Mormon Colleges and Universities in Utah

Sep 17, 2019

Two of the schools covered below are affiliated with the Latter-Day Saints faith, also known as Mormon. The remaining two schools were founded by the church and offer students environments that are committed to academic excellence and service.

School Comparison

Prospective students can learn about the locations and undergraduate tuition for the four profiled schools.

School Name Institution Type Location Denomination Undergraduate Tuition and Fees (2018-2019)*
Dixie State University 4-year, Public Saint George, UT Not applicable $5,253 in-state; $15,051 out-of-state
Snow College 4-year, Public Ephraim, UT Not applicable $3,742 in-state; $12,562 out-of-state
LDS Business College 2-year, Private not-for-profit Salt Lake City, UT Latter Day Saints (Mormon Church) $3,440
Brigham Young University - Provo 4-year, Private not-for-profit Provo, UT Latter Day Saints (Mormon Church) $5,620

Source: *National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

Overview of Mormon Colleges in Utah

LDS Business College and Brigham Young University - Provo are both part of the Mormon Church. Dixie State University and Snow College began as part of the church until they became public institutions through the state of Utah.

Dixie State University

Although not currently affiliated with the Mormon faith, Dixie State University was part of the church until the Utah State Board of Education took over in 1935. The university's values include equity and inclusion, service leadership, and accountability. Students can pursue bachelor's degrees in areas such as communication studies, elementary education, and finance, along with master's degrees in athletic training, marriage and family therapy, and technical writing and digital rhetoric. Campus organizations include Circle K Club, InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, and the Latter-Day Student Association.

Snow College

Snow College was established in 1888 by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, becoming a state institution in 1931. Academic programs at Snow include associate's degrees in business, fine arts, and pre-engineering as well as bachelor's degrees in music and software engineering. Students can join clubs such as Western Swing, Young Farm and Rancher, and Psychology Club. Snow also offers the Civic Engagement and Service Learning Program that connects students with service opportunities in the area.

LDS Business College

LDS Business College's core values are designed to help students strengthen their faith by providing a spiritually nourishing and uplifting atmosphere. At LDS, students can pursue certificates in disciplines such as social media marketing and medical coding as well as associate's degrees in human resources management, cybersecurity, and digital marketing. LDS offers a Student Development Center that provides career counseling, scheduling assistance, and accommodations for students with disabilities. The college employs an honor code for students, along with attire and grooming standards. Student activities include the BC choir, participation in which can be used to help fulfill the religion credit hour requirement.

Brigham Young University-Provo

Brigham Young University - Provo offers many academic programs, including history, theater arts, civil engineering, and accounting majors. The university also enforces an honor code, which includes standards related to honesty, attire and grooming standards, church attendance, and language use. Students can participate in organizations like BYU Interfaith Club, Cross Seekers Christian Fellowship, the BYU Humanitarian Club, and the BYU Fencing Club. The university's mission is guided by the Mormon faith and aims to help students achieve perfection and eternal life.

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