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Top Colleges in Utah for 2017

Welcome to OnlineColleges.com’s newly redesigned Top Colleges 2017 tool. We ranked more than 2,500 accredited colleges and universities on a variety of factors, including affordability, student services and the availability of online programs. The result is a list of the best online colleges in the U.S. that is built into this interactive tool.

The filters on the left let you create customized lists of schools based on the factors that are most important to you, including location, price and religious affiliation, among others. Choosing the right school is the first step toward success in higher education, and we’re excited to help you get started.

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STATE
TUITION
INSTITUTION TYPE
DEGREE LEVEL
MILITARY BENEFITS
RELIGIOUS AFFILATION
1 University of Utah Type: Public
TUITION
$$$$
STUDENTS ENROLLED IN DISTANCE EDUCATION
27%
ONLINE PROGRAMS OFFERED
3
OVERALL SCORE
95.68
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SCHOOL FEATURES
    Career Counseling Services
    Placement Services
    Life Experience Credit
2 Utah State University Type: Public
TUITION
$$$$
STUDENTS ENROLLED IN DISTANCE EDUCATION
47%
ONLINE PROGRAMS OFFERED
15
OVERALL SCORE
93.76
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SCHOOL FEATURES
    Career Counseling Services
    Placement Services
3 Weber State University Type: Public
TUITION
$$$$
STUDENTS ENROLLED IN DISTANCE EDUCATION
32%
ONLINE PROGRAMS OFFERED
12
OVERALL SCORE
84.89
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SCHOOL FEATURES
    Career Counseling Services
    Placement Services
    Life Experience Credit
4 Brigham Young University-Provo Type: Private
TUITION
$$$$
STUDENTS ENROLLED IN DISTANCE EDUCATION
1%
ONLINE PROGRAMS OFFERED
0
OVERALL SCORE
82.41
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SCHOOL FEATURES
    Career Counseling Services
    Placement Services
5 Independence University Type: Private
TUITION
$$$$
STUDENTS ENROLLED IN DISTANCE EDUCATION
100%
ONLINE PROGRAMS OFFERED
16
OVERALL SCORE
78.33
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SCHOOL FEATURES
    Career Counseling Services
    Placement Services
    Life Experience Credit
6 Western Governors University Type: Private
TUITION
$$$$
STUDENTS ENROLLED IN DISTANCE EDUCATION
100%
ONLINE PROGRAMS OFFERED
56
OVERALL SCORE
77.65
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SCHOOL FEATURES
    Career Counseling Services
7 Utah Valley University Type: Public
TUITION
$$$$
STUDENTS ENROLLED IN DISTANCE EDUCATION
29%
ONLINE PROGRAMS OFFERED
7
OVERALL SCORE
75.77
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SCHOOL FEATURES
    Career Counseling Services
    Placement Services
    Life Experience Credit
8 Dixie State University Type: Public
TUITION
$$$$
STUDENTS ENROLLED IN DISTANCE EDUCATION
37%
ONLINE PROGRAMS OFFERED
1
OVERALL SCORE
65.3
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SCHOOL FEATURES
    Career Counseling Services
    Placement Services
    Life Experience Credit
9 Latter-day Saints Business College Type: Private
TUITION
$$$$
STUDENTS ENROLLED IN DISTANCE EDUCATION
8%
ONLINE PROGRAMS OFFERED
0
OVERALL SCORE
54.99
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SCHOOL FEATURES
    Career Counseling Services
    Placement Services
10 Westminster College Type: Private
TUITION
$$$$
STUDENTS ENROLLED IN DISTANCE EDUCATION
10%
ONLINE PROGRAMS OFFERED
2
OVERALL SCORE
54.59
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SCHOOL FEATURES
    Career Counseling Services
    Placement Services
    Life Experience Credit
11 Snow College Type: Public
TUITION
$$$$
STUDENTS ENROLLED IN DISTANCE EDUCATION
44%
ONLINE PROGRAMS OFFERED
1
OVERALL SCORE
50.19
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SCHOOL FEATURES
    Career Counseling Services
    Placement Services
12 Broadview University-West Jordan Type: Private
TUITION
$$$$
STUDENTS ENROLLED IN DISTANCE EDUCATION
67%
ONLINE PROGRAMS OFFERED
17
OVERALL SCORE
34.65
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SCHOOL FEATURES
    Career Counseling Services
    Placement Services
    Life Experience Credit
13 Stevens-Henager College Type: Private
TUITION
$$$$
STUDENTS ENROLLED IN DISTANCE EDUCATION
63%
ONLINE PROGRAMS OFFERED
13
OVERALL SCORE
31.05
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SCHOOL FEATURES
    Career Counseling Services
    Placement Services
    Life Experience Credit
14 Southern Utah University Type: Public
TUITION
$$$$
STUDENTS ENROLLED IN DISTANCE EDUCATION
36%
ONLINE PROGRAMS OFFERED
10
OVERALL SCORE
28.29
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SCHOOL FEATURES
    Career Counseling Services
    Life Experience Credit
15 Salt Lake Community College Type: Public
TUITION
$$$$
STUDENTS ENROLLED IN DISTANCE EDUCATION
26%
ONLINE PROGRAMS OFFERED
0
OVERALL SCORE
25.17
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SCHOOL FEATURES
    Career Counseling Services
    Placement Services
16 Provo College Type: Private
TUITION
$$$$
STUDENTS ENROLLED IN DISTANCE EDUCATION
38%
ONLINE PROGRAMS OFFERED
10
OVERALL SCORE
21.14
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SCHOOL FEATURES
    Career Counseling Services
    Placement Services
17 Eagle Gate College-Layton Type: Private
TUITION
$$$$
STUDENTS ENROLLED IN DISTANCE EDUCATION
60%
ONLINE PROGRAMS OFFERED
11
OVERALL SCORE
19.78
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SCHOOL FEATURES
    Career Counseling Services
    Placement Services
18 The Art Institute of Salt Lake City Type: Private
TUITION
$$$$
STUDENTS ENROLLED IN DISTANCE EDUCATION
86%
ONLINE PROGRAMS OFFERED
0
OVERALL SCORE
19.26
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SCHOOL FEATURES
    Career Counseling Services
    Placement Services
    Life Experience Credit
19 Eagle Gate College-Murray Type: Private
TUITION
$$$$
STUDENTS ENROLLED IN DISTANCE EDUCATION
45%
ONLINE PROGRAMS OFFERED
11
OVERALL SCORE
18.5
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SCHOOL FEATURES
    Career Counseling Services
    Placement Services

