Dixie State University

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$4,822
3.03% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$13,542
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
8.34%
Default Rate
2020 Enrolled Students
12,043
60.2% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
23.2%
194 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 Registered Nursing (203 degrees awarded), Speech Communication & Rhetoric (92 degrees), and General Business Administration & Management (72 degrees).

In 2020, 2,538 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Dixie State University. 64.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 35.7% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (2,010 degrees), 7.28 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (276 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Dixie State University is $4,822, which is $−7,007 less than the national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($11,829).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Dixie State University is $4,822, which is $−7,007 less than the national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($11,829).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $13,542.

In 2020, 51% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 21% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$4,822
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Dixie State University was $4,822. The cost of tuition at Dixie State University is $−7,007 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($11,829).

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Average Net Price

$13,542
2020 Value
5.79%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Dixie State University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $13,542. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Dixie State University grew by 5.79%.

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Other Student Expenses

$6,974
Room and Board
$800
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Dixie State University was of $6,974 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $800. The cost of room and board increased by 4.84% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 15.8% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

51%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
21%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

51% of undergraduate students at Dixie State University received grants or loans in 2020. This represents a decline of 5.56% with respect to 2019, when 54% 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.
8.34%
2018 Default Rate
134
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Dixie State University was 8.34%, which represents 134 out of the 1606 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 12,043 students. The full-time enrollment at Dixie State University is 7,244 students and the part-time enrollment is 4,799. This means that 60.2% of students enrolled at Dixie State University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Dixie State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 76.7% White, 12% Hispanic or Latino, 4.14% Two or More Races, 1.82% Black or African American, 1.17% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, 1.09% Asian, and 0.897% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Dixie State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (44.8%), followed by White Male (30.6%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (7.59%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (44.1%), followed by White Male (35.3%) and Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders Male (2.94%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

60.2%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Dixie State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 12,043 students. The full-time enrollment at Dixie State University is 7,244 and the part-time enrollment is 4,799. This means that 60.2% of students enrolled at Dixie State University are enrolled full-time compared with 44.3% at similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

59%
2020 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 59%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges (66%), 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
    9,239
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    1,442
  3. Two or More Races
    499

The enrolled student population at Dixie State University is 76.7% White, 12% Hispanic or Latino, 4.14% Two or More Races, 1.82% Black or African American, 1.17% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, 1.09% Asian, and 0.897% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges is 44.2% White, 26% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.5% 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, 120 students (0.996%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 724 more women than men received degrees from Dixie State University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Dixie State University is white (2,010 degrees awarded). There were 7.28 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (276 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Dixie State University is Registered Nursing (203 degrees awarded), followed by Speech Communication & Rhetoric (92 degrees) and General Business Administration & Management (72 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 (1,140 degrees awarded), Communications (119 degrees), and English (33 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 (1,421,147 people), Other managers (267,639 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (251,039 people), Medical & health services managers (170,667 people), and Postsecondary teachers (165,894 people).

The most specialized majors at Dixie State University are Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,140 degrees awarded), Communications (119 degrees), English (33 degrees), Health (524 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (40 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 Dentists, Surgeons, Physicians, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, and Petroleum, mining & geological engineers, including mining safety engineers

The most specialized majors at Dixie State University are Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,140 degrees awarded), Communications (119 degrees), English (33 degrees), Health (524 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (40 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 (1,590,652 people), Elementary & secondary schools (699,445 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (428,186 people), Outpatient care centers (293,472 people), and Offices of physicians (255,698 people).

The most specialized majors at Dixie State University are Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,140 degrees awarded), Communications (119 degrees), English (33 degrees), Health (524 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (40 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. 203 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 92 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 72 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Dixie State University was Registered Nursing with 203 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

907
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
1,631
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 907 degrees were awarded to men at Dixie State University, which is 0.556 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,631).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 411 degrees were awarded to men at Dixie State University in General Studies, which is 0.564 times less than the 729 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 729 degrees were awarded to women at Dixie State University in General Studies, which is 1.77 times more than the 411 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

10%
100% Completion Time
22%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 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, 22% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 26% 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 Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Male
Highest Graduation Rate (50%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Dixie State University is Male and Asian (50% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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, 0.515% of graduates (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    2,010 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    276 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    55 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Dixie State University is white (2,010 degrees awarded). There were 7.28 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (276 degrees).

1.89% of degree recipients (48 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    1,309 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    701 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    190 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Dixie State University is white female (1,309 degrees awarded). There were 1.87 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (701 degrees).

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Operations

Dixie State University has an endowment valued at nearly $15.4M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.68M (10.9%), compared to the 2.62% average return ($302k on $11.5M) across all Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges.

In 2020, Dixie State University had a total salary expenditure of $132M. Dixie State University employs 100 Assistant professors, 64 Associate professors, and 38 Professors. Most academics at Dixie State University are Male Assistant professors (54), Female Assistant professors(46), and Male Associate professors (34).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Dixie State University are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 98 employees, Management, with 62 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 61 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$15.4M
2020 Endowment
5.45%
decline from 2019

Dixie State University has an endowment valued at about $15.4M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Dixie State University declined 5.45% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $3.88M 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. $36.6k - Federal
  2. $33.3k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Dixie State University received $36.6k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $33.3k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$51.7M
2020 Salaries
10.1%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Dixie State University paid a median of $51.7M in salaries, which represents 39.2% of their overall expenditure ($132M) and a 10.1% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 6.07% growth from 2018 and a 5.61% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges is 10.7M (32% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$15.4M
Instructional Salaries
236
Number of Employees

In 2020, Dixie State University paid a total of $15.4M to 236 employees working as instructors, which represents 29.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $3.2M (29.9%) for similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
100 Employees
Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
98 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Dixie State University were Assistant professor with 100 employees; Associate professor with 64 employees; and Associate professor with 38 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Dixie State University were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 98 employees; Management with 62 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 61 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Assistant professor
  2. Female Assistant professor
  3. Male Associate professor

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Dixie State University was Male Assistant professor with 54 employees, Female Assistant professor with 46 employees, and Male Associate professor with 34 employees.

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

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