March 8, 1888
Land-grant, public research university
Noelle E. Cockett (Jan. 5, 2017-present)
The mission of Utah State University is to be one of the nation's premier student-centered land-grant and space-grant universities by fostering the principle that academics come first, by cultivating diversity of thought and culture and by serving the public through learning, discovery and engagement.
Workforce (Logan Campus):
- Faculty members (full-time): 903
- Executive Administrators: 124
- Full-time support staff: 1,649
- Main campus: 400 acres
- Statewide university-owned acreage: 7,000 acres (does not include USU Eastern)
Logan, Utah, Location/Profile:
- Population: 48,565 (114,181 Cache County)
- Elevation: 4,778 feet (Logan Campus)
- Average summer highs: 85 degrees
- Average winter highs: 34 degrees
- Free public transportation for Logan campus, Logan City, 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:
- More than 8,300 on-campus job opportunities for students, including workstudy
Total Headcount Enrollment (Fall 2021):
- Total Enrollment:
- 27,426* (Enrollment numbers updated annually every fall)
- 24,255 (17,568 Logan Campus; 5,192 Statewide Campuses)
- 3,171 (2,054 Logan Campus; 851 Statewide Campuses)
- 2,009 (1,246 Logan Campus; 654 Statewide Campuses)
- 790 (740 Logan Campus; 46 Statewide Campuses)
*Includes USU Statewide Campuses: 6,043 and International students: 1,761
- All 29 counties in Utah
- All 50 states, the District of Columbia, and three U.S. territories
- More than 69 countries
- Male: 12,136
- Female: 15,290
- Average undergraduate student age: 21
- Average graduate student age: 30
- Undergraduate degrees: 115
- Minors: 133
- Master’s degrees: 91
- Doctoral degrees: 42
- Student/faculty Ratio: 18.9 to 1
- Average Undergraduate Class Size: 20-29 students
- Study abroad opportunities: 1000+ in 87 countries
- Students who study abroad each year (2020): 447
- College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences
- Jon M. Huntsman School of Business
- Caine College of the Arts
- Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services
- College of Engineering
- College of Humanities and Social Sciences
- S.J. & Jessie E. Quinney College of Natural Resources
- College of Science
Most Popular Declared Majors:
- Mechanical Engineering
- Communicative Disorders & Deaf Education
- Elementary Education
- Computer Science
- Animal, Dairy & Veterinary Science
- Aviation Technology
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 (2020-21)
|Undergraduate resident tuition and fees (12-18 credits)||$4,027||$8,054|
|Undergraduate nonresident tuition and fees (12-18 credits)||$11,718||$23,436|
|Undergraduate international tuition and fees (12-18 credits)||$12,364||$24,728|
|Graduate resident tuition and fees (9 credits/year)||$3,683||$7,366|
|Graduate nonresident tuition and fees (9 credits/year)||$11,612||$23,224|
|Room and board||$3,025||$6,049|
Note: Cost estimate assumes an undergraduate student taking 12-18 credits per semester and living on campus in shared housing. Costs may vary based on your program of study and are subject to change. The figures provided are estimates.
Instutional Funding (Fiscal Year 2020)
Criteria for Notable Alumni recognition: With more than 152,000 alumni in the United States and in more than 110 countries around the globe, Utah State University alumni are making an impact. Alumni success stories listed in the Utah State University Fast Facts have achieved national prominence and recognition in their chosen profession.
- Total: 154,981
- Location: All 50 states and in more than 116 countries
- Norah Abdullah-Al-Faiz, M.S. Instructional Technology, ’82, educational policy expert in Saudi Arabia
- Greg Carr, B.S., History, ’82, avid human rights activist and founder of the Greg C. Carr Foundation to support human rights, education and the arts
- Mary Louise Cleave, M.S., Biology, ’75; P.H.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 offering a new perspective on the human condition, death, sexuality, and the art of poetry.
Criteria for National Rankings and Recognitions: Utah State University has achieved several national and regional recognitions for its outstanding academic programs, faculty and students. Rankings promoted in the Utah State University Fast Facts reflect the university's mission statement as one of the nation's premier student-centered land-grant and space-grant universities.
- Recipient of the 2020 Award for Undergraduate Research Accomplishments (AURA), recognizing USU as a national leader in undergraduate programs for research and creative inquiry. (April 2021)
- USU Online became Utah’s #1 Online University, ranking 21st for best online bachelor’s programs, 8th for best online bachelor’s in psychology and 12th for the online bachelor’s for military veterans (U.S. News & World Report, January 2021)
$335.5 million in sponsored awards during the 2020 fiscal year.
- The Logan metropolitan area has been named the second-best performing small city in the United States by the 2021 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 broadband access. (February 2021)
- #1 “best city to live in the west” (Business Insider, June 2020)
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.
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:
- USU received a Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS) Silver rating in 2013 and renewed it in 2016.
- Princeton Review’s Guide to Green Colleges has recognized USU since 2011.
- Nearly 300 Aggie Blue Bikes and free toolboards contribute Bicycle Friendly University Silver status.
- Natural gas Aggie Shuttles offer over a million rides per year.
- Tree Campus USA has recognized Utah State University since 2011.
- Energy consumption has decreased 18 percent per ft2 of floor area since 2007.
- All new buildings are Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) certified, including two platinum-rated buildings, Wetland Discovery Point and Swaner EcoCenter.
- Over 40 Blue Goes Green Grants for student ideas since 2011 have avoided the emission of over 100 tonnes CO2.
For more information, visit the Sustainability website
Admissions & Visitor Information
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,
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 email@example.com
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