active learning. active life.
“DO NOT GO WHERE THE PATH MAY LEAD, GO INSTEAD WHERE THERE IS NO PATH AND LEAVE A TRAIL.” ‑ RALPH WALDO EMERSON
Location St. George UTAH
100% ACCEPTANCE RATE
$$ $$ AVERAGE STUDENT HOUSING
82% of students are offered scholarships, grants, or other financial aid
21:1 STUDENTâ€“FACULTY RATIO
NCAA Division II teams
active learning. active life.
VA L U E AC T I V E E D U CAT I O N D E S T I N AT I O N I N N OVAT I O N CO M M U N I T Y E N G AG E M E N T P R E PA R AT I O N TRADITION
A WINNING COMBINATION: QUALITY EDUCATION & AFFORDABILITY We are a premier open-enrollment teaching institution, which means we welcome a diverse student body and make your learning our top priority. We offer 200 academic programs at one of the lowest tuition costs in the Western United States.
Utahâ€™s most affordable university
In CNBCâ€™s Top Ten Most Affordable Small Colleges in the nation
Best Regional Public Colleges in the West - U.S. News & World Report
Overall Regional College in the West - U.S. News & World Report
Lowest average debt in the nation for public 4-year colleges & universities
Of seniors rate a DSU education as excellent
Voted the Best of Southern Utah among 6 esteemed institutions
DSU ACADEMIC DEGREES College of Humanities & Social Sciences Master’s Degrees
Marriage & Family Therapy Technical Writing & Digital Rhetoric
Applied Sociology Communication Studies* Applied Leadership Health Communication Organization & Leadership Criminal Justice* Criminology Digital Defense & Security English Education Literary Studies English* Creative Writing Professional & Technical Writing History* History & Social Science Teaching Media Studies* Broadcasting Multimedia Journalism Public Relations Social Media Psychology* Spanish* Spanish Education
Associate Degrees Criminal Justice
American Sign Language* Communication Studies Creative Writing Criminology Digital Forensics English Education General English Global Studies* Health Psychology History Humanities & Philosophy* Media Studies Nonprofit Management Professional & Technical Writing Psychology Sociology* Social Justice Spanish
Art* BFA Studio Art 3-D / Sculpture / Ceramics Art Education Entertainment / Arts/ Animation Painting / Drawing / Illustration Photography / Digital Imagery Dance* Digital Film* Music* Music Education Music Performance Theatre* Theatre Education
Applied & Computational Math Actuarial Science Computational Math Data Analytics Bioinformatics Biology* Biology Education Biological Sciences Biomedical Sciences Natural Sciences Biology with Integrated Science Chemistry* Computer Science* Computer & Information Technology Information Technology* Software Development Web Design & Development* Design Digital Design* Graphic Design Interaction Design Mathematics* Mathematics Education Mechanical Engineering Molecular Biology-Biochemistry Physical Science Composite Teaching
College of the Arts Bachelor’s Degrees
College of Science, Engineering & Technology
Art Art History Dance Music Photography Theatre
Biology Biology Education Chemistry Chemistry Education Computer Science Digital Design Information Technology Mathematics Mathematics Education Web Design & Development Physics
*An emphasis in this program is available to fulfill the requirements for the Bachelor of Arts/Science in Integrated Studies. Other emphases not shown here are also available (see catalog).
