Finding an online school in Utah can be difficult. This list of the best online colleges will help Utah students make that decision.

Top Online Colleges in Utah

Study.com has scoured Utah to find the best online colleges and schools in the state. To make our list, we used several data points from the Department of Education to factor in things like tuition costs and graduate rates as well as schools' student retention numbers. We also took into consideration the variety of online degree programs offered and the academic support services offered to online learners.

Study.com's school rankings always aim to present schools that are affordable, accessible, and provide a high-quality education which we consider to be the most important attributes in our school rankings. The institutions that make up our list of best online colleges and schools in Utah have met our high standards and give you plenty of options for earning a quality online bachelor's or master's degree in your chosen field of study.

1. Western Governors University

Topping our list of the best online colleges in Utah is Western Governors University in Salt Lake City with outstanding online bachelor's and online master's programs in business, IT management, accounting, education, and nursing. Western Governors University understands that online learners want to earn their degrees quickly, and that's why you can enroll in classes on the 1st of every month and with a competency-based education model, once you've mastered class material you can move on to the next class. This university also makes sure you are well-supported throughout your online educational journey with a program mentor who guides your through enrollment, instruction, and graduation.

2. Utah State University

Located in Logan, Utah State University boasts exceptional online bachelor's degrees in fields like economics, liberal arts, agribusiness, psychology, and family studies among others as well as online master's degrees in business, natural resources, public health nutrition, and horticulture just to name a few. As an online student at Utah State University, you will never be left to fend for yourself, as this school offers you the same services as on-campus students, including access to online tutoring, library services, financial aid and scholarships, and an academic success center. You will even have access to any of the 32 campuses in the state where you can take advantage of study spaces, computer labs, and test proctoring.

3. Southern Utah University

Southern Utah University, which is located in Cedar City, makes it is easy for you to earn an online degree with flexible course schedules that allow you to work at your own pace, an advisor you can call directly, and a ton of financial aid help to make your online degree affordable. At Southern Utah University, you can earn an associate's degree online in arts, general education, or paralegal studies, or you can opt to pursue an online bachelor's degree in accounting, business, elementary education, nursing, general studies, or communication. This school also offers online master's degrees in music technology, public administration, interdisciplinary studies, and sports conditioning and performance, among others.

4. Weber State University

In Ogden, Weber State University offers 20 noteworthy online degree and certificate programs that can help you start or advance your career. You can choose from online bachelor's degree programs in emergency healthcare, health promotion, radiologic science, or health information or exceptional online master's degree programs in criminal justice, radiologic sciences, health administration, or respiratory therapy. Weber State University does a superb job of making sure that all online students have the resources they need for success with online tutoring centers in math, writing and other subjects, online access to library books and articles, and access to career and academic centers.

5. University of Utah

The University of Utah, with a campus in Salt Lake City, boasts incredible online programs and classes with online bachelor's degree offerings in economics, psychology, social work, and other majors. This university also has impressive online master's degrees in business, teaching, nutrition, and biomedical informatics among other fields. Earning an online degree at the University of Utah is easy and convenient, and you also get all the support you could ever need, including access to online tutoring services, and you can even connect to an academic advisor through email, chat, and virtual appointments so that you can always get an answer to any question or concerns you have about your online educational experience.

6. Utah Valley University

Utah Valley University, which is located in Orem, boasts notable online bachelor's degrees in the fields of aviation management, criminal justice, business, nursing, emergency services, and other great fields as well as online master's degrees in public service and nursing. Utah Valley University makes sure that your online degree is affordable through their offers of a variety of scholarship opportunities. Throughout your program, you can take advantage of online tutoring services as well as career services that present online training sessions and workshops that help you develop your resume and improve your interview skills.


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