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IPEDS ID: 230171
OPE ID: 00367100
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Dixie State University
225 S 700 E, Saint George, Utah 84770-3876
General information:  (435) 652-7500
Type:  4-year, primarily associate's, Public
Awards offered:  Less than one year certificate
One but less than two years certificate
Associate's degree
Bachelor's degree
Campus setting:  City: Small
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  8,503 (all undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  19 to 1
Net Price
Athletic Graduation
Mission Statement
  Dixie State University is a public comprehensive university dedicated to rigorous learning and the enrichment of the professional and personal lives of its students and community by providing opportunities that engage the unique Southern Utah environment and resources.
Carnegie Classification
Baccalaureate/Associate's Colleges: Mixed Baccalaureate/Associate's
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC (Army)
Teacher certification
Distance education opportunities - undergraduate level
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2015Full timePart time
Total faculty208374
Research and public service00
Total graduate assistants-0
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2012-20132013-20142014-20152015-2016% change 2014-2015 to 2015-2016
Tuition and fees
Books and supplies$900$900$900$9000.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$5,048$5,048$5,048$5,2884.8%
Off Campus
Room and board$8,272$8,372$5,918$5,615-5.1%
Off Campus with Family
Total Expenses2012-20132013-20142014-20152015-2016% change 2014-2015 to 2015-2016
On Campus$19,541$19,743$17,546$18,8167.2%
Off Campus$22,765$20,579$18,416$19,1433.9%
Off Campus with Family$12,381$10,803$11,094$11,5083.7%
On Campus$27,173$27,759$25,882$27,4025.9%
Off Campus$30,397$28,595$26,752$27,7293.7%
Off Campus with Family$20,013$18,819$19,430$20,0943.4%
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Alternative Tuition Plans
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Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
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Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2014-2015
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid11,34783%————
Grant or scholarship aid1,23176%$6,783,036$5,510
Federal grants71344%$3,087,075$4,330
Pell grants71344%$3,077,375$4,316
Other federal grants211%$9,700$462
State/local government grant or scholarships75346%$2,682,408$3,562
Institutional grants or scholarships39725%$1,013,553$2,553
Student loan aid58336%$3,027,037$5,192
Federal student loans58136%$2,943,523$5,066
Other student loans121%$83,514$6,960
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid15,07459%$25,067,885$4,940
Pell grants3,83345%$15,853,962$4,136
Federal student loans2,96035%$19,132,565$6,464
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price$15,478$14,048$12,525
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2012-20132013-20142014-2015
$0 – $30,000$14,350$10,311$9,698
$30,001 – $48,000$14,517$11,610$10,438
$48,001 – $75,000$16,499$12,706$11,692
$75,001 – $110,000$17,960$13,424$12,103
$110,001 and more$18,527$13,305$11,732
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2015
Total enrollment (all undergraduate)8,503
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment486
Attendance StatusStudent Gender
Attendance Status:
Full-time: 63%
Part-time: 37%Student Gender:
Male: 47%
Female: 53%
Student Race/ethnicity
Student Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 1%
Asian: 1%
Black or African American: 2%
Hispanic/Latino: 10%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 1%
White: 78%
Two or more races: 3%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 1%
Non-resident alien: 2%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 75%
25 and over: 25%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 70%
Out-of-state: 26%
Foreign countries: 4%
Unknown: 0%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2014.
Undergraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 4%
Enrolled in some distance education: 33%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 63%
Undergraduate application fee (2015-2016): $35
  • This institution has an open admission policy. Contact the institution for more information.
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Student retention:
Full-time students: 58%
Part-time students: 33%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2014 and Returned in Fall 2015
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 47 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2015.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2009
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 35%
Transfer-out rate: 32%
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Overall graduation rate by gender
Overall graduation rate by gender:
Male: 29%
Female: 40%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2009 and Graduated Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Overall graduation rate by race/ethnicity
Overall graduation rate by race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 15%
Asian: 29%
Black or African American: 14%
Hispanic/Latino: 29%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 13%
White: 39%
Two or more races: 0%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 23%
Non-resident alien: 50%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2009 and Graduated Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rates

Bachelor’s degree graduation rates measure the percentage of entering students beginning their studies full-time and seeking a bachelor's degree, who earn a bachelor’s degree within a specified amount of time. At this institution, 28 percent of the overall cohort were pursuing bachelor's degrees in 2009.