Methodology and Sources

Methodology

Using the National Center for Education Statistics’ Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System, we generated a list of colleges and universities that met the following criteria:

  • Level of institution is either “Four or more years” or “At least 2 but less than 4 years”
  • At least 1% of students are taking at least some of the classes via distance education
  • Data is reported for all 14 ranking variables listed in the Methodology section

We ranked 2,503 colleges on 14 criteria, using 2015 data from the National Center for Education Statistics and the weights specified:

  • Number of programs offered via distance education
  • Ratio of students participating fully or partially in distance education to total enrollment
  • Average in-state tuition for undergraduate and, if applicable, graduate students
  • Total electronic library collections, including digital books, databases and media
  • Graduation rate
  • Retention rate
  • The availability of the following tuition plans:
    • Payment plan
    • Guaranteed tuition plan
    • Other alternative tuition plan
  • The availability of academic/ career counseling services
  • The availability of job placement services for graduates
  • The availability of virtual reference services
  • Offers dual credit
  • Offers credit for life experience
  • Offers advanced placement (AP) credit
  • Offers credit for military training

All schools were scored on a 10-point scale for each of the points listed above. Individual data point scores were then multiplied by their respective weights, and the scores were added together, for a maximum possible score of 10 points.

NOTE: Schools’ tuition amounts are based on 2015-16 undergraduate and graduate data reported to the National Center for Education Statistics. The actual cost of tuition may vary.

Sources

  1. Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2015-16, National Center for Education Statistics, Accessed February 2017, http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/
, if applicable,