“ DO NOT GO WHERE THE PATH MAY LEAD, GO INSTEAD WHERE THERE IS NO PATH AND LEAVE A TRAIL.” — RALPH WALDO EMERSON
VALUE ACTIVE EDUCATION DESTINATION INNOVATION COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT PREPARATION TRADITION
of students are offered scholarships, grants, or other financial aid
AVERAGE STUDENT HOUSING
$375/month — shared $583/month — private
NCAA Division I teams
21:1 STUDENT–FACULTY RATIO
*Based on Fall 2019 enrollment numbers
DSU ACADEMIC DEGREES MASTERâ€™S DEGREES Master of Accountancy Master of Athletic Training
Master of Marriage & Family Therapy Master of Technical Writing & Digital Rhetoric
BACHELORâ€™S DEGREES Accounting Applied and Computational Math Actuarial Science Scientific Computing Data Analytics Applied Sociology* Art* 3D/Sculpture/Ceramics Art Education Entertainment, Arts & Animation Painting/Drawing/Illustration Photography/Digital Imagery Bioinformatics Biology* Biology Education Biological Sciences Biomedical Sciences Natural Sciences Biology with Integrated Science Biology Education Chemistry* Communication Studies* Applied Leadership Health Communication Organization and Leadership Computer & Information Technology Software Development* Web Design & Development Computer Engineering Computer Science* Criminal Justice* Criminology Digital Defense & Security Dance* Dental Hygiene Design Digital Design* Graphic Design Interaction Design Digital Film* Earth, Energy and Environmental Science Environmental Science Geoscience Electrical Engineering Elementary Education English* Creative Writing Professional and Technical Writing English Education Literary Studies
Exercise Science Pre-Occupational Therapy Pre-Physical Therapy Pre-Athletic Training Finance Health Administration History* History and Social Science Teaching Individualized Studies Information Systems & Analytics Information Technology* Integrated Studies Management* Management Information Systems Marketing* Mathematics* Mathematics Education Mechanical Engineering Media Studies* Media Production Multimedia Journalism Public Relations Medical Laboratory Science Molecular Biology-Biochemistry Music* Music Education Music Performance Nursing Physical Science Composite Teaching Population Health Health Care Administration* Long Term Care Administration* Public Health* Psychology* Recreation and Sport Management* Sport Management Corporate Recreation & Wellness Experience Industry Management Respiratory Therapy Software Engineering Spanish* Spanish-Secondary Education Studio Art Theatre* Theatre Education*
Pathways to the medical professions such as medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, physical/occupational therapy and others are found in Biology, Chemistry, and Exercise Science. Ask your academic advisor for details. Make an appointment at advisement.dixie.edu/advisors.
ASSOCIATE DEGREES Criminal Justice Early Childhood Education Earth & Environmental Sciences Environmental Science Geoscience Emergency Medical Services General Studies General Technology: Business
General Technology: Design General Technology: Information Technology Management Medical Radiography Physical Therapist Assistant Pre-Engineering (APE) Surgical Technology
CERTIFICATES & ENDORSEMENTS Advanced Emergency Medical Technician Art: Photography/Digital Imaging Biotechnology Computing Fundamentals Cryptography I Cryptography II Data Analytics Design Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Entrepreneurship General Education Gerontology Health Communication Information Technology Maker Certificate (Engineering)
Media Production Mediation Modeling and Simulation Multimedia Journalism Nurse Assistant (CNA) Paramedic Phlebotomy Piano Pedagogy Professional Writing Retail Management Social Media Social Research Methods Strategic Communication Sustainability
CRAIG & MAUREEN BOOTH HONORS PROGRAM Apply for the Craig & Maureen Booth Honors Program and join our most talented and motived students who want to explore, grow, and excel. Honors students benefit from priority registration, exclusive scholarships and travel grants, unique research opportunities, and more. Visit honors.dixie.edu to apply.
