Introducing one of Capture Higher Ed’s newest partners Snow College, one of the oldest junior colleges west of the Mississippi. With an enrollment of 5,100 students, the two-year state college in rural central Utah offers certificates and associate degrees in everything from business and applied technology to fine arts and the social sciences.
Snow, which has campuses in Ephraim and Richfield (and offers online education), gives students the chance to study and grow in a fun, safe, residential environment. It boasts particularly strong science and engineering programs, offering a new bachelor’s degree in software engineering. It also awards a bachelor’s degree in music through its highly regarded Horne School of Music.
Founded in 1888 as Sanpete Stake Academy, the institution was renamed in 1923 for Lorenzo and Erastus Snow, early leaders in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church). The college was transferred from the church to the state of Utah in 1931.
In recent years, Snow has received national recognition for its high graduation rates and transfer rates into four-year universities. It also gets high marks for having the most affordable tuition in Utah, providing a supportive environment for student success and preparing its graduates for the workforce.
In addition, the college has excellent traditions in athletics. The school’s football program, which won the National Junior College Championship in 1985 and was runner-up in 2006, is a reliable incubator for players who go on to play for NCAA Division I schools.
According to its mission, Snow College promotes innovation and student achievement by “providing a vibrant learning environment that empowers students to achieve their educational goals, encouraging and supporting innovative initiatives that create dynamic learning experiences for the college community, and creating learning and service opportunities, locally and globally, to engage students, faculty, staff, and surrounding communities.”
We are proud to welcome Snow College to the Capture family.
By Kevin Hyde, Content Writer, Capture Higher Ed