College of Business Master’s Degree Accountancy
Accounting Business Administration Management Information Systems Finance Information Systems & Analytics Marketing*
College of Health Sciences Master’s Degree Athletic Training
Emergency Medical Services Medical Radiography Physical Therapist Assistant Respiratory Therapy Surgical Technology
Accounting Economics Management* Marketing
Applied Science in Health Sciences Dental Hygiene Exercise Science Pre-Occupational Therapy Pre-Physical Therapy Medical Laboratory Science Nursing Population Health Health Care Administration* Long Term Care Administration* Public Health* Recreation & Sport Management* Sport Management Corporate Recreation & Wellness Experience Industry Management
College of Education
Certificates & Endorsements
Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (A-EMT) Biotechnology Computing Fundamentals Design Elementary STEM Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Entrepreneurship ESL Proficiency General Education Maker Media Production Multimedia Journalism Paramedic Phlebotomy Professional Writing Retail Management Social Media Social Research Methods Strategic Communication Utah Math
General Technology – Business
Elementary Education Individualized Studies Integrated Studies
Early Childhood Education
Craig & Maureen Booth Honors Program Our most talented and motivated students challenge themselves to become critical thinkers in DSU’s Booth Honors Program. Honors students enjoy: Priority registration Exclusive scholarship opportunities and travel grants Unique internships, experiential learning, and study abroad experiences “The Booth” — Comfortable study space in the Holland Centennial Commons Honors recognition on transcript at graduation Visit integratedstudies.dixie.edu/honors-program.
Health Care Administration Long Term Care Administration Public Health
AC T I V E E D
LEAN FORWARD. At DSU, you wonâ€™t be lost in a crowded classroom. We provide hands-on, active learning experiences with small class sizes and caring, skilled professors who know your name.
D UCAT I O N
Average class size = 20
Studentâ€“faculty ratio DSU is a teaching institution, so professorsâ€™ sole focus is teaching
GUILLEM PARRA BAZAN Accounting Major
I love the small class sizes, which completely blew my mind, because itâ€™s so cool to have an education where you feel so connected to your professors, the administration, and fellow students.
BE AN ACTIVE LEARNER AT DSU. Imagine, develop, build, and test a new invention in the Makerspace at DSU’s Atwood Innovation Plaza. Master the skill of starting an IV or establishing an airway while bumping down the road in the EMS program’s new ambulance. Stay and study in Zion National Park as part of DSU’s Experiential Learning program. Extract evidence from digital devices like cell phones in the Digital Forensics Crime Lab. Teach children in the DSU Preschool or in Washington County School District classrooms. Create and submit your own film or be part of the film selection process for DOCUTAH, DSU’s International Documentary Film Festival. Help children, the elderly, and others in need of dental services through DSU’s Mobile Dental Clinic. Host your own radio show on Radio Dixie or become a journalist with Dixie Sun News.
Safest campuses in the U.S.
Voted Best City in Utah
Fastest growing cities in America
N AT I O N THIS IS ST. GEORGE. NO PHOTOSHOP REQUIRED. Dixie State University sits in the heart of St. George — a world-renowned destination and mecca for adventurers. Take advantage of our breathtaking surroundings and sunny weather. You’ll never want to leave.
Average days of sunshine annually: 300
Average annual high temperature: 77° F
Average annual snowfall: 0 inches
ST. GEORGE IS HOME TO: St. George Marathon Ironman 70.3 North American Pro Championship 12 golf courses More than 300 miles of nearby mountain biking trails Tuacahn Center for the Arts
UNPARALLELED EXPERIENCES ARE A SHORT DRIVE AWAY. NATIONAL PARKS
Zion National Park — 50 minutes Bryce Canyon National Park — 2 hours North Rim of the Grand Canyon — 2.5 hours Capitol Reef National Park — 3.5 hours Arches National Park — 5 hours Canyonlands National Park — 5 hours
LOCAL ATTRACTIONS Quail Creek State Park — 15 minutes Snow Canyon State Park — 20 minutes Sand Hollow State Park — 25 minutes Gunlock Reservoir — 40 minutes Cedar Breaks National Monument — 1.5 hours Brian Head Ski Resort — 1.5 hours Lake Powell — 2.5 hours
Las Vegas — 1.5 hours Salt Lake City — 4 hours Los Angeles — 6 hours Phoenix — 6 hours
NEARBY ROCK CLIMBING AND BOULDERING SITES Moe’s Valley — 8 minutes Chuckawalla — 9 minutes Black Rocks — 10 minutes Green Valley Gap — 15 minutes Shotgun Alley — 20 minutes Prophesy Wall — 15 minutes
NO GEAR? NO PROBLEM!
DSU’s Outdoor Recreation Activity Center rents recreational equipment at a discounted cost for students’ personal use. They also offer guided hikes, bike rides, rock climbing expeditions, and other excursions during the fall and spring semesters. Check it out at recreation.dixie.edu/outdoor.
I N NO
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ITâ€™S WHAT WEâ€™RE MADE OF. We are leaders, not followers. We challenge the status quo. We are pioneers on the cutting edge of business, health science, technology, and more.
ELLEIANA HABIBIAN Biochemistry Major
The people you meet here on campus are really focused on giving you the best college experience possible. Our professors are really hands-on, we have so many different outlets to find support, and the student life is amazing.
At DSU’s Technology, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship Center, mentors and investors help students patent, manufacture and market their new products and businesses. Students can earn cash to help fund their ideas through business competitions. Through DSU’s Entertainment, Arts & Animation program, students produce animated short films to prepare them for careers in the gaming and film animation industries. DSU’s Dance program is one of only a dozen colleges nationwide to offer an Aerial Dance Technique class — an emerging area of study in higher education. Medical Laboratory Science students analyze real patient samples using the latest technologies found in medical labs. In learning phlebotomy, students use simulator arms before proceeding with live blood draws on volunteers. DSU’s Computer & Information Technology department partners with local businesses to offer Code School, a free intensive course to help students jump-start their web programming careers for free. Many participants are placed in internships and jobs within the software and web industries upon completion.
CO EN G THIS IS OUR TOWN. DSU is closely connected to our community, providing opportunities for you to make lasting changes and meaningful connections through service, leadership, and civic engagement. DSUâ€™s Trailblazer Engagement Center will be your go-to hub for service opportunities. Each year, the DSU family dedicates more than 200,000 hours of service to the community through 150 service projects. Students volunteered at an orphanage in Belize and helped rebuild communities affected by Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans as part of the Alternative Breaks program. DSUâ€™s Dental Hygiene department collaborated with local dentists to offer uninsured children free preventative and restorative dental care. Accounting students and faculty dedicated 3,437 hours to prepare 1,427 tax returns for community members, facilitating nearly $2.3 million in returns as part of the IRSâ€™ Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program.
O M MU NI T Y G AGE M E N T DSU’s student-run public relations agency publicized the Heroes in Disguise 5k Fun Run in support of organ donation education and awareness. The English and Music departments collaborate each spring to offer Storytime – a free evening of dramatic and musical storytelling – to the children and families in the community. Nursing students conducted health screenings at the Huntsman Senior Games and Switchpoint homeless shelter in addition to visiting elderly community members to help them maintain or improve health. As part of the Multicultural & Inclusion Center’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service, volunteers dedicated 100 hours of service to spend quality time with the elderly, plant a community garden, paint and clean community facilities, and more.
PREPAR READY, GO. We are dedicated to making graduation day just a stepping stone on your way to a rewarding career and enriched life. The experiences and connections you create here are just as important as what you are learning.
Of DSU graduates are employed or entering graduate school within 18 months of graduation Gain access to more than 26,000 jobs and internships through Handshake, an online career network for college students and recent grads Some of our graduates have gone on to work for: Tesla Utah Jazz Amazon
Microsoft United Health Care USA Today Network
DSU’s Career Services offers free support to transform college students into career-ready professionals so they can enter the real world successfully. 100% of Medical Laboratory Science, Dental Hygiene, Respiratory Therapy, Medical Radiography, and Physical Therapist Assistant graduates pass their national board certification exams on the first attempt. 96% of DSU’s Computer & Information Technology and Computer Science students secure quality jobs right out of college. Nearly 500 community members mentor DSU students in business, education, health sciences and more to prepare them for successful career experiences. As part of the Student Managed Investment Fund, finance students manage a $200,000 portfolio. Elementary Education students spend nearly 800 hours in K-6 classrooms throughout the program for practicum and student teaching. 100% of Art Education graduates have successfully found jobs in their field. During the 2018-19 school year, 1,847 DSU students participated in internships relevant to their field of study.