*An emphasis in this program is available to fulfill the requirements for the Bachelor of Arts/Science in Integrated Studies. For a full list of academic programs, including minors, visit catalog.dixie.edu/programs.
A WINNING COMBINATION: QUALITY EDUCATION & AFFORDABILITY
Your success is key to our success. We get this. So, when you become part of our premier open-enrollment teaching institution, weâ€™ll make your learning our top priority. With more than 200 academic programs to choose from at one of the lowest tuition costs in the Western United States, Dixie State will prepare you for the career of your dreams.
#1 Utah’s most affordable university tuition #5 CNBC’s Top Ten Most Affordable Small Colleges nationwide #6 Best Regional Public Colleges in the West – U.S. News & World Report #25 Overall Regional College in the West – U.S. News & World Report #5 Best U.S. Colleges for graduating with low to no student debt 87% Senior students rated their DSU experience as excellent or good #1 Voted the “Best of Southern Utah” among 6 esteemed institutions
At Dixie State, you’ll have hands-on, active learning opportunities in small classes with skilled professors who know your name.
Average class size = 20 DSU is a teaching institution, so professors’ major focus is teaching
21:1 Student–faculty ratio
BE AN ACTIVE LEARNER AT DSU. Create and submit your own film or be part of the selection process for DOCUTAH, DSUâ€™s International Documentary Film Festival. Learn cutting-edge surgical techniques in DSUâ€™s mock operating room while preparing to assist in real surgeries during clinical rotations. Host your own show on Radio Dixie or become a multimedia journalist with Dixie Sun News. Manage a $200,000 portfolio as part of the Student-Managed Investment Fund. Extract evidence from electronic devices in the Digital Forensics Crime Lab.
“The mentors I’ve had here have taught me to be resilient, to reach my goals, and to accept nothing less than my full potential.” KAYLYN FULTON, DANCE & BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION GRADUATE Mooresville, NC Class of 2020
THIS IS GREATER ZION. NO PHOTOSHOP REQUIRED. Dixie State University sits in the heart of Greater Zion — home to more than 2,400 square miles of adventure and inspiration. Once you experience this world-renowned destination, you’ll never want to leave.
rd Safe Campus rated DSU Police third in the nation St. George was voted Best City in Utah
St. George is among the fastest growing cities in America
Annual days of sunshine: 300
Average high temperature: 77Â° F
Average annual snowfall: 0 inches
INSPIRE GREATER. EXPERIENCE GREATER. LIVE GREATER. greaterzion.com/things-to-do-in-greater-zion
GREATER ZION IS HOME TO: More than 300 miles of mountain biking trails 1,439 rock climbing and bouldering routes Tuacahn Center for the Arts IRONMAN races — IRONMAN North American Pro Campionship in 2020 and IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship in 2021 13 golf courses in a 20-mile radius
UNPARALLELED ATTRACTIONS ARE JUST A SHORT DRIVE AWAY Zion National Park — 50 minutes Bryce Canyon National Park — 2 hours Snow Canyon State Park — 20 minutes Quail Creek State Park — 15 minutes Sand Hollow State Park — 25 minutes Gunlock Reservoir — 40 minutes
NO GEAR? NO PROBLEM!
DSU’s Outdoor Adventure Center rents recreational equipment at a discounted cost for students’ personal use. Check it out at recreation.dixie.edu/outdoor-rec.
ITâ€™S WHAT WEâ€™RE MADE OF.
We are leaders who challenge the status quo. We are pioneers on the cutting-edge of business, health science, technology, and more.
ATWOOD INNOVATION PLAZA
DSUâ€™s 55,000-square-foot entrepreneurship center offers resources for innovating and growing businesses. 114 patents have been filed through the center, with 48 granted. The plazaâ€™s Makerspace includes 3D printers, laser cutters/engravers, professional printing and vinyl cutting, and more. More than 40 DSU student interns are working on patents and business models.
