Utah State Fast Facts

General Information


March 8, 1888


Land-grant, public research university

President (17th):

Elizabeth Cantwell (Aug. 1, 2023-present)


  • Total all campuses: 11,077
  • Student employees: 5,126
  • All other employees: 5,951
  • Space Dynamics Lab Total: 1,206
  • Student employees: 163

Campus Size:

  • Logan campus: 600 acres
  • Total area: 6,896 acres (statewide campuses, research farms/forest, botanical and eco-centers)


The Logan metropolitan area has been named the top small city in the United States by the 2022 Milken Institute Best Performing Cities (BPC) analysis for its economic vitality, which emphasizes jobs, wages, and high-tech growth while incorporating housing affordability and household broad-band access. (March 2022)

  • Population: 54,436 (137,417 Cache County)
  • Elevation: 4,778 feet (Logan Campus)
  • Average summer highs: 85 degrees
  • Average winter highs: 34 degrees
  • Free public transportation for within Cache Valley
  • 81 miles northeast of Salt Lake City
  • 5 hours south of Yellowstone National Park
  • 1-hour drive to four ski resorts
  • 2-minute drive to Logan Canyon
  • Number of steps to the top of Old Main Hill: 124

Statewide Campuses and Extension:

Mission, Vision and Strategic Direction

Utah State University is a premier land- and space-grant institution committed to excellence, access, and inclusion. We empower all people to lead successful lives of involvement, innovation, and impact. We champion exceptional education, research and discovery, and community contribution.

Aggie Action 2028 comprises four pillars that highlight USU's areas of focus over the next half decade.


Total Headcount Enrollment (Fall 2023):

  • Total Enrollment: 28,063*
  • Undergraduate: 25,048 (17,943 Logan Campus; 5,784 Statewide Campuses)
  • Graduate: 3,015 (1,940 Logan Campus; 806 Statewide Campuses)
  • Master’s: 1,979 (1,168 Logan Campus; 657 Statewide Campuses)
  • Doctoral: 804 (706 Logan Campus; 101 Statewide Campuses)

*Includes USU Statewide Campuses: 6,590 and International students: 1,572

Student Representation:

  • All 29 counties in Utah
  • All 50 states, the District of Columbia, and three U.S. territories
  • More than 66 countries


  • Male: 12,349
  • Female: 15,594


  • Average undergraduate age: 21
  • Average graduate age: 31



  • Undergraduate degrees: 137
  • Minors: 130
  • Master’s degrees: 95
  • Doctoral degrees: 39
  • Student/faculty Ratio: 18.89 to 1
  • Average Undergraduate Class Size: 16.7 students
  • Study abroad opportunities: 1000+ in 90 countries
  • Students who studied abroad: 306

Most Popular Undergraduate Degrees:

  • Economics
  • Psychology
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • General Studies
  • Computer Science
  • Kinesiology
  • Elementary Education
  • Communicative Disorders & Deaf Education
  • Nursing
  • Biology


  • Varsity Sports (NCAA Division 1-A, Mountain West Conference)
  • Nickname: Aggies
  • Mascot: "Big Blue" the bull
  • Colors: Aggie Blue (navy) and white
  • Teams: 16 varsity teams

Tuition and Expenses (2023-24)

Tuition and FeesSemesterYear
Undergraduate resident tuition and fees (12-18 credits)$4,152$8,304
Undergraduate nonresident tuition and fees (12-18 credits)$12,111$24,222
Undergraduate international tuition and fees (12-18 credits)$12,780$25,560
Graduate resident tuition and fees (9 credits/year)$3,797$7,594
Graduate nonresident tuition and fees (9 credits/year)$12,004$24,008
Typical Expenses 2023-24 (Resident)SemesterYear
Room and board$4,322$8,644
Transportation, books & supplies, and personal expenses$2,524$5,048

Note: Costs may vary based on your program of study and are subject to change. The figures provided are estimates and based on on-campus living expense averages. For current tuition rates, visit the registrar's office website

Instutional Funding (Fiscal Year 2022)

Total: $1,109,103,899

USU funding distribution in 2023


  • Total: Over 175,000
  • Location: All 50 states and in more than 116 countries

Notable Alumni:

