|Sanpete Stake Academy (1888–1900)|
Snow Academy (1900–1917)
Snow Normal College (1917–1922)
Snow Junior College (1922)
|Type||Public community college|
|Utah System of Higher Education|
|President||Stacee Yardley McIff (interim)|
|115 faculty and 144 staff|
|Campus||Rural, 82 acres (33 ha)|
|Colors||Blue, white, and orange|
Snow College is a public community college in Ephraim, Utah. 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 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 Lorenzo Snow and Erastus Snow, distant cousins who were leaders in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church). The initial school was built entirely with local donations, including “Sunday Eggs” (the proceeds from the sales of all eggs laid on Sunday). It is one of the oldest junior colleges west of the Mississippi. In 1917, the academy era ended and the school became Snow Normal College. In 1922, officials renamed the school Snow Junior College only to change it one year later to Snow College. The college was transferred from the LDS Church to the state of Utah in 1931.
The college had an enrollment of 5,514 students in the fall of 2018. In addition to the main 82-acre (33 ha) Ephraim campus, Snow College maintains the 56-acre (23 ha) Snow College Richfield Campus in Richfield, Utah.
The Utah State Board of Regents granted permission in 2016 for Snow College to offer a bachelor's degree in software engineering. Snow College, as of 2018–2019, offers bachelor's degrees in commercial music and software engineering.
The college offers associate degrees and certificates. It also offers bachelor's degrees in software engineering and commercial music.
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. 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.
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, men’s and women’s wrestling, softball, and rodeo.
- 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.
- 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.
- Aaron Boone, former NFL, NFL Europe, and AFL wide receiver. The all-time leading receiver for the Utah Blaze.
- Josh Burkman, professional MMA fighter.
- Spencer Cox, current Republican Governor of Utah.
- 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.
- Mario Fatafehi, former NFL defensive tackle for the Arizona Cardinals, the Carolina Panthers and the Denver Broncos.
- Josh Heupel, Heisman Trophy runner-up in 2000 as quarterback at the University of Oklahoma, has been the head coach at the University of Tennessee since January 2021.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
- 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. Was later the head football coach at the University of Virginia from 2015 to 2021.
- 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.
- J. Elliot Cameron, president from 1956 to 1958
- Brad Cook, president from January 2019 to July 2022
- Noyes Building, the administrative building on campus
- Saga of the Sanpitch
- "News at Snow". Snow College. Retrieved 22 October 2022.
- "Presidents' Historical Highlights". www.snow.edu. Retrieved 2019-08-30.
- "About Snow". www.snow.edu. Retrieved 2019-08-30.
- Saga of the Sanpitch, Vol 14, 1982, p. 32
- "Degrees & Programs".
- Snow College Horne School of Music
- Snow College Horne School of Music
- Snow Inducted into Football Hall of Fame
- "Josh Heupel Named Tennessee's 27th Head Football Coach". University of Tennessee Athletics. Retrieved June 29, 2022.