Dixie State University

Tel: (435)652-7500
8,407 students
Public institution

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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 8,407 students (62% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 31:1 is higher than the community college average of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 20% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 14%.
Dixie State University is the only community colleges within Washington County, UT.
The nearest community college is Pima Medical Institute-Las Vegas (109 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 271 teachers has grown by 12% over five years.
Dixie State University Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level Four or more years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 271 staff
59 staff

Student Body

The student population of 8,407 teachers has grown by 82% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 31:1 has increased from 22:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.19 is less than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has declined by 62% over five years.
Total Enrollment
8,407 students
1,282 students
Dixie State University Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 31:1
# Full-Time Students
5,199 students
810 students
Dixie State University Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 3,208 students
1,017 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Asian
% Hawaiian
% Hispanic
% Black
Dixie State University Black (2006-2013)
% White
Dixie State University White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
Dixie State University More (2007-2013)
% Unknown races
% Non Resident races
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. 0.19 0.53

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $4,291 is less than the state average of $5,742. The in-state tuition has grown by 22% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $12,307 is more than the state average of $10,294. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $4,291 $5,742
Out-State Tuition Fees $12,307 $10,294
Total Dormitory Capacity 353 255
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 87%
Source: 2013 (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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Nearby Schools:

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Las Vegas Pima Medical Institute-Las Vegas
    Private for-profit
    3333 East Flamingo Road
    Las Vegas, NV 89121
    109  Mi  |  871  students
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Did You Know?
For Utah public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,214 per year for in-state students and $12,336 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,698 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 0.25, which is lower than the national average of 0.53. The most diverse community college in Utah is Everest College-Salt Lake City. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.