  • Greg Carr, B.S., History, ’82, founder of the Greg C. Carr Foundation to support human rights, education and the arts
  • Mary Louise Cleave, M.S., Biology, ’75; Ph.D., Civil & Environmental Engineering, ’80, NASA Astronaut
  • Lars Peter Hansen, B.S. Mathematics, ’74, B.S. Political Science, ’74, 2013 Nobel Prize Winner in Economics
  • Merlin Olsen, B.S., Finance, ’62, well known athlete and media personality
  • May Swenson, B.S., English, ’34, known as one of America’s best contemporary poets who wrote about the human condition, death, and sexuality
  • Norah Abdullah-Al-Faiz, M.S. Instructional Technology, ’82, educational policy expert in Saudi Arabia
  • Sawyer Hemsley, B.S., Communication Studies, ‘18, Crumbl Cookies COO and co-founder
  • Bobby Wagner, B.S., Entrepreneurship, ‘12, NFL star
  • Jaycee Carroll, B.A., Spanish, ‘08, European basketball star
  • Sam and Kacie Malouf; Sam: M.S., Accounting, ‘04; Kacie: B.S., Music Therapy, ‘03, founders of bedding company Malouf and humanitarians
  • Spencer Cox, B.A., Political Science, ‘98, Utah politician and 18th governor of the state of Utah
  • Elizabeth Dowdeswell, M.S., Behavioral Sciences, ‘72, current lieutenant governor of Ontario, Canada
  • Mignon Barker Richmond, B.S., Home Living, Textiles, and Foods, 1921, first African-American to graduate from a college in Utah

National Rankings

  • Recipient of the 2020 Award for Undergraduate Research Accomplishments (AURA)
  • USU Online Bachelor’s Programs Rank in Top 25 for 9th Straight Year. (U.S. News & World Report, January 2023) (U.S. News & World Report, January 2021)
  • #5 most engaging college social media in nation (Rival IQ, 2023)
  • Best employer in Utah (Forbes, 2023)
  • 37 Goldwater Scholars


  • $405.6 million in sponsored awards during FY2023
  • Carnegie-recognized R1 institution - High Research Activity
  • Named one of the best undergraduate research programs in the nation by the Council for Undergraduate Research in 2021
  • 50+ Research Institutes and Centers

Annual Security Report

USU distributes an annual security and fire safety report to all employees and students by October 1 of each year. The annual security report includes campus crime and fire statistics for the previous three years, information about how to report crimes and seek help, and details about how USU is preventing sexual violence and improving campus safety. All USU statewide campuses are included in the report available for download below.

USU Annual Security and Fire Safety Report

A printed copy of the annual security report is available upon request.


Utah State University has been a leader in sustainability since 1991 when then-President Cazier signed the Talloires Declaration. This early commitment set the stage in 2007 for then-President Albrecht’s commitment for the university to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050.

USU is a leading eco-friendly institution:

For more information, visit the Sustainability website

Admissions & Visitor Information

Undergraduate Admissions:

USU Office of Undergraduate Admissions, Taggart Student Center, Room 102, 0160 Old Main Hill, Logan, UT 84322-0160;
Toll Free: 800-488-8108 or Local: 435-797-1079,

Graduate Admissions:

USU School of Graduate Studies, Old Main, Room 164, 0900 Old Main Hill, Logan, UT 84322-0900;
Phone: (435) 797-1189,

Visitor Information Center:

Located at entrance of Aggie Parking Terrace, approximately 600 N. 700 East, Open Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.,
Phone: 435-797-6869 or email at usuparking@usu.edu

Athletics Ticket Office:

Located on the west side of the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum, approximately 850 E. 900 North, Open Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.,
Phone: 435-797-0305 or toll free 1-888-878-2831.

Caine College of the Arts Box Office:

Located in the Chase Fine Arts Center, approximately 1110 E. 610 North, Open Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., or one hour prior to event,
435-797-8022, or online at http//boxoffice.usu.edu

*Additional Facts about USU are available from the Office of Analysis, Assessment and Accreditation.

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