We Are Utah State

About USU Blanding

This Is Our Utah State

Since our founding in 1977, the Blanding campus has undergone many transformations to become Utah State University Blanding. As part of USU, you graduate with more than a degree — you graduate an Aggie.



The mission of Utah State University is to be one of the nation's premier student-centered land-grant and space-grant universities by fostering the principle that academics come first, by cultivating diversity of thought and culture, and by serving the public through learning, discovery, and engagement.


At USU Blanding

More Degrees Than Ever Before

Utah State University was founded as Utah's land-grant university, and as such, our mission is to provide higher education throughout Utah. USU Blanding adds to this mission by providing traditional and technical education to students throughout southeastern Utah.

Degrees IconBlanding provides many options for students to explore their passion in either a traditional academic setting or a technical education environment.

Explore Degrees at USU Blanding | Explore Career and Technical Education

Associate • Bachelor's
Master's • Doctorate
Certificates • Professional

Canyon Country

Blanding & Surrounding Area

Our Campus Home

USU Blanding is located in Utah's Canyon Country in the southeastern corner of the state. Blanding City and the surrounding area provides a beautiful back-drop for a stellar education. Residents and visitors have the opportunity to experience beautiful scenery and varied outdoor activities from site-seeing and museums to climbing, hiking, and ATV trail-riding.

Average Summer Temperature 88 Degrees

Average Winter Temperature 44 degrees

Student Population 583

Blanding City Population 3,690

The Blanding Campus is located approximately 300 miles southeast of Salt Lake City.


We are close to:

  • Bears Ears National Monument
  • Monument Valley
  • Four Corners Monument
  • Arches National Park


Where you can:

  • Hike or climb
  • Bike
  • ATV or 4-wheel
  • Raft or kayak
  • Camp
  • And more!

Student in viewing surrounding scenery

History & Tradition

Est. 1977

The Little College That Could — And Still Does

Founded in 1977, the Utah State University Blanding Campus opens doors for residents in Utah’s remote southeast corner, including Native Americans in the Four-Corners region. It is a college campus small enough to keep students from getting lost in the crowd but with connections large enough to offer endless possibilities. It is a stepping stone from high school to college and on to a successful career.

The Blanding campus also supports many learning centers in the Four-Corners area providing educational access to dozens of sites in a service region of more than 40,000 square miles, half of which are in tribal lands.

Together: The Building of a Community College by Robert S. McPherson