Frequently Asked Questions

1. Where is Stevens-Henager College located?

SHC is located in Salt Lake City, the state capital of Utah. Utah is located in the western part of the U.S., near the state of California. The closest major cities are Las Vegas, Nevada and Denver, Colorado. We also have a campus in San Diego, California open for International Undergraduate Students.

2. When was the college founded?

The college was founded in 1891. It has been educating students for almost 120 years.

3. Which university is the college affiliated with?

In the U.S., there are many names for institutions of higher learning. Such institutions may be called schools, colleges, institutes, or universities. Names do not signify prestige or quality. A university is not higher than an institute nor is a college higher than a university. All institutions are considered equal if they are accredited by the same organization.

4. Is Stevens-Henager College accredited?

Yes, the college is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). ACCSC is recognized by the United States Department of Education (USDE) as an official accrediting agency.

5. What is the difference between a university and a college?

The only major difference is size. Typically, a college has less than 10,000 students where a university may have more than 30,000 students.

6. How many countries are represented at Stevens-Henager College?

The college has students from around 25 different countries.



Curricular Practical Training is a program that allows international graduate students to receive practical training and work experience with U.S. companies while they study for a Master’s degree.

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Optional Practical Training is a 12 month temporary employment authorization that provides an opportunity for graduate students who have completed or have been pursuing their degrees for more than nine months to apply knowledge acquired from their academic program to a work experience in their major field of study.

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Stevens-Henager College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).

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