Utah State University, located on a suburban campus in Logan, Utah, is a land-grant and space-grant institution that is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. USU was founded in 1888 as Utah’s agricultural college, which focused on agriculture, mechanic arts, and domestic arts. The main campus of USU is located in Logan, and regional campuses are located in Bingham City, Tooele and Uintah Basin. USU operates more than 20 distance education centers throughout Utah.
The school currently enrolls approximately 28,786 undergraduate and graduate students, and offers programs in liberal arts, business, engineering, natural resource sciences, economics and elementary and secondary education. The academic programs at USU lead to bachelor, master and doctoral degrees. USU has 8 colleges, which are:
- Caine College of the Arts
- College of Agriculture
- College of Engineering
- College of Humanities and Social Sciences
- College of Science
- Emma Eccles Jones College of Education & Human Services
- Jon M. Huntsman School of Business
- S.J. & Jessie E Quinney College of Natural Resources.
The student to faculty ratio at USU is 23 to 1, and the most popular majors include communication sciences and disorders, economics, elementary education and teaching, business administration and management, and multi interdisciplinary studies. The undergraduate research program at USU is the second oldest research program in the country. USU is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. USU has a mission of being one of the country’s premier student centered space and land-grant universities, and fosters the belief that academics come first by cultivating culture and thought diversity, and by serving the public through discovery, learning and engagement.
USU has a flexible distance education program that offers 18 degrees and programs that can be completed entirely online from any location that has internet access. The cost of online courses is $262 per credit. Associate, bachelors and masters degrees, certificates, professional education licensure, and professional education endorsements can be earned online. USU has developed an online orientation for students to see what the distance learning program has to offer, and can answer questions that students have about distance education. Online advisors are available through email and via online chat.
USU understands that each student learns differently and the school provides academic support services to help students reach their academic goals. These services include advising, tutoring and math centers, a writing center, career services, a disability resource center, the Office of International Students & Scholars, an academic resource center, and computer labs.
USU has more than 200 student run clubs and organizations that students have the option of joining. These include student government, service clubs and Greek life. Opportunities for recreation and wellness include outdoor adventures, a student’s-only fitness center, intramural & club sports, and a health clinic and wellness center. USU has an outdoor recreation program that offers classes, organizes group trips, provides discount equipment rentals, and sells used equipment. USU hosts free arts & culture events, and operates museums that offer free admission.
Tuition is $5,931 for in state students and $17,078 for out of state students. Financial aid is available for eligible students.
USU is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.
Sector Of Institution:Public, 4-year or above
Highest Level Of Offering:Doctorate degree
Adult Age Enrollments:9,702
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