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National standards recommend that colleges have one full-time therapist per 1,000 to 1,500 students available for counsel-
ing services. At Utah universities, many of schools do not meet that benchmark.
Westminster Southern BYU Snow Weber Utah Dixie Univ. of Utah Salt Lake
College Utah Univ. College State State State Utah Valley CC

Number of 3 9.5 29** 2.5 9.25 7.5 4 12.25 7 3.25


counselors (contracted)

Number of 2,800 9,300 33,000 3,500 18,600 16,000 9,000 32,000 35,000 30,000
students* (main campus)

1 counselor
per

number of
students
(each student
figure represents 930 979 1,000
100 students)
1,400
2,011
2,133 2,248
2,617

4,997 9,200

One day to About Three to 15 days One to Three to Usually 24 8.9 days Several Less than
Average a few two four weeks three weeks four weeks to 48 hours weeks two weeks
wait weeks weeks fall/winter (30% are
time referred out)
Source: Tribune reporting *Third-week fall 2016 enrollment; Weber State and Snow College reflect smaller than full enrollment **Number does not include four interns GRAPHIC BY TODD ADAMS | The Salt Lake Tribune