Enrollment breaks records at 5 Utah universities

SALT LAKE CITY – Five of Utah’s universities have announced record enrollment numbers for the fall 2022 semester.

The University of Utah, Southern Utah University, Utah Tech University, Utah Valley University and Utah State University each saw an increase in enrollment from the previous year.

Utah Valley University

UVU saw a record enrollment of 43,099 students for the fall semester, according to data from the Utah Higher Education System, an increase of 4.45% over the year last.

“Utah Valley University provides accessible and equitable educational opportunities for all students who want to receive a rewarding postsecondary education,” said UVU President Astrid S. Tuminez. “UVU’s approach to education allows all students to come as they are. We are committed to providing small class sizes, low tuition, and learning experiences that prepare students to enter Utah’s robust job market.

According to the UVU statement, the majority of students this fall are from Utah County.

Here are the statistics:

  • 21.2% are 25 or older
  • 12% of students are Black and African American, Native American, and Hawaiian/Pacific Islander
  • 50.4% of students identify as female
  • 49.6% identify as male

Top majors for fall 2022 include business management, computer science, psychology, pre-professional education, biology, exercise science, outdoor recreation, elementary education, art and design and university studies.

University of Utah

Enrollment at the U has an incoming class of 5,520 students, breaking all-time enrollment records for the third consecutive year.

Overall enrollment increased by 0.8% to a total of 34,734 students.

READ. announced that they had the highest number of incoming freshmen of color at 1,655 students and the highest number of freshmen who identify as female at 2,779 students.

“Students in Utah and across the country see the University of Utah as a destination, and so it’s only natural that we see record enrollment year after year,” said Steve Robinson, senior associate vice president for registration management. “When students learn about the U, why would they want to go anywhere else?”

“The fall enrollment data is very encouraging,” said US President Taylor Randall. “Establishing a pattern of continued growth across all groups is the first step toward building a campus community that will transform lives. I want all of our students to know that we are glad they chose the ‘U and that we work daily to create an unparalleled educational experience where they will thrive and succeed.

Utah State University

USU saw record enrollment this fall with freshman enrollment up 13.3% at Logan and 14.1% across the university system nationwide. ‘State.

USU statistics included:

  • Concurrent enrollment, students taking USU classes while in high school, increased 17.4% across all USU campuses in fall 2021.
  • The number of new and transfer students who are the first members of their family to attend university has increased by 16.3% over the past year.
  • Graduate student enrollment declined slightly at the Logan campus, but increased at most USU campuses statewide.
  • Total enrolment, including undergraduate and graduate, as well as concurrent enrolments, increased by 1.9% from fall 2021.

“USU has always excelled in providing access to a world-class education with innovative opportunities for undergraduate research, community learning, and real-world experience,” said the executive vice president of the USU, Robert Wagner. “In addition to all of this, USU has an extensive Aggies alumni network that enables our students to take advantage of prestigious internship opportunities, capitalize on advanced career placement, and connect with other Aggies around the world.”

Utah University of Technology

Enrollment at Utah Tech increased for the seventh straight year with a 2.36% increase from last year.

According to a school statement, the university’s total enrollment includes 3,035 new students, such as freshmen, transfer students and new graduate students. The percentage of the student body who are Utah residents increased by 2.5% to 10,231, and 21% of students represent diverse populations.

“As our institution continues to expand its academic offerings, we are proud that more students than ever have chosen to pursue their educational and career aspirations at Utah Tech University,” said Utah Tech President Richard “Biff” Williams. “Utah Tech remains committed to providing a comprehensive polytechnic education that prepares our students for a successful transition into the workforce upon graduation.”

Women make up 57% of Utah Tech’s population.

University of Southern Utah

SUU recorded a 5.28% increase in enrollment, totaling 14,330 students in on-campus and online programs.

“We are thrilled that so many students are choosing SUU to further their education,” said SUU President Mindy Benson. “Given the impact of on-campus growth on the Cedar City community, we have made a concerted effort to increase our online degree enrollment and it has paid off. Our robust online programs provide greater access to students, especially non-traditional students seeking a college degree.”

SUU has 2,437 online students, or 17% of total university enrollment. Online registrations grew 5.5% year over year.

Statistics include:

  • 19.7% international students
  • 9.8% graduate students
  • 4.7% undergraduates

“We are fully committed to providing increased access and affordable degree options for students who wish to further their education,” said Stuart Jones, SUU Vice President for Advancement and Enrollment Management. “We’ve frozen tuition for four consecutive years and created innovative programs like the $9,000 online Bachelor of General Studies degree to give people better access to earning a college degree.”