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Utah State University

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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.

Campus Size:

  • Main campus: 400 acres
  • Statewide university-owned acreage: 7,000 acres (does not include USU Eastern)

Regional Campuses, Distance Education and Extension:

  • Regional Campuses: 3 (Brigham City, Tooele, Uintah Basin)
  • Comprehensive Regional College: 1 (USU Eastern with campuses in Price and Blanding)
  • Extension Offices: In 28 of 29 Utah counties and at the Ogden Botanical Center, Thanksgiving Point, and Utah Botanical Center.
  • Workforce (Logan Campus): Faculty members: 805; Full- and part-time support staff: 1,594

Student Employment:

  • More than 1,100 on-campus job opportunities for students, including workstudy
  • More than 1,100 off-campus job opportunities for students

History and Traditions

During the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln signed the Morrill Land-Grant Colleges Act, providing funding for the establishment of a new college in each state and territory. These schools were to promote higher education and practical learning to people of all classes and walks of life, especially rural life. In 1888, the Agricultural College of Utah was founded as the state's land-grant institution. It became Utah State University in 1957.

Throughout time, USU has remained true to its roots as an institution dedicated to the land and its people. With the land-grant distinction, USU has the responsibility to "educate the state," and it continues to maintain a presence in every county in Utah. Through academic and research prowess, athletic success, and unparalleled student experience, USU's rich history and traditions color who we are today.

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