USU enrollment declines slightly, while higher education overall sees 3% increase statewide

LOGAN – Enrollment at Utah State University declined slightly from 2018 to 2019. According to data released by the Utah System of Higher Education, USU’s enrollment in 2018 was 27,932 and declined by 122 students in 2019 to 27,810. Statewide, enrollment in Utah’s higher education system increased by 3% with the majority of that growth occurring at Utah Valley University in Orem where enrollment jumped by 1,797 students to a total of 41,728 students enrolled.

The report also indicates that more women attend USU than men (15,308 compared to 12,502), and they saw an increase in attendance (+150) while male enrollees dropped slightly (-272).

More than 5,400 students were added to Utah’s colleges and universities overall with more than 189,000 students enrolled in public colleges for the fall of 2019.

Besides the growth at UVU, Dixie State University saw a 12% growth and Southern Utah University saw a 10% growth. Weber State added 1,397 students for a 4.7% growth and Salt Lake Community College added over 360 students.

Those who experienced a slight decline, besides USU, include the University of Utah (-171 students) and Snow College (-131 students).

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