Types of Colleges
Utah's sixteen public colleges and universities offer programs and degrees to meet any student's needs and interests.
The University of Utah (U of U) is Utah’s flagship research university. Utah State University (USU) also performs extensive research as the state’s land-grant university.
Institutions such as Weber State University (WSU), Utah Tech University (UTU), and Utah Valley University (UVU) perform the functions of a community college and a four-year college, and sometimes even as a technical college, primarily in the region in which they are located. Some schools even offer master's degrees. Southern Utah University (SUU) is Utah’s designated liberal arts and sciences university and offers certificates, associate, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees.
Community Colleges are primarily two-year public institutions that grant certificates, diplomas, and associate degrees. They also can offer technical education. Certain four-year institutions provide community college services across the state.
Technical colleges offer certificate programs to meet business and industry needs for technically-skilled workers.