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- This year’s graduates will receive 344 two-year degrees and 146 certificates. Students may earn two-year Associate of Applied Science degrees, Associate of Science transfer degrees, and/or one-year certificates. The most popular degrees are Business, General Studies, and Interior Design
- Overall enrollment this year averaged about 2,000 students.
- Students come from all 50 states and 67 countries.
- Sixty percent of students are under 25 years of age.
- Nearly all students—99 percent—are members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
- Twenty-one percent are married.
- Gender distribution of graduates is 55 percent male, 45 percent female.
- 75 percent of the males and 15 percent of the females are returned missionaries.
- This year’s youngest graduate is 18; the oldest is 61.
- All students agree to live by an honor code that encourages modest dress, personal integrity, moral cleanliness, honest conduct, and abstention from alcohol, tobacco, coffee, tea, and illegal drugs.
- LDS Business College was founded November 15, 1886 (ten years before Utah gained statehood) by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, which owns the institution. Karl G. Maeser was the founding principal.
- The College offers programs in accounting, business, business administrative support, entrepreneurship, health professions, information systems, paralegal studies, professional sales, interior design, and two-year Associate of Science transfer degrees in General Studies or Business. The College’s mission is to prepare students for the job market with a skills-oriented education in an LDS environment.
- Resident tuition per semester is $1,490.
- Administrative officers include: J. Larry Richards, president; Carolyn S. Brown, vice president for academic affairs, development and accreditation; Jerry M. Bryan, vice president of administration and liaison; R. Brent Cherrington, chief information officer; Craig V. Nelson, vice president of public affairs and advancement; and Bob H. Wiser, vice president of finance and controller
- Prominent faculty and alumni include: James E. Talmage, LDS apostle, scholar, principal from 1888 to 1892; Willard Young, son of Brigham Young, principal from 1905 to 1915; Bryant S. and Ada Bitner Hinckley, faculty members in early 1900s, parents of LDS Church President Gordon B. Hinckley, (Bryant S. was also a college principal); President Gordon B. Hinckley; Elder Russell M. Nelson of the Quorum of Twelve; Church leaders LeGrand Richards, Bruce R. McConkie, Royden G. Derrick, and Marvin J. Ashton; Evan Stephens, music teacher and composer, LDS hymns; Richard L. Evans, “Music and the Spoken Word,” Class of 1923; Monte C. Nelson, Owner of H&&R Block franchises, Class of 1948; Albert Choules, vice president Coltrin & Associates, Class of 1949; Marilyn S. Bateman, wife of former BYU president Merrill J. Bateman, Class of 1958; John Simcox, Owner of Bullock and Loosee Jewelers, Class of 1970; Keith Clark, vice president, marketing, Nevada Blue Cross & Blue Shield, Class of 1983.