2024 Comprehensive Report on Rankings, Costs, Graduation Rate and More

$12,972

Net Price

95%

Admitted

31%

Enrolled

59%

Graduation Rate

18/1

Student / Faculty

University Detail

University of Utah

is a public, four or more years institution with a total student enrollment of 34,464. In 2021, there were 831 psychology and social work graduates. This institution ranks #2 in Utah and ranks #219 in the U.S. for schools that offer psychology degree programs.

Psychology Degrees Offered

Bachelor, Postgraduate Certificate, Master, Doctor

Psychology Graduates

831

Total Enrollment

34,464

Type

Public, Four or more years

Institution Accreditation

Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

Ranking for University of Utah

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#2

Utah Rank

Combining ranking factors for 8 schools that offer psychology degrees in Utah, University of Utah ranks #2.

#219

U.S. Rank

Combining ranking factors for 1,438 schools that offer psychology degrees in the U.S., University of Utah ranks #219.

Psychology Programs Offered

For psychology degrees, University of Utah offers Research Psychology and Social Work at the bachelor level. At the postgraduate certificate level, the university offers Social Work. At the master level Counseling and Applied Psychology, Educational Psychology, Research Psychology, School Psychology and Social Work are offered. At the doctorate level Counseling and Applied Psychology, Educational Psychology, Research Psychology and Social Work are offered.

In the table below, see the programs offered and the number of graduates in each program.

Psychology Graduates in 2021BSPG CERTMAPhD
Counseling and Applied Psychology627
Educational Psychology607
Research Psychology35557
School Psychology2
Social Work13011887
Total Graduates485131728
US Department of Education

Psychology Program Accreditation(s)

  • Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) – PhD Doctoral programs
  • Counseling Psychology (COPSY) – PhD Doctoral programs
  • Professional Psychology (IPSY) – Predoctoral internship programs University of Utah Predoctoral Psychology Internship
  • School Psychology (SCPSY) – PhD Doctoral programs

Admission, Enrollment, Graduation

In the fall of 2021, 18,302 students applied to the University of Utah. The university admitted 95% and 31% of those who were admitted also enrolled.

By comparison, the average number of applicants for Utah universities is 12,927. On average, all Utah institutions admit 82% and 33% of those who were admitted end up enrolling into the institution.

The percentage of University of Utah students who return after their first year to begin their second year is 87%. Compared to all Utah four or more years colleges, the percentage is 70%.

The overall graduation rate for University of Utah is 59%, compared to 55% for all Utah universities.

  • Credits Accepted: Dual enrollment, Credit for life experiences, Advanced placement (AP) credits

Compare U of U to Utah Four or more years Colleges
Offering Psychology Degrees

Compare admission, acceptance, retention and graduation rates of University of Utah to the average of all Utah four or more years schools that offer psychology degrees.

Why it Matters

Compare Admission and Enrollment

Low admission rates and high enrollment rates denote not only how selective a school is, but also how in-demand the school is. High graduation rates show the overall success of an institution.

U of U

18,302

Applicants

95%

Percent Admitted

31%

Percent Enrolled

87%

1st Time Student Retention Rate

59%

Graduation Rate

UT Colleges

12,927

Applicants

82%

Percent Admitted

33%

Percent Enrolled

70%

1st Time Student Retention Rate

55%

Graduation Rate

Student & Faculty Information

In the fall of 2021, there were 4,221 or 90% full-time instructional or research faculty members of all faculty and there were 468 or 10% part-time faculty members employed at University of Utah. The number of full-time instructional faculty was 2,361 or 50%.

Part-time teachers are paid less and cost less, so any organization with a disproportionate number of part-time teachers can invest money in more important areas. However, as part-time teachers, participants can work full-time in their profession and bring experience to the classroom.

Why it Matters

Compare Faculty Numbers

Low student faculty ratios and high full-time instructional percentages indicate that institutions focus their investments in areas that matter most to students.

