Dixie State University

Tel: (435)652-7500
  • 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 8,570 students (62% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 26:1 is lower than the state community college average of 30:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 15% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 21%.
  • Dixie State University is the only community colleges within Washington County, UT.
  • The nearest community college to Dixie State University is Pima Medical Institute-Las Vegas (109.0 miles away).

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School Overview

  • The teacher population of 330 teachers has grown by 15% over five years.
Dixie State University(UT) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelFour or more yearsFour or more years
Institution ControlPublicPrivate, non-profit
Total Faculty330 staff34 staff
Dixie State University Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of Dixie State University has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 26:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Dixie State University diversity score of 0.27 is less than the state average of 0.37. The school's diversity has grown by 44% over five years.
Total Enrollment8,570 students914 students
Dixie State University Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio26:130:1
Dixie State University Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students5,299 students270 students
Dixie State University Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students3,271 students644 students
Dixie State University Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Dixie State University Enrollment Breakdown UT All Enrollment Breakdown
Total Dormitory Capacity
Dixie State University Dormitory Capacity (2014-2016)
% American Indian/Alaskan
Dixie State University American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2016)
% Asian
Dixie State University Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
Dixie State University Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Dixie State University Black (2007-2016)
% White
Dixie State University White (2007-2016)
% Hawaiian
Dixie State University Hawaiian (2008-2016)
% Two or more races
Dixie State University More (2011-2016)
% Non Resident races
Dixie State University Non Resident (2007-2016)
% Unknown races
Dixie State University Ethnicity Breakdown UT All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.270.37
Dixie State University Diversity Score (2007-2016)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$39,600$32,700
Dixie State University Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $4,456 is less than the state average of $6,840. The in-state tuition has grown by 14% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $12,792 is less than the state average of $14,426. The out-state tuition has declined by 5% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$4,456$6,840
Dixie State University In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$12,792$14,426
Dixie State University Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid86%89%
Dixie State University % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$16,078$19,629
Dixie State University Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$6,750$6,625
Dixie State University Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (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.

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For Utah public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $6,840 per year for in-state students and $14,426 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,781 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Utah community colleges have a diversity score of 0.37, which is lower than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in Utah is Eagle Gate College-Murray. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.