BE ANYTHING BUT ORDINARY.
Combine your grit and determination with our state-ofthe-art resources and youâ€™ll discover endless possibilities. Produce an animated short film through the Entertainment Arts & Animation program to prepare for a career in the gaming or film animation industries. Elevate yourself through an Aerial Dance Technique class, taking advantage of a unique experience only offered at a dozen colleges nationwide. Analyze human movement to help athletes improve their game with the Exercise Science programâ€™s Motion Capture System.
SERVING TODAY. BUILDING TOMORROW. As part of Trailblazer Nation, youâ€™ll be able to make lasting changes and meaningful connections through service, leadership, and civic engagement.
Dental Hygiene students give children much-needed dental services as part of the Utah Give Kids a Smile event.
Physical Therapist Assistant students build battery-operated toy cars to help local children with disabilities be mobile.
Join other students, faculty, staff, and alumni board members who give more than 250,000 hours of service to the community by participating in more than 150 service projects each year. Visit DSUâ€™s Trailblazer Engagement Center for service opportunities at academics.dixie.edu/trailblazer-engagement-center.
YOU’RE BUILT FOR SUCCESS.
Finishing your degree at DSU is just the beginning of the endless possibilities awaiting you. We are dedicated to making graduation day a key step on your way to a rewarding career and fulfilling life.
“I have my dream job working for my dream company. Dixie was a huge contributor in my success at getting to IBM, one of the leading companies in the technology industry and business.” KAYLEE GODFREY, PROJECT MANAGER, IBM Business Administration Graduate Walnut Creek, CA Class of 2019
SOME OF OUR GRADUATES HAVE GONE ON TO WORK FOR: Amazon Pinterest Disney Goldman Sachs Utah Jazz
SkyWest Ernst & Young CBIZ, Inc. Enterprise Weave
95% of DSU graduates are employed or entering graduate school or the military within six months of graduation.
Gain access to more than 35,000 jobs and internships nationally each year through Handshake, an online career network for college students and recent grads.
YOU WON’T JUST LEAVE WITH A DEGREE — YOU’LL LEAVE READY FOR A CAREER. Free support from DSU’s Career Services helps transform college students into career-ready professionals who are prepared to enter the real world successfully. Connect with more than 9,500 employers through Career Services at career.dixie.edu. During the 2019-20 school year, 2,119 DSU students participated in internships relevant to their field of study for credit. Examples of internship providers include: Disney Scientific Games NASA
Capitol One Intermountain Healthcare State Bank of Southern Utah
Cherry Creek Media Root for Kids Hinton Burdick
“Choosing to come to Dixie State has given me so many opportunities to grow. I feel like it’s small enough to offer opportunities that are accessible, hands-on, and real.” BRETT HAVERTZ MATHEMATICS MAJOR Emphasis in Actuarial Science St. George, UT
Select DSU students get to work on cutting-edge research in cancer genetics and biochemistry at Stanford and Johns Hopkins summer research internships.
Dixie State accounting students rank the highest among all public universities in the state of Utah based on their average CPA test scores. Dixie State Universityâ€™s Elementary Education program was rated among the top 15 in the country by the National Council on Teacher Quality for its strong commitment to evidence-based reading instruction. 100% of the Surgical Technology, Dental Hygiene, Respiratory Therapy, and Medical Radiography graduates pass their national credentialing exams on the first attempt.
TRADITION ROCK SOLID SINCE 1911.
Dixie State University stands on the original encampment site of St. George’s early settlers. That’s why throughout campus and the community, you’ll experience DSU’s rich tradition of grit, sacrifice, and unity that epitomize the Trailblazing spirit today.
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
YOUR TRAIL STARTS HERE. On DSU’s campus you’ll have everything you need for the college experience you’ve always dreamed about.
