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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Bachelor's Only
Salary data for alumni who earned a bachelor's degree and did not go on to earn any additional degrees.
All Alumni
Salary data for all alumni who earned a bachelor's degree, including but not limited to those who went on to earn additional degrees from any school.
Rank 
School Name 
School Type
Degree Type 
School Sector
Early Career Pay
 
Median salary for alumni with 0-5 years experience
Mid-Career Pay
 
Median salary for alumni with 10+ years experience
% High Meaning
 
% alumni who say their work makes the world a better place
% STEM Degrees
 
% degrees awarded in science, technology, engineering or math subjects
1Private School, Religious, Research University, Sober School, For Sports FansBachelorsPrivate not-for-profit$57,400$109,20059%25%

1Brigham Young University-Provo
Degree TypeBachelors
School SectorPrivate not-for-profit
Early Career Pay$57,400
Mid-Career Pay$109,200
% High Meaning59%
% STEM Degrees25%
2Research University, For Sports Fans, State SchoolBachelorsPublic$53,400$101,60057%22%

2University of Utah
Degree TypeBachelors
School SectorPublic
Early Career Pay$53,400
Mid-Career Pay$101,600
% High Meaning57%
% STEM Degrees22%
3Research University, For Sports Fans, State SchoolBachelorsPublic$50,800$92,90060%14%

3Utah State University
Degree TypeBachelors
School SectorPublic
Early Career Pay$50,800
Mid-Career Pay$92,900
% High Meaning60%
% STEM Degrees14%
4Private SchoolBachelorsPrivate not-for-profit$50,700$91,90055%10%

4Westminster College (Utah)
Degree TypeBachelors
School SectorPrivate not-for-profit
Early Career Pay$50,700
Mid-Career Pay$91,900
% High Meaning55%
% STEM Degrees10%
5For Sports Fans, State SchoolBachelorsPublic$53,300$90,00059%8%

5Weber State University
Degree TypeBachelors
School SectorPublic
Early Career Pay$53,300
Mid-Career Pay$90,000
% High Meaning59%
% STEM Degrees8%
6Private SchoolBachelorsPrivate not-for-profit$53,900$88,80056%9%

6Western Governors University
Degree TypeBachelors
School SectorPrivate not-for-profit
Early Career Pay$53,900
Mid-Career Pay$88,800
% High Meaning56%
% STEM Degrees9%
7For Sports Fans, State SchoolBachelorsPublic$49,700$87,70055%12%

7Utah Valley University
Degree TypeBachelors
School SectorPublic
Early Career Pay$49,700
Mid-Career Pay$87,700
% High Meaning55%
% STEM Degrees12%
8For Sports Fans, State SchoolBachelorsPublic$45,500$83,90065%7%

8Southern Utah University
Degree TypeBachelors
School SectorPublic
Early Career Pay$45,500
Mid-Career Pay$83,900
% High Meaning65%
% STEM Degrees7%
9Private SchoolBachelorsPrivate not-for-profit$39,600$76,300N/A2%

9Independence University
Degree TypeBachelors
School SectorPrivate not-for-profit
Early Career Pay$39,600
Mid-Career Pay$76,300
% High MeaningN/A
% STEM Degrees2%
10Private SchoolBachelorsPrivate not-for-profit$44,500$75,600N/A8%

10Stevens-Henager College (Utah)
Degree TypeBachelors
School SectorPrivate not-for-profit
Early Career Pay$44,500
Mid-Career Pay$75,600
% High MeaningN/A
% STEM Degrees8%
11Private SchoolBachelorsPrivate not-for-profit$45,300$75,200N/A9%

11Stevens-Henager College (Utah)
Degree TypeBachelors
School SectorPrivate not-for-profit
Early Career Pay$45,300
Mid-Career Pay$75,200
% High MeaningN/A
% STEM Degrees9%
12Private SchoolBachelorsPrivate not-for-profit$41,700$74,500N/A41%

12Stevens-Henager College (Utah)
Degree TypeBachelors
School SectorPrivate not-for-profit
Early Career Pay$41,700
Mid-Career Pay$74,500
% High MeaningN/A
% STEM Degrees41%
13Engineering, Private SchoolBachelorsPrivate not-for-profit$42,400$73,60049%51%

13Stevens-Henager College (Utah)
Degree TypeBachelors
School SectorPrivate not-for-profit
Early Career Pay$42,400
Mid-Career Pay$73,600
% High Meaning49%
% STEM Degrees51%
14State SchoolBachelorsPublic$44,700$71,70061%5%

14Dixie State University
Degree TypeBachelors
School SectorPublic
Early Career Pay$44,700
Mid-Career Pay$71,700
% High Meaning61%
% STEM Degrees5%
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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.


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