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2021 Most Diverse Colleges in Utah

26 Colleges
$37,167 Avg Salary*
29% Avg 4-Year Grad Rate*

Which colleges in Utah are succeeding at true diversity? Check out this ranking to find out.

We analyzed 26 colleges and universities across Utah to determine which were the most diverse. To come up with this ranking, we looked at overall diversity in four factors: racial/ethnic background, age, male to female ratio, and geographic location.

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Most Diverse Colleges in Utah

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Brigham Young University - Provo tops this year’s ranking as the most diverse school in Utah. BYU is a large private not-for-profit school situated in Provo, Utah. It awarded 7,007 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The average salary of a graduate with a bachelor’s degree from BYU is $59,700 during the early years of their career.

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#2

University of Utah

Salt Lake City, Utah

The excellent diversity at University of Utah helped the school earn the #2 place on this year’s ranking of the most diverse schools in Utah. Salt Lake City, Utah is the setting for this large institution of higher learning. The public school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 5,236 students in 2018-2019.

This school has a higher percentage than average of non-traditional aged students. Only 48% of the students fall into a traditional age range, adding to the overall diversity score. Graduates with a bachelor’s degree from U of U make an average of $53,000 per year during the early years of their career.

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#3

Western Governors University

Salt Lake City, Utah

You’ll enjoy a diverse student body if you attend Western Governors University. The school came in at #3 in Utah on this year’s diversity ranking. Salt Lake City, Utah is the setting for this large institution of higher learning. The private not-for-profit school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 20,211 students in 2018-2019.

Those who receive a bachelor’s degree from WGU go into careers with an average salary of $41,900.

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Independence University

Salt Lake City, Utah

The excellent diversity at Independence University helped the school earn the #4 place on this year’s ranking of the most diverse schools in Utah. Located in Salt Lake City, Utah, the fairly large , private not-for-profit school handed out 432 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

This school has a higher percentage than average of non-traditional aged students. Only 17% of the students fall into a traditional age range, adding to the overall diversity score. Upon graduation, bachelor’s degree recipients go on to jobs making an average salary of $28,800 during the early years of their career.

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LDS Business College

Salt Lake City, Utah

The excellent diversity at LDS Business College helped the school earn the #5 place on this year’s ranking of the most diverse schools in Utah. Located in Salt Lake City, Utah, LDS Business College is a small private not-for-profit school.

The average salary of a graduate with a bachelor’s degree from LDS Business College is $36,000 during the early years of their career.

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Utah Valley University landed the #6 spot on the 2021 Most Diverse Colleges in Utah ranking. UVU is located in Orem, Utah and has a large student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 3,471 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergradutates.

This school has a higher percentage than average of non-traditional aged students. Only 40% of the students fall into a traditional age range, adding to the overall diversity score. Graduates with a bachelor’s degree from UVU make an average of $43,800 per year during the early years of their career.

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Utah State University

Logan, Utah

Utah State University landed the #7 spot on the 2021 Most Diverse Colleges in Utah ranking. This large , public school is located in Logan, Utah, and it awarded 4,531 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

This school has a higher percentage than average of non-traditional aged students. Only 51% of the students fall into a traditional age range, adding to the overall diversity score. The average salary of a graduate with a bachelor’s degree from USU is $43,200 during the early years of their career.

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Westminster College Utah

Salt Lake City, Utah

With a ranking of #8, Westminster College Utah did quite well on the 2021 Most Diverse Colleges in Utah list. Westminster College Utah is a small private not-for-profit school located in Salt Lake City, Utah that handed out 540 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Roughly 60% of the students fall into a traditional age range, meaning this school has higher than average age diversity. Those who receive a bachelor’s degree from Westminster College Salt Lake go into careers with an average salary of $49,800.

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#9

Dixie State University

Saint George, Utah

If you crave a diverse college experience, Dixie State College, coming in at #9 in our latest diversity ranking, could be the right place for you. 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.

This school has a higher percentage than average of non-traditional aged students. Only 54% of the students fall into a traditional age range, adding to the overall diversity score. Those who receive a bachelor’s degree from Dixie State College go into careers with an average salary of $35,400.

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Salt Lake Community College

Salt Lake City, Utah

Salt Lake Community College came in at #10 in this year’s edition of the Most Diverse Colleges in Utah ranking. Located in Salt Lake City, Utah, Salt Lake Community College is a large public school.

The average salary of a graduate with a bachelor’s degree from Salt Lake Community College is $37,600 during the early years of their career.

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Weber State University

Ogden, Utah

Weber State University did quite well in the 2021 Most Diverse Colleges in Utah ranking, coming in at #11. Located in Ogden, Utah, the large , public school handed out 2,451 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

This school has a higher percentage than average of non-traditional aged students. Only 31% of the students fall into a traditional age range, adding to the overall diversity score. Upon graduation, bachelor’s degree recipients go on to jobs making an average salary of $44,500 during the early years of their career.

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Southern Utah University

Cedar City, Utah

If you crave a diverse college experience, Southern Utah University, coming in at #12 in our latest diversity ranking, could be the right place for you. Southern Utah University is a fairly large public school located in Cedar City, Utah that handed out 1,203 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Roughly 53% of the students fall into a traditional age range, meaning this school has higher than average age diversity. Upon graduation, bachelor’s degree recipients go on to jobs making an average salary of $39,800 during the early years of their career.

