Utah State Fast Facts

General Information

Founded:

March 8, 1888

Type:

Land-grant, public research university

President (16th):

Noelle E.Cockett (Jan. 5, 2017-present)

Mission Statement:

The mission of Utah State University is to be one of the nation's premier student-centered land-grant and space-grant universities by fostering the principle that academics come first, by cultivating diversity of thought and culture and by serving the public through learning, discovery and engagement.

Workforce (Logan Campus):

  • Faculty members (full-time): 903
  • Executive Administrators: 124
  • Full-time support staff: 1,649

Campus Size:

  • Main campus: 400 acres
  • Statewide university-owned acreage: 7,000 acres (does not include USU Eastern)

Logan, Utah, Location/Profile:

  • Population: 48,565 (114,181 Cache County)
  • Elevation: 4,778 feet (Logan Campus)
  • Average summer highs: 85 degrees
  • Average winter highs: 34 degrees
  • Free public transportation for Logan campus, Logan City, Cache Valley
  • 81 miles northeast of Salt Lake City
  • 5 hours south of Yellowstone National Park
  • 1 hour drive to four ski resorts
  • 2 minute drive to Logan Canyon
  • Number of steps to the top of Old Main Hill: 124

Statewide Campuses and Extension:

Student Employment:

  • More than 1,100 on-campus job opportunities for students, including workstudy
  • More than 1,100 off-campus job opportunities for students

Enrollment

Total Headcount Enrollment (Fall 2020):

Total Enrollment:
27,691* (Enrollment numbers updated annually every fall)
Undergraduate:
24,647 (17,676 Logan Campus; 5,524 Statewide Campuses)
Graduate:
3,044 (1,536 Logan Campus; 828 Statewide Campuses)
Master’s:
1,901 (1,166 Logan Campus; 634 Statewide Campuses)
Doctoral:
730 (678 Logan Campus; 51 Statewide Campuses)

*Includes USU Statewide Campuses: 6,352 and International students: 1,770

Student Representation:

  • All 29 counties in Utah
  • All 50 states, the District of Columbia, and three U.S. territories
  • More than 66 countries

Gender:

  • Male: 12,326
  • Female: 15,365

Ages:

  • Average undergraduate student age: 22
  • Average graduate student age: 31.6

Academics

Statistics:

  • Undergraduate Degrees: 115
  • Undergraduate Minors: 133
  • Master’s degrees: 91
  • Doctoral degrees: 42
  • Student/faculty Ratio: 18.9 to 1
  • Average Undergraduate Class Size: 20-29 students
  • Study abroad opportunities: 1000+ in 87 countries
  • Students who study abroad each year (2020): 447

Most Popular Declared Majors:

  • Communicative Disorders & Deaf Education
  • Psychology
  • Economics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Biology
  • Elementary Education
  • Human Movement Science

Athletics

Varsity Sports (NCAA Division 1-A, Mountain West Conference):

  • Nickname: Aggies
  • Mascot: "Big Blue" the bull
  • Colors: Aggie Blue (navy) and white
  • Teams: 16 varsity teams

Tuition and Expenses (2020-21)

Tuition CostsSemesterYear
Undergraduate resident tuition and fees (12-18 credits)$4,027$8,054
Undergraduate nonresident tuition and fees (12-18 credits)$11,718$23,436
Undergraduate international tuition and fees (12-18 credits)$12,364$24,728
Graduate resident tuition and fees (9 credits/year)$3,683$7,366
Graduate nonresident tuition and fees (9 credits/year)$11,612$23,224
ExpensesSemesterYear
Room and board$3,025$6,049
Personal Expenses$4,048$8,095

Note: Cost estimate assumes an undergraduate student taking 12-18 credits per semester and living on campus in shared housing. Costs may vary based on your program of study and are subject to change. The figures provided are estimates.

Instutional Funding (Fiscal Year 2020)

Total: $787,566,637

USU funding distribution in 2020

Alumni

Criteria for Notable Alumni recognition: With more than 152,000 alumni in the United States and in more than 110 countries around the globe, Utah State University alumni are making an impact. Alumni success stories listed in the Utah State University Fast Facts have achieved national prominence and recognition in their chosen profession.