U of U

18 / 1

Student Faculty Ratio

90%

Percent Full-Time

10%

Percent Part-Time

50%

Percent Full-Time Instructional

UT Colleges

20 / 1

Student Faculty Ratio

59%

Percent Full-Time

41%

Percent Part-Time

55%

Percent Full-Time Instructional

Tuition and Student Expenses

For the 2021-2022 academic year at University of Utah the average cost of undergraduate tuition is $7,749, and the average cost for books and supplies is $1,036.

For graduate students, the average cost for tuition is $6,970 and the average cost for graduate fees is $1,098.

In the table below, find the average total expenses to attend University of Utah in 2021-2022 including tuition, room, board and living expenses for both undergraduate and graduate students.

Note that the average total expenses do not include financial aid, grants, loans or scholarships. You can find the average financial aid and net price data in the sections below.

Expenses for University of Utah2021-2022
On Campus Room & Board$10,662
On-Campus Living Expenses$3,672
Total Living Expenses$14,334
Tuition for In-State, Undergraduate$7,749
Books and Supplies, Undergraduate$1,036
Total Undergraduate Expenses$23,119
In-State, Graduate Tuition$6,970
In-State, Graduate Fees$1,098
Total Graduate Expenses$8,068
US Department of Education

Net Price

Average Net Price

The average net price to attend University of Utah is $12,972. Average net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board, living costs, books, supplies together and then subtracting the average financial (grants, scholarships and loans) for federal financial aid recipients.

In other words, the average net price is the average amount students pay to attend this university for one year.

Average net price is calculated from the most recent data supplied by each institution to the US Department of Education and is found by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. The total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

Net Price by Family Income

Depending on the federal, state, or institutional grant aid available, the table below shows the average amount students pay to attend University of Utah presented by family income bracket.

Students may pay more or less depending on their individual circumstances; however, these are the average costs as tracked by the university and reported to the U.S. Department of Education.

Average Net Price by Income2020-20212021-2022
$0 – $30,000$10,431$9,750
$30,001 – $48,000$11,823$11,276
$48,001 – $75,000$13,842$11,917
$75,001 – $110,000$15,746$15,998
$110,001 and more$17,289$17,233
US Department of Education

Compare University of Utah to all Utah universitas that offer psychology degrees for the cost to attend, average financial aid, percent of students receiving aid and the average net price to attend.

For program ranking, we see a lower overall cost of tuition and cost of living expenses minus the average financial aid a student may receive as the ranking factor student may want to consider.

Why it Matters

Compare Average Cost to Attend and Net Price

Low student faculty ratios and high full-time instructional professors indicates to us institutions that focus their investments in areas that matter most: the education of students by the best instructors possible.

U of U

$23,119

Cost to Attend

$8,539

Average Financial Aid

89%

Percent Receiving Aid

$12,972

Net Price

UT Colleges

$22,864

Cost to Attend

$8,150

Average Financial Aid

85%

Percent Receiving Aid

$12,919

Average Net Price

Financial Aid

The number of beginning students who enter postsecondary education for the first time and receive financial aid is 3,753 or 89%.

The number of undergraduate students who receive a grant or scholarship is 17,319 and the average amount of their grant or scholarship is $8,539.

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid# Receiving AidAverage Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship Aid17,319$8,539
Pell Grants5,495$4,663
Federal Student Loans5,844$7,707
US Department of Education

Below, compare the financial aid students receive at the University of Utah to all schools across the United States that offer psychology degrees.

We see higher percentages of those receiving aid and the percent that aid covers the net price of education as an indicator of the strength of the institution.

Why it Matters

Compare Financial Aid

Financial Aid can make the difference between being able to afford college or being priced out of college. Many students may find college far more affordable than they could imagine, when accounting for the various kinds of financial aid available.

U of U

17,319

Grant or Scholarship Aid

60%

Grants or Scholarships

5,495

Number of Pell Grants

19%

Pell Grants

5,844

Federal Student Loans

20%

Federal Student Loans

UT Colleges

11,289

Grant or Scholarship Aid

56%

Grants or Scholarships

5,256

Number of Pell Grants

26%

Pell Grants

3,544

Federal Student Loans

18%

Federal Student Loans

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