Dixie State College of Utah: Narrative Description

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225 South 700 East
St. George, UT 84770-3876
Tel: (435)652-7500; 888-GO2DIXIE
Admissions: (435)652-7704
Fax: (435)656-4005
Web Site: http://www.dixie.edu/


State-supported, primarily 2-year, coed. Part of Utah System of Higher Education. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, terminal associate, and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1911. Setting: 60-acre small town campus. Endowment: $9.9 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $2292 per student. Total enrollment: 8,373. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 24:1. 2,745 applied, 85% were admitted. 12% from top 10% of their high school class, 35% from top quarter, 64% from top half. Full-time: 3,531 students, 51% women, 49% men. Part-time: 4,842 students, 52% women, 48% men. Students come from 44 states and territories, 19 other countries, 13% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 3% Hispanic, 1% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 21% 25 or older, 2% live on campus, 5% transferred in. Retention: 48% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; computer/information sciences. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs. Off campus study.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: electronic application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Placement: SAT I, ACT, CPT or ACT COMPASS required; SAT or ACT recommended. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. State resident tuition: $1984 full-time, $67 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $7390 full-time, $292 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $382 full-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course level. Part-time tuition varies according to course level and course load. College room and board: $2380.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: local fraternities, local sororities. Most popular organizations: Dixie Spirit, Outdoor Club, Association of Women Students. Major annual events: homecoming, D-Week, Student Orientation Week. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols. 252 college housing spaces available. Options: coed, men-only housing available. Val A. Browning Library with 94,747 books, 34,538 microform titles, 263 serials, 13,411 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $777,768.

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