Top 6 facts from the 2020 USHE Data Book

  1. Enrollment at Utah public colleges and universities is up, totaling nearly 194,000 for fall 2019. Since fall 2018, enrollment at Utah’s public colleges and universities increased by 2.5%.

    TOTAL HEADCOUNT FALL 2018FALL 2019CHANGE% CHANGE
    University of Utah33,36933,152-217-0.65%
    Utah State University29,36729,093-274-0.93%
    Weber State University28,700 29,9691,2694.42%
    Southern Utah University10,77212,2101,43813.35%
    Snow College5,5745,450-124-2.22%
    Dixie State University9,98611,1771,19111.93%
    Utah Valley University40,47142,0301,5593.85%
    Salt Lake Community College30,94030,782-158-0.51%

  2. Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) numbers are up 2.07% from fall 2018.

    TOTAL FULL-TIME EQUIVALENT (FTE)*FALL 2018FALL 2019CHANGE% CHANGE
    University of Utah 30,69331,1874941.61%
    Utah State University 23,513 23,7672541.10%
    Weber State University18,06918,4323632.00%
    Southern Utah University 8,240 8,8426027.3%
    Snow College3,915 3,905-10-0.26%
    Dixie State University 7,298 7,4341361.86%
    Utah Valley University26,46428,0301,5665.92%
    Salt Lake Community College17,65917,062-597-3.40%
    USHE135,851 138,6602,8092.07%

    *Total FTE approximates the number of students enrolled full-time each semester (15 semester hours for undergraduate students; 10 semester hours for graduate students).

  3. The average annual resident tuition and fees across USHE for undergraduates in 2019-20 was $6,124.50, ranging from a low of $3,836 per year to a high of $9,500 per year.

  4. The total degrees and awards in 2018-19 for USHE institutions totaled 38,651, up 2.14% from 2017-18.

  5. The top bachelor’s degrees awarded by USHE include:
    1. Business & Marketing
    2. Social Sciences & Public Administration
    3. Education
    4. Health Professions
    5. Engineering & Related Technologies


  6. The total Federal Pell Grants awarded to USHE students in 2018-19 was $212,860,905, assisting 54,021 students.


See the full 2020 Data Book

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