West Valley City is Close to Colleges and Universities
West Valley City’s spirit of ingenuity and entrepreneurial energy is cultivated by its proximity to major institutions of higher learning — leading to an educated and motivated workforce. Incredibly, there are six nationally recognized public and private universities within an hour’s drive of West Valley City, including The University of Utah, which is a mere 15 minutes away. In addition to The University of Utah with its world-renowned Research Park dedicated to the stimulation of economic development, Brigham Young University, Utah State University, and Weber State University are also short drives away.
In Utah, 5.7% of the state’s population is enrolled in higher education and graduates with less debt than in other states. West Valley City Economic Optimization does its part by funding full Hometown Scholars scholarships to send West Valley City residents and high school graduates to the University of Utah.
Additionally, the main campus of Salt Lake Community College — located just south of West Valley City — provides accredited junior college education, non-credit courses, and workshops to more than 60,000 students. The Utah College of Applied Technology (UCAT) — Utah’s system of technical schools — serves high school and adult students throughout Utah. UCAT’s Custom Fit partnership — funded in part by the State of Utah — works with companies to offer customized training and development to their employees.
A world yearning for hope and joy needs a different model of university. At Brigham Young University, belief enhances inquiry, study amplifies faith, and revelation leads to rich understanding. Teaching and research are both valued, and excellence and affordability go hand in hand. As the flagship higher education institution of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, BYU strives to be among the exceptional universities in the world and an essential university for the world.(https://www.byu.edu/)
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At SUU, students are our top priority. Our career-focused programs are designed to help you soar.(https://www.suu.edu/)
YOU BELONG HERE! We are a community of explorers, innovators and leaders dedicated to improving the world every day. Let's make a difference—together!(https://www.utah.edu/)
Plain and simple, people who have been to Utah State University love it. Just ask them. No other place provides the complete package quite like USU: top-notch academics, nationally recognized research, Division I athletics, and more than 200 student clubs and organizations, all on the oldest residential campus in the state.(http://www.usu.edu/)