Meeting Community Needs, Be a Part of Moab's Future

Future Moab Campus - Our Vision

Utah State University Moab provides post-secondary education rooted in civic engagement, allowing students to pursue purposeful careers and supports a diversified economy aligned with local workforce needs.

Who We Are

As Utah’s land-grant institution, USU provides higher education to residents throughout the state. Similar to how the Colorado River has carved and shaped the surrounding landscape, USU Moab has been shaping Grand County’s education landscape for over 45 years. Through partnerships with the school district, hospitals and local businesses, USU Moab has built programs to support local industry, along with diversified offerings to meet community needs. USU Moab will continue shaping the economic diversity of Moab and Grand County by addressing community needs through post-secondary education, technical training, workforce advancement, and infrastructure development.

USU Moab’s current campus is housed in a retrofitted office building. A new campus designed to support education is being built to develop new programs that meet specific needs of the regional area and to meet future demand. Progress is underway towards building a new campus in Moab’s unique setting.

Career-Focused Degrees

USU Moab provides degrees geared towards strengthening Moab and surrounding areas. A community-needs assessment is underway to determine which new programs are most suitable to give residents meaningful careers that impact the region. Below are current areas we hope to expand on with a new campus.

Education, Healthcare, and Social Sciences

The new campus will support the expansion of both undergraduate and graduate offerings in teacher education that prepare students for careers in the region’s public schools. USU Moab currently prepares students for licensure as nurses while providing them with clinical opportunities in collaboration with the local healthcare facilities. A new campus will provide more hands-on learning opportunities and laboratory space to help meet local industry needs. It will also provide space for more programs, like social sciences, giving students the ability to pursue purposeful careers to make differences in their communities.

Natural Resources, Recreation & Hospitality

USU Moab provides the opportunity to study natural resources, outdoor recreation and hospitality to support the surrounding environment. Moab’s economy is integrated with natural resources, outdoor recreation, and hospitality and tourism. Offering higher education in an internationally recognized destination will help sustain these initiatives. The new campus will expand new programs, covering outdoor product innovation, public land management and policies, and more.

Career and Technical Training

CTE provides technical training focused on skill sets to meet local industry needs. A new campus will broaden USU Moab’s current CTE offerings to high school students and community members. This will lead to a better-trained community with stronger job prospects to meet and exceed a higher standard of living.

USU Moab Countdown Reception

November 14th, 2019
HooDoo Ballroom
111 N 100 W
Countdown Reception

Review building designs. Learn about opportunities for community involvement. Hors d’oeuvres will be served.


Contribute to the new Moab campus building with a donation.



Learn more about the future USU-Moab campus.



Lianna Etchberger
For more information about the new campus and to learn about donation opportunities to make the new campus a reality, please contact Lianna Etchberger: