Trailblazer Nation

Established over a century ago in 1911 and built on the site of the first pioneer encampment in St. George, Utah, Dixie State University offers an affordable education in a fantastic climate amid the picturesque setting of Washington County’s red rocks.

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About Dixie

Dixie State University is a premier open-enrollment teaching institution that offers a great value with 200 academic programs at one of the lowest tuition costs in the Western United States.

The University was built upon a rich pioneering tradition of sacrifice, determination and generosity that is still embraced by the campus community today. With the motto “active learning. active life.” Dixie State provides personalized and engaged learning experiences under the direction of skilled and devoted faculty and staff and is on the forefront of technology, health education, and entrepreneurship and incorporates cutting-edge learning practices across all disciplines.

Students graduate prepared for rewarding careers and enriched lives. Outside of the classroom, students become involved in the community and are shaped through civic engagement and service learning and enjoy the unparalleled opportunities for an active life that accompany DSU’s location, which is set in a beautiful, world-renowned destination.

21:1

student to faculty ratio

100%

acceptance rate

$350

Average student housing cost per month

84%

of students are offered scholarships, grants or other financial aid

85%

of DSU 2016 graduates were employed or entering graduate school within a year

Brooks the Bison

Meet our mascot, Brooks!  He’s a hardworking, studious bison, but always ready to cheer at the football games.

Accredited

Rest assured that DSU is an accredited teaching university, and your professors’ sole purpose is to teach and provide you with valuable resources.

Affordable

Welcome to Utah’s most affordable university.  #5 on CNBC’s Top Ten Most Affordable Small Colleges in the nation list, and 5th in the nation for lowest student-loan debt for public 4-year colleges and universities.

St. George

Enjoy 300 average days of sunshine in St. George, Utah.  We’re #1 on Career Bliss’ list of Happiest Cities for Job-Seeking College Grads, highlighted on Forbes’ list for The Best Small Places for Businesses and Careers, as well as voted the best city in Utah!

Dixie Trailblazers

Dixie State University was established on strong foundations of leadership, grit, pioneering and discovery. Trailblazers embody the qualities of the pioneers who settled the area and the mighty bison that served as America’s original trailblazers by forming trails across the country that settlers used to migrate west. Students, alumni and the community blaze their own trails through innovation: the cornerstone of our premier institution for higher education. We boldly blaze trails that no one has ever dared to explore before in the fields of science, business, technology, education, humanities, the arts and more. What trail will you blaze here?

#1

in Utah for graduates earning the most in their careers

87%

of senior students rate a DSU education as excellent

Top 50

safest campuses in the U.S.

47th

on Money magazine’s list of Best Places to Live in the U.S.

85%

of DSU’s 2016 graduates were employed or entering graduate school within a year

5th

safest metro area in the West