10 Best Colleges For Jobs In Utah For 2019

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. University of Utah
  3. Western Governors University
  4. Weber State University
  5. Utah State University
  6. Southern Utah University
  7. Utah Valley University
  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.’

Best Colleges For Getting A Job In Utah

Rank College Employed
1 Westminster College 88.38%
2 University of Utah 85.37%
3 Western Governors University 84.54%
4 Weber State University 84.42%
5 Utah State University 80.05%
6 Southern Utah University 79.66%
7 Utah Valley University 79.5%
8 Stevens-Henager College 78.57%
9 Stevens-Henager College 78.57%
10 Stevens-Henager College 78.57%
11 Stevens-Henager College 78.57%
12 Independence University 78.57%
13 Stevens-Henager College 78.57%
14 Dixie State University 78.01%
15 Snow College 77.91%
16 Brigham Young University-Provo 74.69%
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