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Utah Schools

In the state of Utah, academia is a declining field. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the academic community in Utah, and the future trends.


Professional Trends

Faculty Employment Growth in Utah By Profession

567 700 743 523
429 466 496 458
1,350 1,345 1,405 1,290
1,421 1,452 1,481 1,533
1,486 1,507 1,515 1,541
2006 2007 2008 2009
  • Yellow: Instructors
  • Blue: Lectures
  • Light blue: Assistant Professors
  • Red: Associate Professors
  • Grey: Professors

In 2009 there were 5,345 higher education faculty at the 75 colleges and universities in Utah, where in 2006 there were 5,253.

Thus, there has been a 2% increase in the number of collegiate level faculty in the state.

Average faculty salaries in Utah

Assistant Professors
Associate Professors

Higher education faculty in Utah earn $56,202 per year on average. This is less than salaries made by faculty in other parts of the US, which average $57,293 per year. In Utah, there is a 7% difference in salaries for male and female faculty. Male faculty earn more than their female counterparts.

Tenure status for instructors & Researchers in Utah

No data at this time.

Of the 5,207 college faculty in Utah, 50% are tenured. Another 23% are on track to be tenured.

Tenure Status for Instructors & Researchers in Utah by gender

Tenured On Tenure Track Not On Tenure Track
Men 0%
Women 0%
Men 0%
Women 0%
Men 0%
Women 0%
  • Blue Pattern Men
  • Pink Women

National Vs. Utah Full Time Faculty Employment Growth

0% 3.15% 7.1% 3.51%
0% 3.73% 3.6% 7.47%
2006 2007 2008 2009
  • Light Blue: Utah
  • Light Blue: National

Interestingly, in Utah the number of part-time faculty has shrunk from 2006 to 2009 by 15%. Conversely, the number of full-time faculty in the state has grown by 15%. This data shows that in Utah, working full-time in academia is becoming more common.

National Vs. Utah Part Time Faculty Employment Growth

0% 11.11% -20.16% -14.93%
0% 6.27% -0.1% 9.48%
2006 2007 2008 2009
  • Light Blue: Utah
  • Light Blue: National

Full time faculty minorities in Utah

No data at this time.

And of those who were working on a part-time basis in 2009, 4% identified themselves as belonging to an ethnic or racial minority. In the same year, 6% of the state's full-time faculty were from an ethnic or racial minority background.

Part time faculty minorities in Utah

No data at this time.

National Vs. Utah Faculty employment Growth of Minorities

0% 19.33% 19.33% 19.75%
0% 4.82% 5.85% 12.52%
2006 2007 2008 2009
  • Grey: Utah
  • Yellow: National

From 2006 to 2009, the total number of minority faculty in Utah has increased by 30%. This is consistent with national statistics, which show that of the 788,996 higher education faculty working nationally in 2006, 134,815 were from an ethnic or racial minority background, while of the 855,625 faculty working in 2009, 151,691 were from a minority background.

Full Time Faculty Minorities at Utah by Gender

Native American Asian African American Hispanic
M 0%
W 0%
M 0%
W 0%
M 0%
W 0%
M 0%
W 0%
  • Blue: Men
  • Pink: Women

Part Time Faculty Minorities at Utah by Gender

Native American Asian African American Hispanic
M 0%
W 0%
M 0%
W 0%
M 0%
W 0%
M 0%
W 0%
  • Blue: Men
  • Pink: Women

National Vs. Utah Faculty Employment growth of men

0% 7.12% -8.33% -8.06%
0% 4.12% -0.48% 4.71%
2006 2007 2008 2009
  • Light Blue: Utah
  • Light Blue: National

While the percentage of ethnic or racial minorities has decreased in academia in Utah, the percentage of women has decreased. National trends are inconsistent with this. On a national level, the number of women faculty at institutions of higher learning has increased by 9% between the years 2006 and 2009.

National Vs. Utah Faculty Employment growth of women

0% 7.29% -3.39% -1.3%
0% 6% 4.61% 13.02%
2006 2007 2008 2009
  • Light Blue: Utah
  • Light Blue: National

National Vs. Utah Faculty employment by Gender

National Utah
Men 46%
Women 54%
Men 53%
Women 47%
  • Blue Pattern Men
  • Pink Women

Educational Trends

Student enrollment in Utah


Consistent with the growth in the number of higher education faculty in Utah, the number of students studying in colleges or universities has also increased in Utah.