Connect with more than 5,600 employers through DSU’s Career Services. Internship providers include Walt Disney Studios Zion National Park Scientific Games Tuacahn Center for the Arts Intermountain Healthcare
JAIDYN HARRIS Dance Major
We have so many incredible professors on campus who give us amazing opportunities. As a dancer, I have had professors whoâ€™ve prepared me for auditions with Cirque Du Soleil, Raging Red, and a dance intensive in Italy.
ROCK SOLID SINCE 1911.
DSU stands on the original encampment site of St. Georgeâ€™s first settlers. Our students carry on their tradition of grit, sacrifice, unity, and spirit today.
IT I ON BEFORE YOU GRADUATE Whitewash the D on the hill Compete in The Great Race Write a memory in the “Cloud” art installation March in the Homecoming Parade Climb to the top of Dixie Rock Snap a photo with the Brooks the Bison statue Ride a Spin scooter around campus
NORTH PLAZA ECCLES FINE ARTS CENTER Catch plays, concerts and recitals performed by fellow classmates and renowned musicians here at the Dolores DorĂŠ Eccles Fine Arts Center.
Here you can take advantage of the Testing Center, Disability Resource Center, and Community & Global Engagement Division, where you can learn about study abroad programs.
ATTWOOD INNOVATION PLAZA Featuring the largest public makerspace in Southern Utah, this plaza provides student entrepreneurs a space to design, create and launch their products.
BOOTH WELLNESS CENTER Offering professional health services, information, and resources, the Booth Wellness Center will help you be emotionally and medically well so you can thrive in school and in life.
TRAILBLAZER STADIUM Not only will you catch football, soccer and track events here, it is also where youâ€™ll receive your diploma at graduation.
CAMPUS MAP HUMAN PERFORMANCE CENTER
Southwest of the O.C. Tanner Fountain, students come here to learn, train, play, and get in shape. The HPC features the state’s largest competition swimming pool, a 65-foot rock climbing wall, state-of-the-art labs, and a favorite of students – rooftop pickleball courts. The University’s Campus Recreation, Intramural Sports and Outdoor Recreation Centers are housed here as well.
KENNETH N. GARDNER STUDENT CENTER
Located in the heart of campus, the Student Center is a hub for students and activities. It houses the Campus Store, where students can get their latest Dixie State swag, textbooks, and supplies. Students can enjoy the many food options including Chick-fil-A, Subway, and Pizza Hut. Make sure not to miss the annual Casino Night, comedians, Mr. Dixie Pageant and weekly Wednes”D” events that the Student Association brings to this venue.
JEFFERY R. HOLLAND CENTENNIAL COMMONS
The Holland is the one-stop shop for student success. Offices for Academic Advisement, Career Services, Financial Aid, and Registration can all be found here. There is plenty of study space in the library and computer labs with access to the Academic Performance Center and Writing Center for student support. Students can also be found here enjoying a delectable ‘smore cookie from the in-house eatery Stacks.
Campus Housing provides opportunities for students to live, learn, and be involved as they focus on all that DSU has to offer. You can find students having a sand volleyball tournament, enjoying pickup basketball, or grabbing a bite to eat from Brooks’ Stop as they head to class. Being a short walk from classes and other key campus spaces, there’s no more convenient place for students to live, eat great food, and enjoy campus life.
M. ANTHONY BURNS ARENA
Located in the center of the Dixie State Athletics, the Burns Arena is home to Trailblazer Basketball. Conveniently located adjacent to Trailblazer Stadium, Karl Brooks Field, and the M.K. Cox Performing Arts Center, the Stampede student section fills the arena, loud and proud, to support their fellow Trailblazers. This exciting venue also hosts regular concerts and has featured Daya, Jesse McCartney, Echosmith, and more.
This large, open, grassy area – located near the Erno and Etel Udvar-Hazy School of Business, McDonald Center for Humanities & Social Sciences, and Val A. Browning Learning Resource Center – is where students cross the Diagonal to go to class, enjoy the sun at the adjacent sand volleyball courts, or participate in our Homecoming tradition “Rock the Mall.”
#T H E CAMPUS LIFE Thanks to DSU’s unbeatable campus life, we’ve got you covered just about every night of the week.
