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|President||Gary L. Carlston|
|115 faculty and 144 staff|
Ephraim, Utah, |
|Campus||Rural 82 acres (0.33 km2)|
|Sports||8 Varsity Teams|
|Colors||Blue and White and Orange|
Snow College is a state college located in the city of Ephraim in rural central Utah, United States. It offers certificates and associate degrees in a number of areas, along with bachelor's degrees in music and software engineering and a four-year nursing program. Snow College is operated as part of the Utah System of Higher Education.
Founded in 1888 by local citizens as Sanpete Stake Academy, the school was later renamed Snow Academy to honor leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church), Lorenzo Snow and Erastus Snow. It is one of the oldest junior colleges west of the Mississippi. The name was changed to Snow College in 1923. The college was transferred from the LDS Church to the State of Utah in 1931.
The college has an enrollment of approximately 5,100 students. In addition to the main (82 acres (330,000 m2)) Ephraim campus, Snow College maintains the Snow College Richfield Campus (56 acres (230,000 m2)) in Richfield, Utah.
Snow College athletic teams, known as the Badgers, are consistently highly ranked; its football team went undefeated and won the National Junior College Championship in 1985, with the team inducted into the NJCAA Hall of Fame in 2010, and finished #2 in 2006. Along with football, Snow College participates in women's volleyball, men's and women's soccer, men's and women's basketball, softball, and rodeo.
In addition to athletics, Snow College has a notable music program. The Horne School of Music has been an accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Music since 1997, and is also an All Steinway School. Some Snow College music graduates go on to play in some of the finest groups and colleges in the world. In addition, Snow hosts a number of music camps held annually. In 2012, the Horne School of Music began offering the first baccalaureate program in the history of the college, a Bachelor of Music degree in Commercial Music.
The theatre arts program at Snow College is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Theatre and is affiliated with the Juilliard Drama Division. It regularly produces five major productions each year as well as a student produced season of Black Box productions and a summer program featuring instructors from the Juilliard Drama Division. The graduates from the theatre arts program are regularly accepted into upper division and graduate programs nationally and are frequently found in professional theatre companies and businesses throughout the United States.
Snow also has one of the lowest tuition rates of accredited institutions of higher education in Utah, set at $1,598 + $198 fees per semester (for the 2016-2017 academic year).
- Spencer Cox, Lieutenant governor of Utah.
- Josh Burkman, professional MMA fighter.
- Jackson Vroman, a former NBA forward, he also played professionally in Spain, Lithuania, Iran, South Korea, China, and Puerto Rico. FIBA Asian Championship MVP in 2009.
- Bronco Mendenhall, former BYU head football coach, where he had the second-most wins in school history and guided the Cougars to eleven straight bowl invitations. Has been the head football coach at the University of Virginia since December 2015.
- Josh Heupel, Heisman Trophy runner-up in 2000 as quarterback at the University of Oklahoma, has been the head coach at the University of Central Florida since December 2017.
- Brett Keisel, former NFL defensive lineman, two-time Super Bowl champion (Super Bowls XL and XLIII), gained attention for 'Da Beard' in the 2010 NFL Season.
- Deuce Lutui, after transferring to USC, the former offensive lineman was drafted in the second round of the 2006 NFL Draft by the Arizona Cardinals.
- Aaron Boone, former NFL, NFL Europe, and AFL wide receiver. The all-time leading receiver for the Utah Blaze.
- Kevin Curtis, former NFL wide receiver, in the 2003 NFL Scouting Combine he scored a 48 out of a possible 50 points on the Wonderlic test. This is tied for the highest verified score among active players.
- Matt Asiata, as a running-back for the Minnesota Vikings, tied a franchise record of most rushing touchdowns in a single game at three.
- Kapri Bibbs, after transferring to Colorado State University in 2012, the running-back joined two other players as the only players in NCAA history to rush for 30 touchdowns in a season.
- Star Lotulelei, after transferring to the University of Utah, the defensive lineman was selected in the first-round of the 2013 NFL Draft by the Carolina Panthers.
- Garett Bolles, after transferring and playing one year at the University of Utah, the offensive lineman was selected in the first-round of the 2017 NFL Draft by the Denver Broncos.
- Walter Wright, after transferring and playing two years at the University of Montana (2015 to 2017), as of 2017 Wright is playing professionally in a basketball league in Slovakia.
- J. Elliot Cameron: president from 1956 to 1958
- Noyes Building, the administrative building on campus
- Saga of the Sanpitch
- ^ Saga of the Sanpitch, Vol 14, 1982, p. 32
- ^ Snow College Horne School of Music
- ^ Bachelors Degree in Software Engineering
- ^ Snow College Quick Facts
- ^ Snow Inducted into Football Hall of Fame
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