Best Colleges in Utah by Salary Potential

Don’t enroll before you know how much your bachelor’s degree is worth. Check out this list of Utah’s best four-year colleges by earning potential.

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RankSchool NameSchool TypeEarly Career Pay
Mid-Career Pay
% High Meaning
% STEM Degrees
Rank:1School Name:Brigham Young University-ProvoSchool Type:Private School, Religious, Research University, Sober School, For Sports FansEarly Career Pay:$59,200Mid-Career Pay:$108,000% High Meaning:60%% STEM Degrees:25%
Rank:2School Name:University of UtahSchool Type:Research University, For Sports Fans, State SchoolEarly Career Pay:$54,800Mid-Career Pay:$102,600% High Meaning:57%% STEM Degrees:22%
Rank:3School Name:Weber State UniversitySchool Type:For Sports Fans, State SchoolEarly Career Pay:$53,900Mid-Career Pay:$94,000% High Meaning:60%% STEM Degrees:8%
Rank:4School Name:Utah State UniversitySchool Type:Research University, For Sports Fans, State SchoolEarly Career Pay:$52,400Mid-Career Pay:$93,900% High Meaning:61%% STEM Degrees:14%
Rank:5School Name:Westminster College (Utah)School Type:Private SchoolEarly Career Pay:$51,700Mid-Career Pay:$92,200% High Meaning:55%% STEM Degrees:10%
Rank:6School Name:Western Governors UniversitySchool Type:Private SchoolEarly Career Pay:$54,500Mid-Career Pay:$91,500% High Meaning:57%% STEM Degrees:9%
Rank:7School Name:Utah Valley UniversitySchool Type:For Sports Fans, State SchoolEarly Career Pay:$51,100Mid-Career Pay:$90,600% High Meaning:57%% STEM Degrees:12%
Rank:8School Name:Southern Utah UniversitySchool Type:For Sports Fans, State SchoolEarly Career Pay:$46,400Mid-Career Pay:$84,400% High Meaning:65%% STEM Degrees:7%
Rank:9School Name:Stevens-Henager College (Murray, Utah)School Type:Engineering, Private SchoolEarly Career Pay:$42,400Mid-Career Pay:$76,100% High Meaning:54%% STEM Degrees:51%
Rank:10School Name:Independence UniversitySchool Type:Private SchoolEarly Career Pay:$40,500Mid-Career Pay:$74,100% High Meaning:78%% STEM Degrees:2%

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It may come as no surprise that among the best universities in Utah for alumni salaries, Brigham Young University (BYU) is frequently the best for both early and mid-career, as graduates from here earn among the highest median early career salaries.

While BYU alumni are likely to make the most, graduates from the University of Utah are likely to feel that their jobs are meaningful. More than half of these alumni report high job meaning.

Many graduates from Utah colleges go on to work in careers in the Travel and Tourism; Aerospace and Defense; Sporting Goods; IT; Natural Products; Renewable Resources; and Health Technology industries.