A GUIDE TO CAMPUS LIFE Attend Wednes“D” night events like Casino Night, Dixiefest, the drive-in movie, the Foam Dance, and more hosted by the Student Association. Get fit by using the pool, track, fitness equipment, or rock-climbing wall in the Human Performance Center. Join one of our 85 clubs or start your own. Attend one of the more than 25 events or service opportunities offered by the Multicultural and Inclusion Center. Attend home games for free and be sure to sit in The Stampede student section.
E D I X I E L IFE PARTICIPATE IN DSU INTRAMURALS DSU has been ranked among the top 50 best intramural programs in the nation. DSU intramural teams consistently win regional and national competitions. DSU Intramurals holds more than 40 events each year in flag football, soccer, basketball, volleyball, softball, and more. 3,000 students participate each year.
Connect with us @TheDixieLife thedixielife.com || mic.dixie.edu
NCAA DIVISION II ATHLETICS MEN’S SPORTS
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Baseball Basketball Cross Country Football Golf Soccer
Basketball Cross Country Golf Soccer Softball
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Swimming Tennis Track and Field Volleyball
DSU’S RECENT CHAMPIONS Men’s Golf — 2019 NCAA South Central/West Regional Champions Volleyball — 2018 RMAC Champions Tennis — 2019 RMAC Tournament Champions Softball — 2019 RMAC Tournament Champions
2018-19 NCAA REGIONAL TOURNAMENT APPEARANCES Men’s Golf — 11 straight appearances Softball — 11 straight appearances Volleyball — 4th appearance in 6 years Men’s and Women’s Cross Country
BROOKS THE BISON
DSU IS JOINING THE WESTERN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE IN 2020, MOVING TO NCAA DIVISION I ATHLETICS
Zagster bike and Spin scooters rental stations are located near residence halls and are available to help students get around quickly and easily.
MAKE DSU HOME. DSUâ€™s Campus View Suites is the perfect home away from home. Overlooking the DSU campus, these suites accommodate more than 350 students and feature game rooms, sand volleyball courts, a barbecue area, community kitchens, nearby basketball courts, and a fitness room. Plus, you can grab a burger, pizza, or coffee at Brooksâ€™ Stop, a grill and market, located just out front.
Get the full college experience and meet your future best friends by living on campus at one of our five residence halls: Campus View Suites Abby Apartments Chancellor Apartments Nisson Towers Shiloh Hall
APPLY AT HOUSING.DIXIE.EDU A list of off-campus student housing is available at housing.dixie.edu/off-campus-housing.
V IS I T & CAMPUS TOURS & DSU PREVIEWS The best way to find out if DSU is right for you is to come to campus and see for yourself. A campus tour or an overnight DSU Preview will give you the best glimpse of what The Dixie Life is all about. Reserve a campus tour or sign up for a DSU Preview at dixie.edu/visitcampus
STEPS TO ADMISSION Already know that DSU is the perfect school for you? Itâ€™s not too early or too late to apply. Seize the day and take the next step in preparing for your future.
1. Complete Application at dixie.edu
1. Complete Application at dixie.edu
2. Pay the $35 application fee
2. Pay the $35 application fee
3. Submit your official high school transcript
3. Submit your official college transcripts
4. Submit ACT, SAT, or Accuplacer scores
AP P L Y PAYING FOR COLLEGE ESTIMATED COSTS PER SEMESTER DSU is the most affordable university in Utah and one of the most affordable in the U.S. Below are our estimated total costs per semester for the 2020-2021 academic year.*
W.U.E. Waiver & Good Neighbor
Housing & Food
*Amounts may be subject to change
SCHOLARSHIPS & FINANCIAL AID ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIPS All students admitted before March 1 are automatically considered for academic scholarships. The admissions application also serves as the scholarship application. Scholarships are awarded based on the following index score logic: Cumulative high school unweighted GPA times 10 plus the composite ACT score. Example: 3.4 GPA x 10 + 20 ACT = 54. Use this formula to find your scholarship eligibility in the table below.
