College Profile: Dixie State University
Dixie State College of Utah (also DSC, Dixie College, or the Dixie State) is a college located in St. George, Utah. The institution was started by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints on September 19, 1911, under the name "St. George Stake Academy". In 1916, the academy became "Dixie Normal College", and then in 1923 the name was changed to "Dixie Junior College". In 1933 the LDS Church discontinued its support of the College. In 1970, the school became "Dixie College", then in 2000 it become "Dixie State College of Utah" when the Utah State Legislature granted the college baccalaureate degree status. When the school first opened its doors, there were only 42 students. In 2000, enrollment had reached approximately 7,000 students. On the morning of Friday, September 7, 2007, Dixie State College Board of Trustees members announced that Dixie State College of Utah will petition the University of Utah to become the University of Utah—St. George. The proposal was approved by the Dixie State College Board of Trustees on October 7, 2007, and by the University of Utah Board of Trustees on October 14, 2007. The two institutions will form a task force to define the parameters of an enhanced affiliation, to be approved by both Trustee boards, the Utah State Board of Regents, and the Utah State Legislature. The process is expected to be complete by 2009. The college offers baccalaureate degrees in Accounting,Biology, Business Administration, Computer and Information Technology, Criminal Justice, Elementary Education, English, Dental Hygiene, Nursing and Communications, with Communications emphases in Journalism, Film, and Human Communication. The administration of Dixie is working to provide more bachelor's degrees and applying with the Utah state Commissioner of Higher Education and Board of Regents for degrees including Secondary Education. Associate degree offerings include Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, Associate of Science in Business, Associate of Pre-Engineering and Associate of Science in Criminal Justice as well as an Associate of Applied Science in Automotive Mechanics. Also, certifications can be received including nursing, medical radiography, Automotive Mechanics and Dental Hygene. The College has had a successful athletic program as a member of the NJCAA. The college made the jump to NCAA Division II on July 1, 2006, as a provisional member for four years. After the transition period, it will be able to compete for national champions and become a full member in the NCAA. The team name is the Rebels. The school is given provisional membership into the Pacific West Conference. Additionally, on April 2nd and 3rd, 2007, former St. George resident and current Chinese National Team Pitching Coach Bruce Hurst secured an exhibition game the Rebel's baseball team and the Chinese National Team. The primary campus of Dixie State College of Utah is located in St. George, Utah, with the Hurricane Education Center campus extension located in Hurricane, Utah.
435-652-7575 (financial aid)
||Public, 4-year or above|
||5,000 - 9,999|
|Title IV Eligibility
||Participates in Title IV federal financial aid programs|
College Student Services Offered
||Academic/career counseling service|
||Employment services for students||Yes
||Placement services for completers|
||On-campus day care for students' children||
College Special Learning Opportunities
||Distance learning opportunities|
||ROTC: Air Force||
Sources: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)
Dixie State University Website
Admissions Considerations & Recommendations
|Open admission policy
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||Student Body Size||Yes
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College Levels Offered
||Less than one year certificate||Yes
||One but less than two years certificate|
||Two but less than 4 years certificate|
All Academic Programs
- Art/Art Studies, General.
- Humanities/Humanistic Studies.
- Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General.
- Nurse/Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant.
- Botany/Plant Biology.
- Surgical Technology/Technologist.
- Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN).
- Biology/Biological Sciences, General.
- Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician.
- Criminal Justice/Safety Studies.
- Political Science and Government, General.
- Early Childhood Education and Teaching.
- Tourism and Travel Services Management.
- Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General.
- General Studies.
- Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training (LPN, LVN, Cert.
- Computer and Information Sciences, General.
- Airframe Mechanics and Aircraft Maintenance Technology/Technician.
- CAD/CADD Drafting and/or Design Technology/Technician.
- Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician.
- Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design.
- Elementary Education and Teaching.
- Secondary Education and Teaching.
- Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric.
- Psychology, General.
- Social Work.
- Business/Commerce, General.
- Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician.
- Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic).
- Pre-Law Studies.
- Engineering, General.
- Business Administration and Management, General.
- General Office Occupations and Clerical Services.
- Physics, General.
- Geology/Earth Science, General.
- Architectural Drafting and Architectural CAD/CADD.
- Economics, General.
- Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General.
- Plumbing Technology/Plumber.
- Radio and Television.
- Mathematics, General.
- Graphic and Printing Equipment Operator, General Production.
- Foreign Languages and Literatures, General.
- Dance, General.
- Chemistry, General.
- History, General.
- Physical Education Teaching and Coaching.
- Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician.
- English Language and Literature, General.
- Music, General.
- Broadcast Journalism.
- Dental Hygiene/Hygienist.
- Computer Science.
- Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other.
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