4-Year Institutions

Research Universities

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.

Regional Universities

Institutions such as Weber State University (WSU), Dixie State University (DSU), 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.

2-Year Institutions

Community Colleges

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

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