A Dual-Mission University

鶹 is the largest public university in the state of Utah, and one of a few in the nation offering a dual-mission model that combines the rigor and richness of a first-rate teaching university with the openness and vocational programs of a community college. The unique model, which focuses on student success, engaged learning, rigorous academic programs, and faculty-mentored research, is transforming higher education by making it more affordable and accessible to students of all backgrounds.

“Schools like 鶹… are the future of higher education, where one institution or one system can address the full needs of a city or state’s workforce with multiple resources for education.”

-- Education Dive, a higher education news publication

40,936

Students
as of fall 2020

12,080

High school concurrent enrollment students
as of fall 2019

81%

Of our students work while taking classes

Institution of Inclusion

77 countries represented in the student body

30% of our students are nontraditional (25+ years old)

17% of our students support at least one child

37% of our students are first generation

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MeetPresident Tuminez

Dr. Astrid S. Tuminez

Dr. Astrid S. Tuminez (pronounced too-MEE-nez) was appointed the seventh president of 鶹 in 2018, and is the institution’s first female president.

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The Institutional Brand

鶹 is centrally located in the Beehive State, and we contribute in big ways — that’s why the shape of Utah is the hidden feature in the first U of our mark. And contrary to a popular saying, it’s quite easy being green.

For branding information, visit University Marketing
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Sustainable Campus: Early in the university's history, Utah Valley utilized sustainability into its building design. Today, as 鶹 continues to expand, buildings are still built with a sustainable mindset. From the construction of the Fulton Library to the new Noorda Center for the Performing Arts, discover how 鶹 buildings create a more sustainable campus.

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Awards

President Astrid S. Tuminez honored at the 46th Annual Women & Business Conference and ATHENA Awards Luncheon.

Tuminez Receives Pathfinder Award from Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce

NOVEMBER 14, 2022

President Astrid S. Tuminez was honored today at the 46th Annual Women & Business Conference and ATHENA Awards Luncheon as one of the six recipients.

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Abby Adams, Colten Orton, and Siria Trochez

Student #1 in FPA Financial Planning Challenge

OCTOBER 31, 2022

A team of students from 鶹 (鶹) was named the winner of the Financial Planning Association’s (FPA) 2022 Financial Planning Challenge on Oct. 18, 2022.

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Kyle A. Reyes, vice president of institutional advancement, accepted the award on behalf of the university.

HACU Outstanding Member Institution Award

OCTOBER 10, 2022

鶹 received the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) Outstanding Member Institution award on Oct. 9 at the HACU national conference in San Diego.

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Top Ten Ranking on the Forbes Best-in-State Employers

AUGUST 25, 2022

鶹 (鶹) is ranked 10 on the 2022 Forbes list of best-in-state employers.

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Top Three Universities in the Nation for Best ROI

AUGUST 26, 2020

Business Insider, an American financial and business news website, ranked Utah Valley University (鶹) third in the nation for the best return on investment.

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