Dixie State College of Utah

Tel: (435)652-7500
8,863 students
Public institution

Get admissions information on Dixie State College of Utah and online degrees at CampusExplorer.com.

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 College of Utah serves 8,863 students (61% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 10% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 14%.
Dixie State College of Utah is the only community colleges within Washington County, UT.

School Overview

The teacher population of - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
Dixie State College of Utah Community College Avg.
Institution Level Four or more years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public

Student Body

The student population of 8,863 teachers has grown by 92% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 28:1 has increased from 19:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.19 is less than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has declined by 62% over five years.
Total Enrollment
8,863 students
1,275 students
Dixie State College of Utah Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
5,393 students
829 students
Dixie State College of Utah Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
# Part-Time Students 3,470 students
1,020 students
Dixie State College of Utah Part-Time Students (2006-2012)
Dixie State College of Utah sch enrollment Dixie State College of Utah sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan 1%
1%
% Asian 1%
2%
Dixie State College of Utah Asian (2006-2012)
% Hawaiian 1%
1%
% Hispanic 5%
7%
Dixie State College of Utah Hispanic (2006-2012)
% Black 1%
12%
Dixie State College of Utah Black (2006-2012)
% White 90%
66%
Dixie State College of Utah White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races 1%
2%
Dixie State College of Utah More (2007-2012)
Dixie State College of Utah sch ethnicity Dixie State College of Utah sta ethnicity
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 0.45
Dixie State College of Utah Diversity Score (2006-2012)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $4,089 is less than the state average of $5,940. 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 $10,075. The out-state tuition has grown by 7% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $4,089 $5,940
Dixie State College of Utah In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $11,721 $10,075
Dixie State College of Utah Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Source: 2012 (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.

Get admissions information on Dixie State College of Utah and online degrees at CampusExplorer.com.

Nearby Schools:

  • College Loaction Mi. Students
  • No schools listed.
Recent Articles
Students Stuck for Four Years to Earn an Associate?s Degree
Students Stuck for Four Years to Earn an Associate?s Degree
A recent report revealed that many California community college students take twice as long to get an associate’s degree as is normally required. While community college is less expensive than attending a four-year institution, students who drag out their degree programs lose much of that savings in additional tuition, fees, textbooks, and lost wages. In this article, we examine the reasons why some students take so long to graduate.
Undeserved Community College Accreditation: Abuse of Power?
Complaints about the current system of accrediting community colleges, combined with the quickly changing scope of community college education and how it’s delivered, may soon necessitate changes in the way that community college programs are accredited.
Competency-Based Education: Better for Your Academic Success?
In recent years, interest in competency-based education has risen drastically. It is a form of learning in which students engage in self-paced instruction and assessment of aptitudes rather than attending traditional courses and receiving traditional grades. Seen as the future of community college education by some, and as a cheapened version of a real education by others, competency-based education appears to be here to stay.