Stevens-Henager College

1350 W. 1890 S., West Haven, UT 84401

School Details

Rooted in preparing students for the business world, Professor J. A. Smith opened Stevens-Henager College in Ogden-West Haven, Utah, in 1891. Initially known as the Intermountain Business College, the college progressed through a series of name changes until it officially changed to Stevens-Henager College in 1959. Today, the private, for-profit coeducational Stevens-Henager College has ten campus/satellite locations throughout Utah and Idaho, as well as an online campus. Students can enroll in online, on-campus, or hybrid classes to complete their degree. Stevens-Henager College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges.

Stevens-Henager College offers online Associate’s, Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programs, along with certificates, in the fields of healthcare, business, information technology and graphic arts. Students pursuing a degree in healthcare have eight different Bachelor of Science degree choices and three Master of Science possibilities. Choosing the Bachelor of Science Nursing degree enables current RNs to further their education completing 22 courses in 20 months. The Nursing Administration Master of Science degree prepares current nurses for careers in management in as little as 15 months. Stevens-Henager also provides more than ten business degree options ranging from Associate’s to Master’s degree levels. Degrees like the Bachelor of Science in Accounting or the Business Administration with a New Media Marketing emphasis can be completed in 30-36 months. Likewise, students can pursue Bachelor’s degrees in Computer Science or a Health Information Management degree in the field of Information Technology in about three years. Graphic Arts majors can complete an Associate’s degree in 15-20 months or seek a Bachelor’s degree in 30-36 months.

All online degrees are equal in quality to that of on-campus degrees, but offer added 24/7 access and flexibility. Unlike traditional semester colleges with classes beginning each quarter, Stevens-Henager College offers monthly starts for courses. Students can download the course syllabus, assignments and exams from Stevens-Henager’s web platform, and contact faculty and staff via email and chat five days per week. Each student at Stevens-Henager will be assigned an academic advisor to help guide degree progress. Students will also have free access to tutoring and career services. Additionally, the Stevens-Henager Advanced Resource Center contains library databases, web resources, learning labs and e-books that are available to online learners.

Students applying to Stevens-Henager’s online undergraduate program must fulfill several requirements. To be admitted, all students must have a high school diploma or GED equivalent. Transcripts will need to be submitted along with the application. For those applicants interested in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Administration and the Nursing Program, students will already need to have completed sufficient college credits to begin their third year of college, in addition to having a Registered Nurse license. Prior to admissions, all applicants will need to complete the online readiness test and have Internet access. Stevens-Henager will evaluate transfer credits from accredited institutions to determine eligibility. In addition, the College may recognize eligible credit by assessment, including CLEP, DANTES, AP and Certification Credit.

Graduate applicants will need to hold a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution, submit the application and official transcripts, have an undergraduate cumulative 2.5 GPA minimum, and submit a personal-statement essay (with the exception of international students). Graduate students will also need to complete the online readiness test and have Internet access. In addition, degree specific programs may request additional information and requirements. Some programs may request an interview and the nursing programs require participants to have a Registered Nurse license.

Stevens-Henager College assists students in calculating college costs and learning about available aid. Federal aid includes:

  • Federal Pell Grant
  • Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant
  • Federal Work Study
  • Federal Perkins Loan
  • Stafford Loans, Subsidized and Unsubsidized
  • Federal PLUS Loan

Stevens-Henager College supports military personnel through a range of programs and benefits. Students can access information about the Active Duty Tuition Assistance through specific service branch links on Stevens-Henager’s website or by contacting a campus military education specialist. In addition, Stevens-Henager is a member of the Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges Consortium and participates in VA education benefits and the GI Bill. Assistance is also available for veterans that qualify for vocational rehabilitation. Stevens-Henager College has also partnered with the Defense Acquisition University to promote educational opportunities and target beneficial degree programs for military personnel.

Housed under California College, Inc., a system of colleges continues to merge. In 2003, California College San Diego became part of the Stevens-Henager Colleges and the CollegeAmerica schools in Colorado, Wyoming and Arizona. California College San Diego operates campuses in San Diego, San Marcos, National City and online. Today, the College enrolls more than 1,400 students. The college confers more than 40 degrees, including Associate’s, Bachelor’s, and Master’s degrees in the fields of healthcare, business, information technology, and graphic arts. California College San Diego is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges. Furthermore, the Respiratory Therapy program of San Diego is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care.

California College San Diego, in conjunction with Stevens-Henager, offers online degree programs including:

Associate’s Degrees

  • Business Management & Accounting, optional emphases in Prodiverty Management, Retail Sales Management, and Event Planning
  • Graphic Arts

Bachelor’s Degrees

  • Health Information Management
  • Health Science
  • Nursing
  • Nursing Administration:  optional emphases in Clinical Nurse Educator, Community Health Nurse, Nurse Case Manager, and Nursing Informatics
  • Accounting, optional forensic Accounting emphasis
  • Business Administration, optional emphases in Human Resources, New Media Marketing, Prodiverty Management, and Technology
  • Computer Science, optional emphases in Networking, Programming, Social Media Technology, and Information Systems Security
  • Graphic Arts, optional Information Design emphasis
  • Web Design and Development

Master’s Degrees

  • Healthcare Administration
  • Nursing Administration
  • Nursing Education
  • Business Administration, optional Entrepreneurship emphasis
  • Healthcare Informatics
  • Information Systems

Stevens-Henager’s Independence University, another affiliated branch of Stevens-Henager, also offers online programs. Founded in 1978 as the California College for Health Sciences with a focus on the allied health field, Independence University became the first accredited school offering respiratory care distance learning programs. In 2010, Independence University merged with Stevens-Henager College, with the main campus located in Salt Lake City.

Along with the host of online programs offered at Stevens-Henager, Independence College also confers online Master’s, Bachelor’s and Associate’s degrees, including:

Associate’s Degrees

  • Medical Specialties
  • Respiratory Therapy

Bachelor’s Degrees

  • Health Information Management
  • Health Services Management
  • Nursing
  • Respiratory Care with a Respiratory Care Management concentration
  • Respiratory Care with an Advanced Clinical Practice concentration

Master’s Degrees

  • Health Services-Health Promotion
  • Healthcare Administration
  • Nursing Administration
  • Public Health


Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges


School Overview:

  • Sector Of Institution:
    4-year, primarily associate's, Private not-for-profit
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  • Highest Level Of Offering:
    Bachelor's degree
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  • Percent Admitted:
    open admission policy
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