Snow College

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Snow College
Snow College Logo
Type Public
Established 1888
President Gary L. Carlston
Academic staff
115 faculty and 144 staff
Students 4,100[1]
Location Ephraim, Utah, U.S.
39°21′40″N 111°34′59″W / 39.36111°N 111.58306°W / 39.36111; -111.58306Coordinates: 39°21′40″N 111°34′59″W / 39.36111°N 111.58306°W / 39.36111; -111.58306
Campus Rural 82 acres (0.33 km2)
Sports 6 Varsity Teams
Colors Blue and White and Orange
Mascot Badger

Snow College is a two-year state college located in rural central Utah in Ephraim, Utah, U.S. It offers certificates and associate degrees in a number of areas, along with bachelor's degrees in music and software engineering and a 4-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.[1]

The college has an enrollment of approximately 5,100 students.[1] 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.

The science and engineering programs are very strong. The Utah State Board of Regents granted permission in 2016 for Snow College to offer a bachelor's degree in software engineering, and interest in the program is robust.

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,[2] and finished #2 in 2006. Its football players often go on to play at FBS Division schools.

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.[3] 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.[4] 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.[citation needed]

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).


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The Noyes Building


  1. ^ a b "About Snow". Snow College. Retrieved 28 April 2014. 

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