Welcome to Southern Utah University in Cedar City, Utah — located among five breathtaking national parks — where learning is our primary focus. What you learn and experience while obtaining your degree will affect you — and those around you — for the rest of your life.
SUU was launched 115 years ago. The story of how this institution began is inspirational; I encourage you to read our fascinating history. The spirit of the founders of SUU to support education and to foster student success remains evident even on today's campus. At SUU students are our first priority in all that we do.
Explore the numerous and diverse majors offered through our six outstanding colleges and schools. There are more than 85 undergraduate programs at the associates and bachelor degree levels. SUU also offers nine graduate programs. All of which are fully accredited.
At SUU, we're interested in contributing to your character as well as your intellect. Besides the excellent personalized training you will receive in the classroom with a 19:1 student/faculty ratio, we have some of the most enriching, extracurricular activities, including a roster of nearly 100 clubs and organizations, the Utah Summer Games and the Utah Shakespearean Festival. SUU is the region's cultural center.
The University also has 17 NCAA Division I athletic teams and is a proud member of the Big Sky Conference.
For all of these reasons, and many more, a degree from SUU is a valuable investment in your future. Our graduates enjoy a 94 percent job placement rate, and 87 percent of them are working in the field of their choice. We are driven to fulfill the charge in our Vision Statement — that is, to "promote personalized learning, and academic integrity (to) enable students and graduates to honor thought in all its finest forms and to excel in life."
We look forward to being part of your success!
With warmest regards,
Dr. Rich Kendell
August 19, 2013: President's Welcome Back presentation for Faculty/Staff