Here in Cedar City we do have Southern Utah University, this is a University that is consistently rated a “best buy” by several publications. It really does enjoy a fine reputation, especially in the field of Education. The students who study to become teachers here are hired all over the country.
We also enjoy two High Schools Canyon View High School and Cedar High School, both of which do well academically, we have two Middle Schools also carrying the same name as the High Schools, there are seven elementary schools, which include two that have been built in the past 5 years.
Education has been a priority in the Cedar City area since the late 1800’s when many of the pioneer families mortgaged their homes in order to build what is now Southern Utah University and to hire the teachers to staff the newly built college. Southern Utah University attracts students from different part of the United States, many of whom like it here so much that they stay here and live after they have graduated.