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Welcome to Trailblazer Nation

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?

Quick Facts


21:1 student to faculty ratio


Acceptance rate


Average student housing:


Mascot: Brooks the Bison


DSU is a teaching institution,
so professors' sole focus is teaching


Athletic identity


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


84% of students are offered scholarships,
grants or other financial aid

President's Message

Welcome to Dixie State University! It is an exciting time to be here and I congratulate you for choosing to further your education at an institution that is on the rise.

As your president, I look to continue the forward momentum of university growth, while building upon the rich heritage, legacy, and the Dixie Spirit that has sustained this institution for more than 100 years.

As a regional state university, we promote a campus-wide culture of learning by providing our students with rigorous instruction and personalized attention delivered by a talented roster of highly trained and educated faculty. We are proud to offer 200 highly sought-after academic programs. As part of our mission, Dixie State has also maintained its role as a community college in providing several educational and vocational opportunities to our students...

At a Glance

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.

Best Education Under the Sun