These Are The 10 Best Colleges For Jobs In Utah For 2019

Chris Kolmar
by Chris Kolmar
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One of the biggest things that incoming college freshmen consider when they’re thinking about what school to attend is the likelihood that a school will improve their job prospects.

Jobs are hard to come by nowadays, after all, and the everyday expenses of living in a country like America aren’t cheap.

Compared to a lot of other states, Utah has some unique advantages as far as attending college here goes. There are impressive research universities, quality state schools, and the ability to study majors that will prepare you well for the job market.

All that made us curious — with so many good colleges to attend in UT, which ones, in particular, were most likely to help their graduates land a job? Using data from IPEDS as well as College Scorecard as a baseline, we created this list of some of the best colleges for jobs in Utah.

The full list can be found further down, but first, here’s a look at the top ten best colleges for jobs in Utah:

  1. Westminster College
  2. Western Governors University
  3. University of Utah
  4. Weber State University
  5. Southern Utah University
  6. Utah Valley University
  7. Stevens-Henager College
  8. Stevens-Henager College
  9. Stevens-Henager College
  10. Stevens-Henager College

If you go to one of these schools, chances are, you’re not surprised. After all, you know how great you have it.

But for the rest of you — keep reading and we’ll get to just why these schools have some of the best programs the state of Utah has to offer.

How We Determined The Best Schools In Utah For Jobs

Using the College Scorecard Data, we searched for the college in each state with the highest listed job placement ratings, looking specifically at employment levels at year 10 after students have graduated.

We limited the analysis to the 16 public and non-profit, four year institutions colleges in Utah that offer at least a bachelors degree.

Then, we ranked each college from best to worst on the percentage of graduates with jobs. For the purposes of readability, each school’s rating was then rounded down to the last two decimal places.

The school with the highest percentage of grads with jobs, Westminster College, earned the distinction of being the ‘Best College For Jobs in Utah.’

1. Westminster College

Westminster College

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Salt Lake City
Employed: 87.76%

2. Western Governors University

Western Governors University

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Salt Lake City
Employed: 84.46%

3. University of Utah

University of Utah

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Salt Lake City
Employed: 84.34%

4. Weber State University

Weber State University

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Ogden
Employed: 82.07%

5. Southern Utah University

Southern Utah University

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Cedar City
Employed: 79.46%

6. Utah Valley University

Utah Valley University

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Orem
Employed: 78.94%

7. Stevens-Henager College

Stevens-Henager College

Source: Wikipedia

Location: West Haven
Employed: 78.62%

8. Stevens-Henager College

Stevens-Henager College

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Orem
Employed: 78.62%

9. Stevens-Henager College

Stevens-Henager College

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Murray
Employed: 78.62%

10. Stevens-Henager College

Stevens-Henager College

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Logan
Employed: 78.62%

There You Have It — The Best Colleges For Jobs In Utah

If you’re looking to have a career after college, you should consider applying to any one of the universities and colleges on this list. They have some of the highest rates of employment for not only Utah, but the entire country.

Here’s a look at the full list of colleges in Utah by their employment rates 10 years after college.

Best Colleges For Getting A Job In Utah

Rank College Employed
1 Westminster College 87.76%
2 Western Governors University 84.46%
3 University of Utah 84.34%
4 Weber State University 82.07%
5 Southern Utah University 79.46%
6 Utah Valley University 78.94%
7 Stevens-Henager College 78.62%
8 Stevens-Henager College 78.62%
9 Stevens-Henager College 78.62%
10 Stevens-Henager College 78.62%
11 Independence University 78.62%
12 Stevens-Henager College 78.62%
13 Utah State University 78.53%
14 Dixie State University 78.43%
15 Snow College 76.1%
16 Brigham Young University-Provo 73.72%
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