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.

School Highlights

Dixie State University serves 11,193 students (59% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is higher than the state community college average of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 24% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 25%.

Top Rankings

Dixie State University ranks among the top 20% of community colleges in Utah for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 877 teachers has grown by 170% over five years.
Dixie State University(UT) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate/Associate's Colleges: Mixed Baccalaureate/Associate'sItem not available
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsFour or more years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty877 staff119 staff
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School CalendarLink to School Calendar

Student Body

The student population of Dixie State University has grown by 30% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has decreased from 26:1 over five years.
The Dixie State University diversity score of 0.41 is less than the state average of 0.42. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment11,193 students2,532 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio13:112:1
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# Full-Time Students6,580 students439 students
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# Part-Time Students4,613 students2,093 students
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# Undergraduate Students6,557 students439 students
# Graduate Students23 students93 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
720761
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% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
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% Asian
1%
2%
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% Hispanic
12%
13%
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% Black
2%
1%
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% White
76%
75%
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% Hawaiian
1%
1%
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% Two or more races
4%
3%
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% Non Resident races
2%
2%
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% Unknown races
1%
2%
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Diversity Score0.410.42
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$39,600$33,600
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $4,456 is less than the state average of $6,616. The in-state tuition has declined by 7% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $12,792 is less than the state average of $14,201. The out-state tuition has declined by 7% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$4,456$6,616
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Out-State Tuition Fees$12,792$14,201
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid92%86%
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Median Debt for Graduates$16,047$25,249
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Median Debt for Dropouts$5,500$6,394
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Source: 2020 (or 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.

Profile last updated: 04/11/2022

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