Dixie State University
- 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.
- The teacher population of 330 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
|Dixie State University||(UT) Community College Avg.|
|Institution Level||Four or more years||Four or more years|
|Institution Control||Public||Private, non-profit|
|Total Faculty||330 staff||34 staff|
|Total Enrollment||8,570 students||914 students|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||26:1||30:1|
|# Full-Time Students||5,299 students||270 students|
|# Part-Time Students||3,271 students||644 students|
|Total Dormitory Capacity||351||351|
|% American Indian/Alaskan|
|% Two or more races|
|% Non Resident races|
|% Unknown races|
|Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)||$39,600||$32,700|
Source: 2016 (or 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 '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.
- The nearest community college to Dixie State University is Pima Medical Institute-Las Vegas (109.0 miles away).
- College Location Mi. Students
- 988 students | 109.00 Mi3333 East Flamingo Road
Las Vegas,  NV  89121
- 800 students | 110.00 Mi170 North Stephaine Suite 145
Henderson,  NV  89074
- 944 students | 111.50 Mi3535 W. Sahara Avenue
Las Vegas,  NV  89102
- 952 students | 112.40 Mi2350 Corporate Circle
Henderson,  NV  89074
- 31,023 students | 113.00 Mi6375 W. Charleston Blvd.
Las Vegas,  NV  89146
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