Founded in 1888 as Utah's agricultural college, USU has retained its focus on agriculture, while also growing to encompass domestic arts, and mechanic arts. The university offers programs in liberal arts, engineering, business, economics, natural resource sciences, as well as nationally ranked elementary & secondary education programs. It offers master's and doctoral programs in humanities, social sciences, and STEM areas. (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.) USU has nearly 29,000 students enrolled 18,000 of which live near or on campus, making USU the largest public residential campus in Utah.