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Stevens - Henager College

Murray, Utah

Stevens - Henager College did quite well in the 2021 Most Diverse Colleges in Utah ranking, coming in at #13. Stevens - Henager College is a small private not-for-profit school located in Murray, Utah that handed out 12 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

This school has a higher percentage than average of non-traditional aged students. Only 14% of the students fall into a traditional age range, adding to the overall diversity score. Those who receive a bachelor’s degree from Stevens - Henager go into careers with an average salary of $28,800.

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Neumont College of Computer Science

Salt Lake City, Utah

Coming in at #14 for 2021 overall diversity in Utah is Neumont. Neumont College of Computer Science is a small private for-profit school located in Salt Lake City, Utah that handed out 83 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Graduates with a bachelor’s degree from Neumont make an average of $69,400 per year during the early years of their career.

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Snow College

Ephraim, Utah

Snow College did quite well in the 2021 Most Diverse Colleges in Utah ranking, coming in at #15. Located in Ephraim, Utah, the medium-sized , public school handed out 37 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Graduates with a bachelor’s degree from Snow College make an average of $31,700 per year during the early years of their career.

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With a ranking of #16, Stevens - Henager College did quite well on the 2021 Most Diverse Colleges in Utah list. This small , private not-for-profit school is located in Orem, Utah, and it awarded 18 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Roughly 21% of the students fall into a traditional age range, meaning this school has higher than average age diversity. Graduates with a bachelor’s degree from Stevens - Henager make an average of $28,800 per year during the early years of their career.

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Fortis College-Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City, Utah

Coming in at #17 for 2021 overall diversity in Utah is Fortis College-Salt Lake City. A small institution, Fortis College-Salt Lake City is private for-profit.

During the early years of their career, graduates from Fortis College-Salt Lake City make an average of $24,100 a year.

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Stevens - Henager College

West Haven, Utah

Stevens - Henager College came in at #18 in this year’s edition of the Most Diverse Colleges in Utah ranking. Stevens - Henager is located in West Haven, Utah and has a small student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 12 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergradutates.

This school has a higher percentage than average of non-traditional aged students. Only 25% of the students fall into a traditional age range, adding to the overall diversity score. During the early years of their career, graduates from Stevens - Henager make an average of $28,800 a year.

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Nightingale College

Salt Lake City, Utah

Nightingale College came in at #19 in this year’s edition of the Most Diverse Colleges in Utah ranking. Nightingale College is a small private for-profit school located in Salt Lake City, Utah that handed out 8 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

There is high student age diversity at this school with about 13% falling into the traditional age range.

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If you crave a diverse college experience, Stevens - Henager, coming in at #20 in our latest diversity ranking, could be the right place for you. Located in Logan, Utah, the small , private not-for-profit school handed out 6 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

This school has a higher percentage than average of non-traditional aged students. Only 22% of the students fall into a traditional age range, adding to the overall diversity score. During the early years of their career, graduates from Stevens - Henager make an average of $28,800 a year.

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Eagle Gate College - Murray did quite well in the 2021 Most Diverse Colleges in Utah ranking, coming in at #21. Eagle Gate College - Murray is a small private for-profit school located in Murray, Utah that handed out 40 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

This school has a higher percentage than average of non-traditional aged students. Only 19% of the students fall into a traditional age range, adding to the overall diversity score. Those who receive a bachelor’s degree from Eagle Gate College - Murray go into careers with an average salary of $28,800.

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Stevens - Henager College

St. George, Utah

Stevens - Henager College did quite well in the 2021 Most Diverse Colleges in Utah ranking, coming in at #22. Stevens - Henager is a small private not-for-profit school located in St. George, Utah.

There is high student age diversity at this school with about 25% falling into the traditional age range. The average salary of a graduate with a bachelor’s degree from Stevens - Henager is $28,800 during the early years of their career.

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Broadview University - West Jordan ranked #23 on this year’s Most Diverse Colleges in Utah list. Located in West Jordan, Utah, Broadview University - West Jordan is a small private for-profit school.

Roughly 23% of the students fall into a traditional age range, meaning this school has higher than average age diversity. The average salary of a graduate with a bachelor’s degree from Broadview University - West Jordan is $28,100 during the early years of their career.

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Provo College

Provo, Utah

With a ranking of #24, Provo College did quite well on the 2021 Most Diverse Colleges in Utah list. Provo College is a small private for-profit school located in Provo, Utah that handed out 13 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Those who receive a bachelor’s degree from Provo College go into careers with an average salary of $23,600.

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With a ranking of #25, Eagle Gate College - Layton did quite well on the 2021 Most Diverse Colleges in Utah list. Located in Layton, Utah, the small , private for-profit school handed out 17 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

There is high student age diversity at this school with about 19% falling into the traditional age range. Upon graduation, bachelor’s degree recipients go on to jobs making an average salary of $28,800 during the early years of their career.

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*These averages are for the top 25 schools only.

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

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).

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