Dixie State University

Saint George, UT 84770

Dixie State University is one of the seven public 4-year colleges in Utah. Its campus is medium in size and located in Saint George. The institution offers only undergrad degree programs.

Every year 34% of students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their respective studies.

Dixie State University's in-state tuition for 2017-2018 academic year was $4,308, and fees were $772. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $13,776 and $772 respectively.


Campus LocaleSmall City
Campus SizeMedium
Student to Faculty Ratio22:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate56%

Nursing Programs Offered

The Dixie State College ADN program is designed to prepare students to perform the role of a registered nurse. The Associate Degree Nursing program has been approved by the Utah Board of Nursing and has been accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission.

Admission Requirements

  • High school diploma of GED equivalency certificate
  • Official transcripts for all college level coursework (if applicable)
  • Completed application
  • Standardized test results (SAT, ACT, CPT)
  • Entrance Examination (as applicable)

Dixie requires official college transcripts from all attended schools as applicable. If an applicant is transferring more than 24 college level credits high school transcripts and standardized test scores will not be required. It may be helpful to the students application, however if he/she submits transcripts for all pre-requisite courses taken at the high school level.

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 17 62
Bachelor's degree 18 49
Certificate 37 149

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Institutional Accreditations
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
09/01/1945 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
10/01/2002 - Current
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
10/01/2010 - Current
Nursing (PNUR) - Practical nursing programs
10/01/2002 - 12/17/2010



Acceptance Rate
The college has an open admission policy. However each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).

Application fee
Undergrads $35
Graduates --

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$179
In State Students$179
Out of State Students$574
Graduate courses
In District Students--
In State Students--
Out of State Students--

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $8,055 $8,055 $25,830
ADN 70 $12,530 $12,530 $40,180
BSN 125 $22,375 $22,375 $71,750
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 89% of Dixie State University's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 42% $4,431
Other Federal Grant 4% $597
State Grant & Scholarships 50% $3,603
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 29% $2,244
Federal Student Loans 34% $4,617
Private Loans 1% $8,500


Average Net Price/year
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$10,892
$30,001 to $48,000$11,479
$48,001 to $75,000$13,023
$75,001 to $110,000$13,209
Over $110,000$13,317

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Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Two or more races
Black/African American
Non-resident alien
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
Race/ethnicity unknown

Relevant scholarships

Utah Nurse Foundation Nursing Scholarship

This scholarship is for Utha resident students who intend to pursue a career in nursing. Scholarship recipient must agrees to work for a Utah Health Care Facility or Utah ...

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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Utah state board of nursing.

Dixie State University
225 S University Avenue
Saint George, UT 84770

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