The teacher population of - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
||Dixie State College of Utah
||Community College Avg.
||Four or more years
||At least 2 but less than 4 years
Finances and Admission
The in-state tuition of $4,089 is less than the state average of $5,890. The in-state tuition has grown by 30% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $11,721 is more than the state average of $10,047. The out-state tuition has grown by 7% over four years.
|In-State Tuition Fees
|Out-State Tuition Fees
Source: 2012 (latest year available) IPEDS
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 ï¿½Mormon Colonizer,ï¿½ 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 ï¿½ 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 ï¿½Dixie Academy.ï¿½ 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.