Utah Tech University’s student enrollment increases for seventh consecutive year

Supported by seven consecutive years of student growth, Utah Tech University has welcomed its largest-ever student body this year, according to official enrollment numbers released by the Utah System of Higher Education today.

Utah Tech’s fall 2022 student population consists of 12,556 individuals, an increase of 2.36 percent from last year’s total headcount. Representing the consistent growth of the university, Utah Tech’s third-week fall enrollment has increased by 50 percent since the Fall 2014 semester, when the institution welcomed 8,341 students to campus.

“As our institution continues to expand its academic offerings, we are proud that more students than ever before have chosen to pursue their educational and professional aspirations at Utah Tech University,” President Richard “Biff” Williams said. “Utah Tech remains committed to providing a comprehensive polytechnic education that prepares our students for a successful transition into the workforce after graduation.”

The university’s total enrollment includes 3,035 new students such as freshmen, transfer students and new graduate students. The percentage of the student body who are Utah residents has grown by 2.5 percent to 10,231 and 21 percent of students represent diverse populations. Enrollment numbers also indicate that women are leading the way on campus, as 57 percent of the Utah Tech student population is female.

Utah Tech University’s increase in students has been accompanied by growth in academic programs, facilities and active learning opportunities. The institution has increased its academic offerings by 26 programs in the last academic year and grown the number of bachelor’s degree programs by 133 percent since 2014. As an open, inclusive, comprehensive, polytechnic university, Utah Tech’s academic model includes hands-on learning experiences to prepare students to graduate career ready as well as obtain industry experience while earning their degree.

To accommodate the growing student population, Utah Tech is in the process of adding two new buildings on campus. Campus View Suites III, which will be home to 563 students, is set to open in fall 2024 and will be the university’s third-on campus facility in eight years. CVS III will feature suite-style apartments with close access to campus resources. Campus will also gain a General Classroom Building in fall 2025 that will be equipped with 45 classrooms, 105 faculty offices and 20 study rooms.