1 ATWOOD INNOVATION PLAZA
4 HUMAN PERFORMANCE CENTER
2 GREATER ZION STADIUM
5 JEFFERY R. HOLLAND CENTENNIAL COMMONS
Featuring the largest public makerspace in Southern Utah, this facility will meet all your entrepreneurial needs with the resources to incubate your ideas as well as design, create, and launch your business’ products.
Catch football, soccer, and track events here, while cheering from the Stampede student section to support your fellow Trailblazers.
3 M. ANTHONY BURNS ARENA
Cheer on Trailblazer basketball here at all home games throughout the year.
Jump off the high dive, scale the 65-foot rock wall, play basketball or rooftop pickleball, and stay in shape at this new building filled with fitness equipment, an Olympic-size pool, and state-ofthe-art academic labs.
A one-stop shop for student success services, including Career Services, Financial Aid, Academic Advisement, the Library, and other key resources to help you through each semester.
6 KENNETH N. GARDNER STUDENT CENTER
Load up on swag, snacks, and plenty of laughs at this central student spot. Located in the heart of campus, you’ll find Chick-fil-A, Subway, Pizza Hut and other food options here. You’ll also find the Campus Store for all your needed textbooks and school supplies.
7 ENCAMPMENT MALL
Cross the Diagonal to class, hit up the sand volleyball courts, and attend outdoor events all while living #thedixielife.
8 STUDENT HOUSING
DSU’s on-campus housing is a safe, convenient space for you to live, learn and get involved while you focus on all that DSU has to offer.
9 NORTH PLAZA
This is where you’ll ace your tests after long study sessions. You’ll also find the Community & Global Engagement Division, where you can learn about study abroad programs.
10 BOOTH WELLNESS CENTER
Because your health and wellness are a priority, you can come here for your medical and brief mental health needs free of charge.
With DSU’s unbeatable student-life opportunities, you can fully immerse yourself in The Dixie Life! Living #TheDixieLife means getting involved, exploring new things, meeting great friends, and making memories that last a lifetime. Whatever you’re into, we’ve got you covered.
Attend Wednes“D” night free events like Casino Night, Dixiefest, the Drive-In Movie, and more hosted by the student association every week.
Cheer on your fellow Trailblazers at Dixie State Athletics home games for free – and be sure to sit in The Stampede student section.
Join more than 3,000 students who participate in DSU Intramural Sports each year. We’re among the top 50 best intramural programs in the nation with more than 40 events annually in flag football, soccer, basketball, volleyball, softball, and more.
Get fit at the pool, track, fitness areas, or rock-climbing wall at our new, state-of-the-art Human Performance Center.
Attend some of the 25+ events or service opportunities offered by the Multicultural and Inclusion Center. Join one of our more than 85 clubs like the Trailblazer Gaming Club, Hiking Club, and Pacific Islander Club. Or you can even start your own.
Connect with us @TheDixieLife thedixielife.com mic.dixie.edu recreation.dixie.edu/intramurals
ELEVATING OUR GAME. Dixie State Athletics is excited to now compete at the NCAA Division I level in the Western Athletic Conference. Join us and cheer on the Trailblazers all season long.
BROOKS THE BISON
DSU’S RECENT CHAMPIONSHIPS Women’s Soccer – 2019 NCAA South Central Regional Champions/Elite 8 Appearance Men’s Basketball – 2019-20 RMAC Regular Season Champions Men’s Golf – 2019 NCAA South Central/West Regional Champions Women’s Tennis – 2019 RMAC Tournament Champions Softball – 2019 RMAC Tournament Champions
RECENT NCAA REGIONAL TOURNAMENT APPEARANCES Men’s Golf – 11 straight appearances Softball – 11 straight appearances Men’s Basketball – Nine appearances in 14 years Women’s Volleyball – Four appearances in seven years Women’s Soccer – 2019 appearance Men’s and Women’s Cross Country – Eight appearances in 10 years
LIVE THE SUITE LIFE.
