Utah Valley University (UVU) is a public university in Orem, Utah. UVU offers Master's, Bachelor's, and associate degrees. Previously called Utah Valley State College, the school attained university status in July 2008.UVU is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. Individual programs, schools and colleges, and departments are accredited, certified, or recognized by 19 specialized accreditation agencies.
Vocational accreditation was granted in 1976, and renewed in 1990 and 1995 by the Utah State Office of Vocational Education. In December 2006, the UVU School of Business received initial accreditation from the AACSB with that accreditation being maintained in 2011.
About 88% of UVU students come from Utah but an increasing number of students come from other states, and other countries. In 2016, UVU students represented all 50 US states, the District of Columbia, and 74 countries.UVU's in-state tuition and fees cost roughly $5,530 (2016–17); out-of-state tuition and fees are $15,690 (2016–17).