Location: Cedar City
Role/mission: Type II institution, offering associate, bachelor's and master's degrees. No course work above the master's level. Emphasis is on teaching, scholarly efforts complementary to the teaching role and community service. Teaching loads average 24 credit hours each academic year.
Admission requirements: Based on high school grade point average and standardized test scores. Offers remedial and prerequisite courses for students not adequately prepared.
Enrollment 2002-03: 5,029 full-time equivalent.
Degrees granted 2001-02: Certificates, 17; associate, 62; baccalaureate, 862; master's, 111; total, 1,052.
Tuition and fees: Resident $2,350; nonresident $7,344 (two full semesters).
President Steven D. Bennion: "Using the SUU initials as a base, I see our strengths as being S: student focus with great opportunity for personal growth in a personalized learning environment; U: undisputed quality. We have excellent placement of our students in graduate programs, businesses and jobs; U: unparalleled scenery. We are the gateway to Utah's national parks and monuments. We face three challenges: funding, the need for increased support for faculty and staff salaries and more general public understanding of the opportunities available at SUU."