Currently Utah has 21,589 graduate students and 217,612 undergraduate students.

Student Enrollment Growth by degree in Utah

9942 10339 10338 11017 8065
17546 17911 18512 18182 18560
410 477 691 965 886
4439 4133 4742 4689 5540
6062 6150 6253 6411 7325
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Associate
  • Blue: Bachelor
  • Light blue: Master
  • Red: Doctorate
  • Grey: Certificate

Student Completed Degrees in Utah


In 2009, 16,292 students graduated from colleges and universities in Utah. Approximately 46% of these students graduated from bachelor's degree programs. Another 16% graduated from graduate-level programs.

Programs available for each degree type for all schools in Utah


These numbers are fairly consistent with the number and level of degree programs offered at the institutions of higher learning in Utah.

Retention rates in Utah

Returning Students 62%
  • Yellow Returning Students
  • Yellow Pattern Non Returning Students

It is interesting to note that for every 100 first time students that enroll in undergraduate programs in Utah, only 62 students return to school the following year and 50 eventually graduate. And nationally, schools have an average retention rate of 59% and graduation rate of 45%.

Graduation rates in Utah

Graduation Students 50%
  • Blue Pattern Non Graduated Students
  • Pink Graduated Students

National Vs. Utah Students By Gender

National Utah
Men 43%
Women 57%
Men 49%
Women 51%
  • Blue Pattern Men
  • Pink Women

The student population in Utah is not very diverse. Of the 239,201 students studying in Utah's institutions of higher learning, 51% are female, and 11% are from an ethnic or racial minority. These numbers are inconsistent with national statistics. Approximately 58% of the national student population is female and 28% are from racial or ethnic minority backgrounds.

National Vs. Utah Students Minorities

National Utah
Minorities 29%
Minorities 11%
  • Yellow Pattern Minorities
  • YellowNon Minorities

