Founded in 1888, Utah State University is located in Logan, Utah which is eighty-one miles northeast of Salt Lake City. President Lincoln signed the Morrill-Land Grant Colleges Act that provided for the establishment of a university in each state and territory and Utah built the Utah Agricultural College. The college received university status in 1957 and was given its current name. The University now awards associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees with many programs being offered online as well as in traditional classroom settings. USU prides itself on remaining true to its initial principle of dedicating itself to its land and its people. The university is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities and is classified as a Doctoral/Research University-Extensive school by the Carnegie Corporation.