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2021 Best Colleges for the Money in Utah

8 Colleges
$20,031 Avg Cost*
4.7 Years Avg Time to Graduate*

Choosing which college to attend may be one of the most important decisions in your life. Our mission at College Factual is to arm you with as much information as we can to help you make that decision. Our Best Value Utah Schools ranking is one tool we have developed to help in this regard.

Our analysis looked at 8 schools to determine which ones were the best for overall value in Utah. It's important to note that this isn't just a listing of colleges and universities with the lowest sticker price. Instead, this ranking identifies schools that offer a high quality educational experience at a lower-than-expected price. Thus, one college may rank better than another, but the second school could have a lower average cost.

Get more details on our ranking methodology.

To calculate the average cost amount, we sum up the total expenses to attend a school - such as tuition, fees, room and board, books and supplies, and other living expenses - and then subtract the average financial aid award a student receives. So it is an approximation of how much you will have to pay out-of-pocket each year on average.

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Since one ranking on its own is not enough to give you a complete understanding of your educational options, you can refine this list by location and field of study. We've also developed a number of other tools and rankings based on other factors. These other rankings highlight colleges that excel in other factors such as overall quality or diversity as well as schools that excel in serving different groups of students such as veterans or returnings adults.

You can create your own custom comparison that focuses on the factors most important to you using our tool, College Combat. We encourage you to try it out and pit your favorite colleges and universities head to head!

Top Colleges for the Money in Utah

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Brigham Young University - Provo tops this year’s ranking as the best school for overall value in Utah. Brigham Young University - Provo is a large private not-for-profit school located in Provo, Utah that handed out 7,007 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The average student at BYU graduates in less than 5.2 years, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $14,128. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from BYU is $74,031. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

With a freshman retention rate of 90%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students. BYU did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #1 on our Best Colleges in Utah list.

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#2

University of Utah

Salt Lake City, Utah

The excellent bachelor’s degree programs at University of Utah helped the school earn the #2 place on this year’s ranking of the best schools for the money in Utah. U of U is a large public school situated in Salt Lake City, Utah. It awarded 5,236 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The average student at U of U graduates in less than 4.7 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $19,516. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from U of U is $91,920. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

The school has an impressive student loan default rate. It’s only 2.7%, which is much lower than the national rate of 10.1%. U of U did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #2 on our Best Colleges in Utah list.

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Utah State University

Logan, Utah

Out of the 8 schools in Utah that were part of this year’s ranking, Utah State University landed the #3 spot on the list. Located in Logan, Utah, the large public school awarded 4,531 diplomas to qualifed bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

It takes the average student at USU about 4.8 years to graduate, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $16,075. This means that the average student pays around $77,803 to get a bachelor’s degree from USU. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

USU also took the #4 spot in our Best Colleges in Utah rankings.

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#4

Southern Utah University

Cedar City, Utah

Out of the 8 schools in Utah that were part of this year’s ranking, Southern Utah University landed the #4 spot on the list. Located in Cedar City, Utah, the fairly large public school awarded 1,203 diplomas to qualifed bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

At Southern Utah University, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.6 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $14,718. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from Southern Utah University be around $68,144. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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#5

Neumont College of Computer Science

Salt Lake City, Utah

A rank of #5 on our Best Colleges for the Money in Utah list means Neumont College of Computer Science is a great place for students working on their bachelor’s degree. Neumont is a small private for-profit school situated in Salt Lake City, Utah. It awarded 83 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

At Neumont, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.1 years, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $27,737. Putting this cost and the average time to graduate together, we find that the average amount you’ll pay to get a bachelor’s degree from Neumont is $114,831. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

Neumont not only placed well in our value rankings, but it is also #5 on our Best Colleges in Utah list.

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#6

Westminster College Utah

Salt Lake City, Utah

Westminster College Utah came in at #6 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for the Money in Utah ranking. Located in Salt Lake City, Utah, the small private not-for-profit school handed out 540 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The average student at Westminster College Salt Lake graduates in less than 4.3 years, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $32,586. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from Westminster College Salt Lake is about $140,120. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

The impressive student-to-faculty rate of 9 to 1 means that students may have more opportunities to work more closely with their professors than they would at other schools. Westminster College Salt Lake also took the #3 spot in our Best Colleges in Utah rankings.

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Dixie State University

Saint George, Utah

Dixie State University landed the #7 spot on the 2021 Best Value Colleges in Utah ranking. Saint George, Utah is the setting for this fairly large institution of higher learning. The public school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 814 students in 2018-2019.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at Dixie State College is 4.8 years, and it costs about $16,168 per year to attend the school. This means that the average student pays around $76,960 to get a bachelor’s degree from Dixie State College. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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Weber State University

Ogden, Utah

Weber State University ranked #8 on this year’s Best Colleges for the Money in Utah list. Weber State University is a large public school located in Ogden, Utah that handed out 2,451 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

At WSU, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.9 years, and it costs about $19,319 per year to attend the school. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from WSU is $94,856. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*These averages are for the top 8 schools only.

  • For our state-specific rankings, we use in-state tuition to calculate average cost. For our national and regional rankings, we use a weighted average of in-state and non-resident tuition.

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 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).
  • Information about the national average student loan default rate is from the U.S. Department of Education and refers to data about the 2016 borrower cohort tracking period for which the cohort default rate (CDR) was 10.1%.

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