Home of the Thunderbirds

Southern Utah University is a caring campus community where students come to explore their interests and prepare for meaningful careers and life experiences. With more than 140 undergraduate programs* and 21 graduate and certificate programs across seven academic colleges, SUU proudly offers world-class, project-based learning opportunities where students gain professional experience before entering the job market.

Located in the world’s best backyard, SUU is the University of the Parks® thanks to its close proximity to several outdoor recreational areas and its educational partnerships with the National Park Service. SUU’s safe, residential campus allows students - more than 12,000 - to create lifelong friendships along with once-in-a-lifetime outdoor adventures in conjunction with innovative academic endeavors.

*23 associate degrees, 101 bachelor's degrees and 23 undergraduate certificates.

A Few of Our Awards

Best of State

Best of State

Educational Institution
Curriculum Development
Volunteer Service

US News & World Report - Best in the West

US News & World Report

Best in the West
Lowest Student Debt

College of Distinction

College of Distinction

Innovation application of high impact educational practices

Most Affordable Online Colleges

Most Affordable Online Colleges

Ranked #6 in the Nation

Discover SUU’s Academic Excellence

Small class sizes, career-focused learning, and hands-on experience all contribute to the quality of an SUU degree. SUU students will graduate with both a diploma and field experience through internships, research, or study abroad.

Life as a T-Bird

College life is more than a class schedule. Your time as a T-Bird will be filled with red-rocked, outdoor adventures, access to world-class theatre, fairs and parades you can only get in a small town, and hundreds of campus events. What's more, SUU's residential campus keeps more than 90 percent of students within walking distance, so there's always a friend nearby to join in the fun.

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