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When it comes to pursuing your education in Utah, you may want to consider the mid-sized city of Orem: population 80,000-plus.

Orem, Utah Career Colleges, Technical Schools, and Universities

Looking for accredited career colleges, technical schools, and universities in Orem, Utah. Each degree from a Orem, Utah Career College, a post-secondary for-profit institution, offers an education with an in-demand career field.

At career colleges in Utah, you typically don't take general education classes in core subjects such as English and math. Instead, you focus on career-related courses.

Utah Area Career and Technical Training Programs:

Orem, Utah Colleges and Universities

In 2010, Forbes magazine ranked Orem as the 5th best place in the country to raise a family. With a small-town feel, Orem is home to 88,328 people. Part of the metropolitan area of Provo-Orem, the city is only 45 minutes away from the state capital, Salt Lake City, and within minutes of numerous outdoor activities.

Orem, Utah Colleges and Universities

Brigham Young University is only six miles away in Provo. The 557-acre campus accommodates more than 30,000 students. The school offers more than 125 academic programs with tuition and fees coming in at around $4,560. Also located in Provo, Utah Valley University, or UVU, is a public, coed college with tuition and fees at around $4,500 for in-state students and $12,940 for those out-of-state. The institution offers certificates, diplomas, associate, transfer-associate and bachelor's degrees. Enrollment topped at 33,000 in fall of 2011, making UVU the largest institution in Utah.

Stevens-Henager College of Business, located in Orem, Utah, offers undergraduate degrees both on-campus and online. It provides career-oriented programs for interests in health care, modern business, graphic arts and information technology. Tuition and fees are approximately $14,730.

Job outlook

Utah's economy has expanded 3.5 percent annually over the past five years and is attracting the interest of large companies such as eBay, Goldman Sachs and Adobe, expected to be based in Orem and to create 1,000 new jobs. The median annual income in Orem from 2006 to 2010 was $50,738 and the median home value was $215,800. With 36.3 percent of adults holding a bachelor's degree or higher, education proves to be tops when living in the city.

Author: Heather Bieber

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