Dixie State University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$4,308

4.97% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$13,838

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

11%

Default Rate

2017 Enrolled Students

9,673

62.6% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

20.3%

106 Graduates

About

Dixie State University is a higher education institution located in Washington County, UT. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Dixie State University were Speech Communication & Rhetoric (77 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (75 degrees), and Registered Nursing (67 degrees).

In 2017, 1,935 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Dixie State University. 60.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 39.8% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (1,596 degrees), 10.4 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (154 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Dixie State University is $4,308, which is $-8,582 less than the national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($12,890).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Dixie State University is $4,308, which is $-8,582 less than the national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($12,890).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $13,838.

In 2017, 56% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 29% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$4,308

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Dixie State University was $4,308. The cost of tuition at Dixie State University is $-8,582 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($12,890).

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Average Net Price

$13,838

2017 Value

5.87%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Dixie State University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $13,838. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Dixie State University grew by 5.87%.

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Other Student Expenses

$5,452

Room and Board

$900

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Dixie State University was of $5,452 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $900. The cost of room and board did not change between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

56%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

29%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

56% of undergraduate students at Dixie State University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2016, when 56% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.

11%

2016 Default Rate

201

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Dixie State University was 11%, which represents 201 out of the 1824 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Enrollment

Dixie State University has a total enrollment of 9,673 students. The full-time enrollment at Dixie State University is 6,054 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,619. This means that 62.6% of students enrolled at Dixie State University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Dixie State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 76.1% White, 11.7% Hispanic or Latino, 3.38% Two or More Races, 2.27% Black or African American, 1.55% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, 1.15% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.92% Asian.

Students enrolled at Dixie State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (43%), followed by White Male (31.3%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (6.94%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

62.6%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Dixie State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 9,673 students. The full-time enrollment at Dixie State University is 6,054 and the part-time enrollment is 3,619. This means that 62.6% of students enrolled at Dixie State University are enrolled full-time compared with 45.4% at similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

56%

2017 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Dixie State University was 56%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges (64%), Dixie State University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    7,364

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    1,132

  3. Two or More Races

    327

The enrolled student population at Dixie State University is 76.1% White, 11.7% Hispanic or Latino, 3.38% Two or More Races, 2.27% Black or African American, 1.55% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, 1.15% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.92% Asian. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges is 46.1% White, 24.4% Hispanic or Latino, and 14% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 117 students (1.21%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 395 more women than men received degrees from Dixie State University. The majority of degree recipients at Dixie State University are white (1,596 degrees awarded). There were 10.4 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (154 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Dixie State University is Speech Communication & Rhetoric (77 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (75 degrees) and Registered Nursing (67 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Dixie State University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Liberal Arts & Humanities (733 degrees awarded), Communications (81 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (57 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Dixie State University are Registered nurses (1,354,920 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (360,021 people), Other managers (248,703 people), Postsecondary teachers (169,542 people), and Medical & health services managers (165,034 people).

The most specialized majors at Dixie State University are Liberal Arts & Humanities (733 degrees awarded), Communications (81 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (57 degrees), Health (525 degrees), and English (26 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Dixie State University are Surgeons, Electrical & electronics engineers, Public relations specialists, Physicians, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at Dixie State University are Liberal Arts & Humanities (733 degrees awarded), Communications (81 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (57 degrees), Health (525 degrees), and English (26 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Dixie State University are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,590,687 people), Elementary & secondary schools (736,876 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (411,742 people), Outpatient care centers (246,409 people), and Offices of physicians (235,985 people).

The most specialized majors at Dixie State University are Liberal Arts & Humanities (733 degrees awarded), Communications (81 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (57 degrees), Health (525 degrees), and English (26 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Dixie State University.

Most Common

  1. 77 degrees awarded

  2. 75 degrees awarded

  3. 67 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Dixie State University was Speech Communication & Rhetoric with 77 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 770

  2. 1,165

In 2017, 770 degrees were awarded to men at Dixie State University, which is 0.661 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,165).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 287 degrees were awarded to men at Dixie State University in General Studies, which is 0.643 times less than the 446 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 446 degrees were awarded to women at Dixie State University in General Studies, which is 1.55 times more than the 287 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

10%

100% Completion Time

18%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 10% of students graduating from Dixie State University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 18% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 18% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

American Indian or Alaska Native Male

Highest Graduation Rate (25%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Dixie State University is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (25% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 0% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,596 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    154 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races

    37 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Dixie State University is white (1,596 degrees awarded). There were 10.4 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (154 degrees).

1.91% of degree recipients (37 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    959 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    637 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    99 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Dixie State University is white female (959 degrees awarded). There were 1.51 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (637 degrees).

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Operations

Dixie State University has an endowment valued at nearly $15.3M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.31M (8.56%), compared to the 1.44% average return ($144k on $10M) across all Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges.

In 2017, Dixie State University had a total salary expenditure of $106M. Dixie State University employs 91 Assistant professors, 47 Associate professors, and 37 Professors. Most academics at Dixie State University are Male Assistant professors (52), Female Assistant professors(39), and Male Professors (26).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Dixie State University are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 78 employees, Management, with 59 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 56 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$15.3M

2017 Endowment

5.92%

growth from 2016

Dixie State University has an endowment valued at about $15.3M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Dixie State University grew 5.92% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $5.26M higher than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges: Mixed Baccalaureate/Associates Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $103k - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Dixie State University received $103k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$41.9M

2017 Salaries

6.86%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Dixie State University paid a median of $41.9M in salaries, which represents 39.7% of their overall expenditure ($106M) and a 6.86% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 6.57% growth from 2015 and a 8.84% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges is 6.2M (33.2% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$13.3M

Instructional Salaries

205

Number of Employees

In 2017, Dixie State University paid a total of $13.3M to 205 employees working as instructors, which represents 31.6% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $916k (25.3%) for similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges: Mixed Baccalaureate/Associates.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

91 Employees

Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

78 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Dixie State University were Assistant professor with 91 employees; Associate professor with 47 employees; and Associate professor with 37 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Dixie State University were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 78 employees; Management with 59 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 56 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Assistant professor

  2. Female Assistant professor

  3. Male Professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Dixie State University was Male Assistant professor with 52 employees, Female Assistant professor with 39 employees, and Male Professor with 26 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Dixie State University.

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