Government 44,651
Sociology 37,615
General Social Sciences 19,123
International Relations & National Security 14,908

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Notes and References

  • The bars on the spread charts above show the distribution of the schools on this list +/- one standard deviation from the mean.
  • 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).
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