Dixie State University

Tel: (435)652-7500
8,570 students
Public institution
DSC is a publicly supported institution'authorized by the Utah State Board of Regents'with two interdependent tiers. DSC offers associate degrees and certificate programs that meet the needs of students, the community and the state. The College also offers baccalaureate programs in high demand areas and in core or foundational areas consistent with four-year colleges. Dixie State College enhances its campus climate by promoting cultural and demographic diversity, and by inviting students to participate in its open-door, post-secondary educational programs.
School Highlights
Dixie State University serves 8,570 students (62% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 26:1 is lower than the state community college average of 31:1.
Minority enrollment is 15% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 20%.
Dixie State University is the only community colleges within Washington County, UT.
The nearest community college is Pima Medical Institute-Las Vegas (109.00 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 330 teachers has grown by 17% over five years.
College Dixie State University Community College Avg.
Institution Level Four or more years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 330 staff
62 staff
Dixie State University Total Faculty (2006-2014)

Student Body

The student population of 8,570 has grown by 11% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 26:1 has decreased from 27:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.27 is less than the national average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment 8,570 students 1,371 students
Dixie State University Total Enrollment (2006-2014)
Student : Teacher Ratio 26:1
Dixie State University Student Staff (2006-2014)
# Full-Time Students 5,299 students
779 students
Dixie State University Full-Time Students (2006-2014)
# Part-Time Students 3,271 students
1,083 students
Dixie State University Part-Time Students (2006-2014)
Dixie State University Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
Dixie State University American Indian/Alaskan (2006-2014)
% Asian
Dixie State University Asian (2006-2014)
% Hispanic
Dixie State University Hispanic (2006-2014)
% Black
Dixie State University Black (2006-2014)
% White
Dixie State University White (2006-2014)
% Hawaiian
Dixie State University Hawaiian (2007-2013)
% Two or more races
Dixie State University More (2007-2014)
% Unknown races
Dixie State University Unknown (2006-2014)
% Non Resident races
Dixie State University Non Resident (2006-2014)
Dixie State University Ethnicity Breakdown  Community College Average Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.27 0.70
Dixie State University Diversity Score (2006-2014)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $4,456 is less than the state average of $5,664. The in-state tuition has grown by 14% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $12,792 is more than the state average of $10,360. The out-state tuition has declined by 5% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $4,456 $5,664
Dixie State University In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
Out-State Tuition Fees $12,792 $10,360
Dixie State University Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
Total Dormitory Capacity 351 271
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 86%
Dixie State University % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2014)
Source: 2014 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Dixie State College of Utah is a state supported college with a two-tiered mission under the direction of the Utah State Board of Regents. First, it is a comprehensive community college designed to meet the educational, technical and vocational needs of the community. Second, Dixie State has been authorized by the regents to offer four-year degrees that are in demand in the local area. Currently, four baccalaureate programs are provided: business administration, computer and information technology, elementary education, and nursing. The college is fully accredited by the Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges and is a member of the American Association of Community Colleges and the American Council of Education. When the Civil War threatened a shortage of cotton goods in the West, Brigham Young, the 'Mormon Colonizer,' sent 300 families to southwestern Utah to raise cotton and build a factory for manufacturing cloth. This colonization, which began in 1861, was an historic epic in hardship and struggle. The combination of semi-tropical climate and cotton raising caused early settlers to refer to the area as Utah's Dixie ' hence the name Dixie State College. When it began operation in 1911, the school was officially called the St. George Stake Academy, but it was soon nicknamed 'Dixie Academy.' In 1923 it became Dixie Junior College, and in 1970, Dixie College. In July of 2000, the school officially became known as Dixie State College of Utah as it added four-year degree programs to its academic offerings. Thus, in one form or another, the name has endured. The college offers Associate of Arts (AA), Associate of Science (AS), Associate of Science in Business (ASB), Associate of Pre-Engineering (APE) and Associate of Science in Criminal Justice degrees. Bachelor Degrees are offered in Business Administration, Computer & Information Technology, Elementary Education, Nursing (BSN) and Communication & New Media.

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Did You Know?
For Utah public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $7,708 per year for in-state students and $14,476 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $13,929 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Utah community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.35, which is lower than the national average of 0.50. The most diverse community college in Utah is Eagle Gate College-Murray. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.