- Total: 154,981
- Location: All 50 states and in more than 116 countries

Notable Alumni:

  • Norah Abdullah-Al-Faiz, M.S. Instructional Technology, ’82, educational policy expert in Saudi Arabia
  • Greg Carr, B.S., History, ’82, avid human rights activist and founder of the Greg C. Carr Foundation to support human rights, education and the arts
  • Mary Louise Cleave, M.S., Biology, ’75; P.H.D., Civil & Environmental Engineering, ’80, NASA Astronaut
  • Lars Peter Hansen, B.S. Mathematics, ’74, B.S. Political Science, ’74, 2013 Nobel Prize Winner in Economics
  • Merlin Olsen, B.S., Finance, ’62, well known athlete and media personality
  • May Swenson, B.S., English, ’34, known as one of America’s best contemporary poets offering a new perspective on the human condition, death, sexuality, and the art of poetry.

National Rankings

Criteria for National Rankings and Recognitions: Utah State University has achieved several national and regional recognitions for its outstanding academic programs, faculty and students. Rankings promoted in the Utah State University Fast Facts reflect the university's mission statement as one of the nation's premier student-centered land-grant and space-grant universities.

  • Recipient of the 2020 Award for Undergraduate Research Accomplishments (AURA), recognizing USU as a national leader in undergraduate programs for research and creative inquiry. (April 2021)
  • USU Online became Utah’s #1 Online University, ranking 21st for best online bachelor’s programs, 8th for best online bachelor’s in psychology and 12th for the online bachelor’s for military veterans (U.S. News & World Report, January 2021)

Research:

$335.5 million in sponsored awards during the 2020 fiscal year.

Logan:

  • The Logan metropolitan area has been named the second-best performing small city in the United States by the 2021 Milken Institute Best Performing Cities (BPC) analysis for its economic vitality, which emphasizes jobs, wages, and high-tech growth while incorporating housing affordability and household broadband access. (February 2021)
  • #1 “best city to live in the west” (Business Insider, June 2020)

Annual Security Report

USU distributes an annual security and fire safety report to all employees and students by October 1 of each year. The annual security report includes campus crime and fire statistics for the previous three years, information about how to report crimes and seek help, and details about how USU is preventing sexual violence and improving campus safety. All USU statewide campuses are included in the report available for download below.

USU Annual Security and Fire Safety Report

A printed copy of the annual security report is available upon request.

Sustainability

Utah State University has been a leader in sustainability since 1991 when then-President Cazier signed the Talloires Declaration. This early commitment set the stage in 2007 for then-President Albrecht’s commitment for the university to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050.

USU is a leading eco-friendly institution:

For more information, visit the Sustainability website

Admissions & Visitor Information

Undergraduate Admissions:

USU Office of Undergraduate Admissions, Taggart Student Center, Room 102, 0160 Old Main Hill, Logan, UT 84322-0160;
Toll Free: 800-488-8108 or Local: 435-797-1079,
www.usu.edu/admissions/

Graduate Admissions:

USU School of Graduate Studies, Old Main, Room 164, 0900 Old Main Hill, Logan, UT 84322-0900;
Phone: (435) 797-1189,
www.usu.edu/graduateschool/

Visitor Information Center:

Located at entrance of Aggie Parking Terrace, approximately 600 N. 700 East, Open Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.,
Phone: 435-797-6869 or email at usuparking@usu.edu

Athletics Ticket Office:

Located on the west side of the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum, approximately 850 E. 900 North, Open Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.,
Phone: 435-797-0305 or toll free 1-888-878-2831.

Caine College of the Arts Box Office:

Located in the Chase Fine Arts Center, approximately 1110 E. 610 North, Open Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., or one hour prior to event,
435-797-8022, or online at http//boxoffice.usu.edu

*Additional Facts about USU are available from the Office of Analysis, Assessment and Accreditation.

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