Get the full college experience and meet your future best friends by living on campus at one of our four residence halls. Campus View Suites Abby Apartments
Chancellor Apartments Nisson Towers
Look forward to Campus View Suites II â€” coming in fall 2021.
Make DSU’s Campus View Suites your new home away from home. Overlooking the DSU campus, this facility accommodates 350+ students and features 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 Brooks’ Stop, a grill and market, just out front.
CAMPUS VIEW SUITES ROOM LAYOUT Whether you choose to share a room or request a single, Campus View Suites living spaces include a kitchenette, two bathrooms, and a shared living area that’s perfect for studying or hanging out with friends.
housing.dixie.edu Information about off-campus student housing is available at housing.dixie.edu/off-campus-housing
VISIT & APPLY CAMPUS TOURS & DSU PREVIEW An essential piece of your college decision-making process is exploring campus. There are several formats available to you depending on the experience you are looking for. We offer daily personalized campus tours, with both in-person and virtual options. We also offer a weekend experience called DSU Preview, which gives you the opportunity to learn more about academic programs and opportunities while experiencing #TheDixieLife firsthand. Schedule your own personalized campus tour or register for a DSU Preview at dixie.edu/visitcampus.
DSU PREVIEW DATES October 3, 2020 November 7, 2020 February 12-13, 2020 March 19-20, 2020
STEPS TO ADMISSION Once you know DSU is the right school for you, it’s time to apply! Here’s what you need to know:
1. Complete the application
1. Complete the application
2. Pay the $35 application fee
2. Pay the $35 application fee
3. Submit your official
3. Submit your official
high school transcript
4. Submit ACT, SAT, or Accuplacer scores
PAYING FOR COLLEGE DSU is the most affordable university in Utah and one of the most affordable in the U.S. Below are our 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 QUALITY EDUCATION YOU CAN AFFORD.
ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIPS All students admitted before March 1 are automatically considered for academic scholarships. The admission 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.
Freshman Resident Academic Scholarships 2021 – 22 Resident Scholarships Scholarship
Full in-state 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 subject to change
Freshman Non-Resident Academic Scholarships
2021 – 22 Non-Resident Scholarships Scholarship
Full out-of-state tuition for 4 years
$10,598 per year for 4 years
$9,393 per year for 4 years
Amounts are subject to change To convert SAT score to ACT equivalent, go to go.dixie.edu/non-resident-application.
Other Scholarships For a full list of scholarships available to DSU students visit: scholarships.dixie.edu.
of students are offered scholarships, grants, or other financial aid
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
Scholarship Transfer I Transfer II Transfer III Transfer IV
GPA 3.80-4.00 3.60-3.79 3.40-3.59 3.0-3.39
Scholarship Pays Full base tuition 75% base tuition 50% base tuition 25% base tuition
Duration 4 semesters 4 semesters 4 semesters 4 semesters
NON-RESIDENT TRANSFER SCHOLARSHIPS
Scholarship Presidential University Full Merit Founders
College GPA 3.80 & Above 3.50-3.79 3.20-3.49 3.00-3.19
Student Pays No tuition 50% of the current resident tuition Current resident tuition 125% in-state tuition
Duration 4 semesters 4 semesters 4 semesters 4 semesters
Non-Resident Tuition Waivers Tuition waivers are available to students who do not qualify for academic scholarships. These waivers are automatically considered upon admission. Visit scholarships.dixie.edu for details.
Western Undergraduate Exchange (W.U.E.) Waiver
Dixie Half Merit Waiver
Good Neighbor Program
Dixie Red Rocks Waiver
â€œI have met my very best friends here and I could not imagine how different my life would be had I attended somewhere else! I got the best scholarship down here too so that was a major plus.â€? ANNIE BAILEY Elementary Education Major West Valley City, UT
“ THE ONLY PERSON YOU ARE DESTINED TO BECOME IS THE PERSON YOU DECIDE TO BE.” — RALPH WALDO EMERSON
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