Celebrating 10 years of growth
Utah Tech University is celebrating of 10 years of university status!
A decade ago, Governor Herbert signed the bill cementing our journey as a university. Since then, we’ve grown into a thriving university located in St. George, Utah. We’ve achieved significant milestones over the past 10 years, including securing our university status in 2013, adding our first Master’s Degree in 2018, and achieving Division 1 status in 2020.
We’ve also undergone significant changes and expansions, such as the rebranding of our athletic programs in 2016 and the addition of twelve new or renovated buildings. Our enrollment has grown 66% between 2013 and 2023 and in 2022, we changed our name to Utah Tech University to better reflect our growing reputation as a premier institution of higher education.
Our commitment to active learning and active life has remained central to our mission, and we’ve opened the Atwood Innovation Plaza to provide more resources and opportunities for our students. We’ve also embraced our community through initiatives like Trailblazer Art in the City, which showcases our students’ artwork in downtown St. George.
Today, on February 16, 2023, we invite you to join us as we celebrate this historic occasion with a cake-cutting on Holland Plaza at 11 a.m.
Thank you for being a part of Utah Tech’s journey and for your unwavering support. Here’s to many more years of growth and success!
Check out a few of the highlights from the last 10 years
2016: The university became the Trailblazers
2015: Our motto of “active learning. active life.” was first introduced
2014: President Williams was inaugurated as the 19th president
2013: Governor Herbert signed the bill granting University Status
2019: Atwood Innovation Plaza opens and offers support to entropenuers, creatives, businesses, and anyone looking to grow innovation
2018: The first masters degree was added, Masters of Accountancy
2017: Trailblazer Art in the City project launched
2022: The university changes their name to Utah Tech University
2021: The campus landscape changed with the addition of the Science Engineering & Technology Building and Campus View Suites II bringing the total to 12 new or renovated buildings.
2020: The university officially goes Division 1