Dixie State College of Utah

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225 S. 700 E

Saint George, UT 84770-2876

Phone: (435) 652-7500
2013-2014 Tuition
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Aug. 15
application deadline

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Dixie State College of Utah is a public institution that was founded in 1911. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 8,840, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 117 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Its in-state tuition and fees are $3,648 (2013-14); out-of-state tuition and fees are $11,664 (2013-14).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

DSU 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. DSU enhances its campus climate by promoting cultural and demographic diversity, and by inviting students to participate in its open-door, post-secondary educational programs. DSU is committed to open enrollment and developing student learning capabilities. Students come from every county in Utah and from all sections of the United States, as well as internationally, to experience the Dixie spirit. One of the factors that buoy a student's choice is the college's low tuition costs. In a study done by USNews.com, Dixie State was ranked first in the state of Utah and third in the nation among public higher education institutions in terms of lowest in-state tuition and fees in 2005-06. The college currently resides in one of the fastest growing metropolitan regions in the United States. Approximately one thousand new residents a month call Washington County home.
Dixie State University is fast earning a reputation throughout the state and nation for its academic excellence. DSU's nursing program recently achieved the highest pass rate on the RN licensure exam among all university and college programs in Utah for the third consecutive year. Its dental hygiene students consistently score among the top 10 percent on national board exams and collectively received the highest score in the nation on their national boards in 2004. The college's achievements in athletics have made the college nationally renowned in many circles. Given its new academic mission, DSC athletics transitioned from the junior college ranks to NCAA Division II competition in 2006-07.
The college is firmly committed to the cultural arts. It provides many cultural opportunities for the community, many of which are now showcased in the college's brand new Eccles Fine Arts Center. The college also sponsors a Celebrity Concert Series, the annual Sears Dixie Invitational Art Show, the Southwest Symphony and Chorale, and the Tanner Amphitheater Summer Concert Series at the mouth of nearby Zion National Park.

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School type public, coed college
Year founded 1911
Religious affiliation N/A
Academic calendar semester
Setting city
2012 Endowment N/A


When applying to Dixie State College of Utah, it's important to note the application deadline is August 15. The application fee at Dixie State College of Utah is $35. It has an an acceptance rate of 62.8 percent.

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Selectivity N/A
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 62.8%
Application deadline August 15
SAT/ACT scores must be received by N/A

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Dixie State College of Utah is 25:1. The most popular majors at Dixie State College of Utah include: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs; Education; Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies; and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 57.8 percent.

Class sizes N/A
Student-faculty ratio 25:1
4-year graduation rate 22%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 20%
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 18%
Education 14%
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 13%
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 7%

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Student Life

Dixie State College of Utah has a total undergraduate enrollment of 8,840, with a gender distribution of 47 percent male students and 53 percent female students. Dixie State College of Utah is part of the NCAA II athletic conference.

Total enrollment 8,840
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity N/A
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority N/A
Collegiate athletic association NCAA II

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Campus Info & Services

Dixie State College of Utah offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring and health service. Dixie State College of Utah also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols and lighted pathways/sidewalks. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Dixie State College of Utah.

Students who have cars on campus N/A
Health insurance offered No

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Paying for School

At Dixie State College of Utah, 72.5 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $5,234.

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In-state tuition and fees $3,648 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees $11,664 (2013-14)
Room and board $5,048 (2013-14)
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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