Freshmen Resident Academic Scholarships 2020 – 21 Resident Scholarships Scholarship
Full in-state base tuition per year for 4 years
$3,400 per year for 4 years
$2,400 per year for 4 years
$1,500 per year for 4 years
$1,000 per year for 4 years
*Amounts are for academic year 2020 - 21 and subject to change *Dollar amounts are per year, not per semester
Visit financialaid.dixie.edu for more info
Freshmen Non-Resident Academic Scholarships To convert SAT score to ACT equivalent, go to: go.dixie.edu/non-resident-application.
2020 – 21 Non-Resident Scholarships Scholarship
Full out-of-state tuition for 4 years
$10,296 per year for 4 years (resident tuition)
$9,126 per year for 4 years (125% of resident tuition)
*Amounts are for academic year 2020 - 21 and subject to change
Visit financialaid.dixie.edu for more info
Non-Resident Tuition Waivers Tuition waivers are available to students who do not qualify for academic scholarships. To be considered, students must complete their admission application as well as a waiver application at go.dixie.edu/non-resident-application. The deadline to apply for a waiver is July 15 for fall and December 15 for spring.
Western Undergraduate Exchange (W.U.E.) Waiver The Western Undergraduate Exchange (W.U.E.) Waiver reduces tuition costs for non-residents of most western states. Participating states include Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. To be considered for the waiver, students must be admitted with a minimum 16 ACT or 860 SAT score (2 part SAT) and a 48 index score or higher. Students can apply for the W.U.E. by going to go.dixie.edu/non-resident-application.
Good Neighbor Program The Good Neighbor Program reduces tuition costs for students from Lincoln and Clark counties in Nevada and Mohave and Coconino counties in Arizona. To be considered for the program, students must be admitted with a minimum 16 ACT or 860 SAT score (2 part SAT) and a 40 index score or higher. Students can apply for the Good Neighbor Program by going to go.dixie.edu/non-resident-application.
Transfer Academic Scholarships All transfer students admitted before July 1 for the fall semester and December 1 for the spring semester are automatically considered for academic scholarships. The admissions application also serves as the scholarship application. UTAH RESIDENT TRANSFER SCHOLARSHIPS
3.80-4.00 3.60-3.79 3.40-3.59
Full base tuition ¾ base tuition ½ base tuition
4 semesters 4 semesters 4 semesters
¼ base tuition
NON-RESIDENT TRANSFER SCHOLARSHIPS
College GPA 3.80 & Above 3.50-3.79 3.20-3.49
Student Pays No tuition ½ of the current resident tuition Current resident tuition
Duration 4 semesters 4 semesters 4 semesters
Non-Resident Transfer Tuition Waivers Tuition waivers are available to students who do not qualify for academic scholarships. To be considered, students must complete their admission and complete a waiver application at go.dixie.edu/non-resident-application.
Western Undergraduate Exchange (W.U.E.) Waiver The Western Undergraduate Exchange (W.U.E.) Waiver reduces tuition costs for non-residents of most western states. Participating states include Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. To be considered for the waiver, students must be admitted with a minimum GPA of 2.75 and a minimum of 24 transfer credits. Students can apply for the W.U.E. by going to go.dixie.edu/non-resident-application.
Good Neighbor Program The Good Neighbor Program reduces tuition costs for students from Lincoln and Clark counties in Nevada and Mohave and Coconino counties in Arizona. To be considered for the program, students must be admitted with a minimum GPA of 2.50 and a minimum of 24 transfer credits. Students can apply for the Good Neighbor Program by going to go.dixie.edu/non-resident-application.
Other Scholarships Almost all of our students receive financial aid or scholarships. Other scholarships available to DSU students include: • • • • • •
Community and local scholarships Sterling Scholar & student body officer scholarships Fine arts scholarships DSU department scholarships Private and state sponsored scholarships Veteran scholarships
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Student Ambassador scholarships Athletic scholarships Diversity/multi-cultural scholarships Health/nursing scholarships AmeriCorps Education Award International student scholarships
For details on how to apply, visit: financialaid.dixie.edu/scholarships
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