Faculty Salaries in Utah

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  1. Utah Teaching Schools120,464 Employed
  2. Utah Business Schools83,592 Employed
  3. Utah Engineering Schools46,829 Employed
  4. Utah Biology Schools39,863 Employed
  5. Utah Art Schools29,196 Employed
  6. Utah Music Schools28,526 Employed
  7. Utah Liberal Arts Schools25,672 Employed
  8. Utah Design Schools25,166 Employed
  9. Utah Business Administration Schools21,009 Employed
  10. Utah Law Schools20,806 Employed
  11. Utah Management Schools18,873 Employed
  12. Utah Psychology Schools17,959 Employed
  13. Utah Information Technology Schools17,226 Employed
  14. Utah Information Systems Schools17,089 Employed
  15. Utah English Schools16,730 Employed
  16. Utah Math Schools16,601 Employed
  17. Utah Finance Schools15,377 Employed
  18. Utah Visual Communications Schools14,815 Employed
  19. Utah Communications Schools14,080 Employed
  20. Utah Physics Schools13,436 Employed
  21. Utah Accounting Schools12,504 Employed
  22. Utah Chemistry Schools11,443 Employed
  23. Utah Public Health Schools11,356 Employed
  24. Utah Early Childhood Education Schools11,063 Employed
  25. Utah Construction Management Schools10,977 Employed
  26. Utah Speech Therapy Schools10,709 Employed
  27. Utah History Schools10,487 Employed
  28. Utah MBA Schools10,456 Employed
  29. Utah Drafting Schools10,348 Employed
  30. Utah Computer Science Schools10,050 Employed
  31. Utah Special Education Schools9,932 Employed
  32. Utah Health Science Schools9,910 Employed
  33. Utah Nursing Schools9,637 Employed
  34. Utah Educational Leadership Schools9,355 Employed
  35. Utah Political Science Schools9,003 Employed
  36. Utah Criminal Justice Schools8,971 Employed
  37. Utah BSN Schools8,964 Employed
  38. Utah Forensic Nursing Schools8,964 Employed
  39. Utah RN to BSN Schools8,964 Employed
  40. Utah Marketing Schools8,767 Employed
  41. Utah Elementary Education Schools8,542 Employed
  42. Utah Social Work Schools8,457 Employed
  43. Utah Mechanical Engineering Schools8,306 Employed
  44. Utah Computer Engineering Schools7,994 Employed
  45. Utah Counseling Schools7,771 Employed
  46. Utah Sociology Schools7,601 Employed
  47. Utah Human Services Schools7,291 Employed
  48. Utah Nutrition Schools7,208 Employed
  49. Utah Public Administration Schools7,208 Employed
  50. Utah Veterinary Schools6,675 Employed
  51. Utah Film Schools6,294 Employed
  52. Utah Civil Engineering Schools6,135 Employed
  53. Utah Graphic Design Schools6,082 Employed
  54. Utah Journalism Schools6,015 Employed
  55. Utah Human Resources Schools5,902 Employed
  56. Utah Architecture Schools5,856 Employed
  57. Utah International Business Schools5,563 Employed
  58. Utah Healthcare Administration Schools5,509 Employed
  59. Utah Computer Networking Schools5,040 Employed
  60. Utah Video Production Schools4,949 Employed
  61. Utah Web Design Schools4,941 Employed
  62. Utah Sports Medicine Schools4,875 Employed
  63. Utah Small Business Schools4,701 Employed
  64. Utah Creative Writing Schools4,531 Employed
  65. Utah Radiology Technology Schools4,303 Employed
  66. Utah Biochemistry Schools4,303 Employed
  67. Utah Dental Hygienist Schools4,284 Employed
  68. Utah Electrical Engineering Schools3,879 Employed
  69. Utah Theology Schools3,835 Employed
  70. Utah Interior Design Schools3,806 Employed
  71. Utah Carpentry Schools3,772 Employed
  72. Utah Culinary Schools3,522 Employed
  73. Utah Healthcare Management Schools3,513 Employed
  74. Utah Paralegal Schools3,476 Employed
  75. Utah School Psychology Schools3,436 Employed
  76. Utah Occupational Therapy Schools3,297 Employed
  77. Utah Physical Therapy Schools3,265 Employed
  78. Utah Gerontology Schools3,047 Employed
  79. Utah Property Management Schools3,033 Employed
  80. Utah Animation Schools2,895 Employed
  81. Utah Computer Animation Schools2,895 Employed
  82. Utah Video Game Design Schools2,895 Employed
  83. Utah Fire Science Schools2,880 Employed
  84. Utah Health Information Schools2,722 Employed
  85. Utah Forensic Science Schools2,682 Employed
  86. Utah Business Management Schools2,635 Employed
  87. Utah Advertising Schools2,579 Employed
  88. Utah Public Relations Schools2,579 Employed
  89. Utah Supply Chain Management Schools2,579 Employed
  90. Utah Fashion Design Schools2,212 Employed
  91. Utah Biomedical Engineering Schools2,099 Employed
  92. Utah Physician Assistant Schools1,952 Employed
  93. Utah Criminology Schools1,952 Employed
  94. Utah Surgical Technology Schools1,711 Employed
  95. Utah Physical Therapy Assistant Schools1,598 Employed
  96. Utah Hospitality Schools1,587 Employed
  97. Utah Risk Management Schools1,484 Employed
  98. Utah Clinical Psychology Schools1,484 Employed
  99. Utah Organizational Psychology Schools1,484 Employed
  100. Utah Industrial Design Schools1,484 Employed
  101. Utah Music Production Schools1,484 Employed
  102. Utah Christian Counseling Schools1,484 Employed
  103. Utah Fashion Schools1,400 Employed
  104. Utah Medical Billing Schools1,345 Employed
  105. Utah Sports Management Schools1,345 Employed
  106. Utah Software Engineering Schools1,251 Employed
  107. Utah Health Information Management Schools1,178 Employed
  108. Utah Computer Programming Schools1,151 Employed
  109. Utah Respiratory Therapy Schools1,138 Employed
  110. Utah Sonography Schools1,095 Employed
  111. Utah Ultrasound Technology Schools1,095 Employed
  112. Utah Forestry Schools867 Employed
  113. Utah Music Therapy Schools867 Employed
  114. Utah Medical Coding Schools399 Employed
  115. Utah X Ray Technician Schools367 Employed
  116. Utah Mental Health Schools218 Employed
  117. Utah Emergency Management Schools179 Employed
  118. Utah Homeland Security Schools179 Employed
  119. Utah Web Development Schools55 Employed
  120. Utah Fashion Marketing Schools55 Employed
  121. Utah Fashion Merchandising Schools55 Employed
  122. Utah Game Design Schools0 Employed
  123. Utah Game Development Schools0 Employed

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