Formerly known as Utah Valley Community College, Utah Valley State College
(UVSC) is a publicly-funded college located in Orem, Utah. Although
the college has many courses of study, including an increasing number of bachelor's degree programs, it still retains many of its trade/technical school roots.UVSC is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges. Accreditation was
initially granted in 1969, renewed 1984, and 1995. Vocational accreditation was also granted UVSC in 1976 and renewed in 1990 and
1995 by the Utah State Office of Vocational Education.Approximately 20,000 to 25,000 students attend UVSC each semester.UVSC students are sometimes criticized as "also-rans" or "wannabes"; because of the proximity of UVSC to Brigham Young University in Provo, it is assumed that many of the students are local youth who couldn't get into BYU.The school mascot is the wolverine.