Dixie State College Of Utah

Dixie State College Of Utah

Dixie State College of Utah is located in St. George, Utah. The institution was originally started by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints on September 19, 1911, under the name "St. George Stake Academy." After various name changes, it finally became "Dixie State College of Utah" in 2000, when the Utah State Legislature granted the college baccalaureate degree status.

DSC enrolls more than 6,500 students annually. They offer a wide variety of bachelor's degrees and associate degree programs.

The College is a member of the NJCAA. DSC's sports teams are known as the Rebels.

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Dixie State College of Utah
225 S 700 E
Saint George , UT 84770-3876
General Phone: (435) 652-7500

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Dixie State Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Nursing and Emergency Medicine602EMT paramedic, registered nursing, licensed practical nurse, nursing assistant
Liberal Arts583English, general studies
Business and Management100business, business management, accounting
Medical Support and Technology94dental hygienist, surgical tech, radiographer, phlebotomy
Education and Teaching42elementary school teaching, early childhood education
Computer Science and Engineering21computer and info science, web design
Media17communication studies, digital communications, printing equipment operation
Security and Law Enforcement3criminal justice and safety
Mechanics and Repair2automobile mechanics

Number of programs and degrees for Dixie State in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree1509
Award of less than 1 academic year4805
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years1006
Associate's degree74112

Dixie State Student Body

In 2007-2008, Dixie State had a total enrollment of 5,598 students (4,132 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
Unknown 95%
(Foreign Students) 5%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 14%
18-19 29%
20-21 17%
22-24 17%
25-29 11%
30-34 4%
35-39 3%
40-49 3%
50-64 2%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)


Dixie State Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 57 %

Dixie State Room and Board (2007)

Dixie State offers campus housing for 264 of its 4,132 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of St. George, Utah for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Utah Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Dixie State Admissions and Selectivity

Application Requirements:

Years of College Work Before Admittancenot required

Dixie State Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 2,893
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 10,063
Room and board $ 3,398
Room charge $ 1,400
Board (meal plan) charge $ 1,998
Books and supplies $ 950
Other expenses $ 5,928

Financial Aid:
Dixie State participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 367100)

Dixie State Faculty

Dixie State has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track3834
Non-tenured and not on tenure track47

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Instructorcalendar year0*1*
All faculty totalcalendar year0*1*

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year24$77,1004$67,578
Associate professoracademic year20$63,04414$59,273
Assistant professoracademic year28$51,46628$51,437
Instructoracademic year9$46,32512$42,462
All faculty totalacademic year81$61,34958$52,585

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Dixie State Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Great Northwest Athletic Conference
Basketball Pacific West Conference
Baseball Pacific West Conference
Track Pacific West Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports65258

Dixie State Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design

Education And Teaching
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Elementary Education and Teaching

Engineering, General

Liberal Arts
English Language and Literature, General
General Studies

Mechanics And Repair
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
Graphic and Printing Equipment Operator, General Production

Medical Support And Technology
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer
Surgical Technology/Technologist

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Nurse/Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Biology/Biological Sciences, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

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What Sets Dixie State Apart:

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% of degrees in liberal arts
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Top 9%Dixie State % of degrees in liberal arts
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Top 11%Dixie State Dorm rooms per full-time student
Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs
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Top 12%Dixie State Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs
% of degrees in nursing and emergency medicine
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Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
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Top 16%Dixie State Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)

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