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Career Colleges and Universities in West Jordan, Utah

West Jordan, Utah Career Colleges, Technical Schools, and Universities

Looking for accredited career colleges, technical schools, and universities in West Jordan, Utah. Each degree from a West Jordan, 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.

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West Jordan, Utah Colleges and Universities

In West Jordan, Utah, you don't have to choose between lifestyles. On any given day, you can be in the mountains, at the river, in the suburbs, or in the city (Salt Lake City is 15 miles away). In this town of more than 103,000 people, the real estate mantra "location location location" rings true, allowing residents to enjoy many educational and business offerings.

West Jordan education

Salt Lake Community College has a campus in West Jordan. With a total of 60,000 students, Salt Lake Community College offers several associate degrees, certificates, and diplomas, in subjects ranging from anthropology to welding. Tuition is just over $3,000 a year for residents and $9,500 for out-of-state students.

Broadview University also has a campus in West Jordan. At this campus, students can choose from about 10 bachelor's degree programs, 15 associate degree programs, and three diplomas. Areas of study range from massage therapy to business administration. And of course, right next door is the renowned University of Utah, proving West Jordan-ites are truly on an academic landmine.

West Jordan economy

The main industries in West Jordan are education and health care (comprising 16.6 percent of the workforce) and retail (12.8 percent). Major employers in the area include Jordan Valley Medical Center, Mountain America Credit Union and SME Steel. The median household income is $65,805.

With a population growth of 51.8 percent between 2000 and 2010 and an unemployment rate of 6.0 percent, it appears that people are catching on. Better hurry before this best kept secret gets found out!

Author: Jon Fortenbury

Jon Fortenbury is a Reno-based freelance writer. He's written for many publications, including Las Vegas Review Journal, Nevada Magazine, and Reno News & Review. His interests include education, religious debates, and lengthy road trips.

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