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Bachelor's degree rate:
[Began in Fall 2007]
4-year: 8%
6-year: 18%
8-year: 22%
[Began in Fall 2009]
4-year: 10%
6-year: 18%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2014-2015
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramAssociateBachelorUndergraduate
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
  • d identifies programs and award levels that are offered as a distance education program. For program category totals, d is shown if one or more programs in the category are offered as a distance education program.
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General-43-
Category total-43-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General6064-
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other2--
Business and Personal/Financial Services Marketing Operations0-0
Finance, General-17-
Marketing/Marketing Management, General0-1
Category total621231
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Broadcast Journalism--1
Speech Communication and Rhetoric-99-
Category total-991
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General-32-
Computer Science-4-
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design--4
Category total-364
Biology Teacher Education-6-
Early Childhood Education and Teaching4--
Elementary Education and Teaching-40-
Mathematics Teacher Education-3-
Music Teacher Education-5-
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education-1-
Social Science Teacher Education-0-
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other-0-
Category total455-
Category total1--
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General-16-
Category total-16-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Spanish Language and Literature-13-
Category total-13-
Health Professions and Related Programs
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist-2-
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist2115-
Emergency Care Attendant (EMT Ambulance)--31
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)1-6
Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide--182
Phlebotomy Technician/Phlebotomist--56
Physical Therapy Technician/Assistant15--
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer14--
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse6044-
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist11--
Surgical Technology/Technologist--10
Category total12261285
History, General-3-
Category total-3-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies1426-
Cyber/Computer Forensics and Counterterrorism--18
Category total142618
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
General Studies805d--
Category total805d--
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General-6-
Category total-6-
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician5-7
Mechanics and Repairers, General0--
Category total5-7
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other-48-
Category total-48-
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General-0-
Category total-0-
Psychology, General-44-
Category total-44-
Transportation and Materials Moving
Aviation/Airway Management and Operations-0-
Category total-0-
Visual and Performing Arts
Art/Art Studies, General-22-
Dance, General-0-
Music, General-10-
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology-7-
Category total-39-
Grand total1,013612316
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Yellow Ribbon Program (officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Educational Benefits, 2014-2015
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 117
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 21
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: $3,041
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: $1,513
Full-time students: 100%
Part-time students: 33%
Retention rate is the percentage of undergraduate students who began their studies in academic year 2013-14 and returned in academic year 2014-15
2014-2015 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division II (with football) MenWomen
Track and Field, X-Country1012
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities9/1/1945 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. – May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs10/1/2002 -  Accredited
Nursing (PNUR) - Practical nursing programs10/1/2002 - 12/17/2010Closed by Institution
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program10/1/2010 -  Accredited
American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation
Dental Hygiene (DH)1/29/1999 -  Accredited
American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
Physical Therapy (PTA) - Programs for the physical therapist assistant10/28/2009 - 11/9/2011Accredited
Physical Therapy (PTA) - Programs for the physical therapist assistant11/9/2011 -  Accredited
Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
Radiologic Technology (RAD) - Programs for radiographers4/20/2007 -  Accredited
2014 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201220132014
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations191027
Liquor law violations362223
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201220132014
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations1998
Liquor law violations241217
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201220132014
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible02
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)00
Statutory rape0
Aggravated assault001
Motor vehicle theft000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201220132014
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible00
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)00
Statutory rape0
Aggravated assault001
Motor vehicle theft000
  • (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • As of the 2015 data collection (2014 data onwards), statistics for Sex offenses - Forcible and Sex offenses - Non-forcible are no longer collected. Rape, Fondling, Incest and Statutory rape statistics were not collected prior to the 2015 data collection.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201320122011
Default rate13.5%15.2%17.8%
Number in default297315279
Number in repayment2,1982,0621,561
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)