Dixie State College on track to become a university

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  • justcap Provo, UT
    Jan. 21, 2011 12:41 p.m.

    Cedar may have a university nearby, but enrollment numbers show that more people prefer Dixie to SUU anyway; and since St. George is much larger and has more growth than Cedar, it's time to turn Dixie into a respectable university.

    The demand for college is going to continue to increase, even just looking at the number of children in the state. We might as well prepare for them now.

    And in regards to Bull in Layton: Utah's Dixie is tired of northern Utah dictating what their "role" should be. St. George and Dixie are a large part of the future of the state.

    Go Dixie!

  • Bull Layton, UT
    Jan. 21, 2011 12:15 p.m.

    Dixie! What are you doing? This move will strap the budget for all the institutions in the state. It is more expensive to fund a university than it is a four year college. That money is going to have to come from the general fund and will rob the budget from other institutions. Thus, tuition will rise at all the other institutions.

    Besides you already have a university in southern Utah. It is actually call Southern Utah University. Yes, it is located in Cedar (which I know you hate). But, it is only about an hour commute from St. George.

    Dixie please learn your role in the state and stick to it (hint: it is not a university).

    A Dixie Alumnus

  • michaelm Waukesha, WI
    Jan. 21, 2011 11:55 a.m.

    The bar has been raised, jobs that can be done with a HS education now require a degree, many jobs that could be done with an AA or certificate now require a BA, jobs that required a BA now ask for an MBA even though the work has not really changed.

    Media claims that jobs have gotten more complicated or more technical I find this to be foolishness. In most areas technology has made things much simpler to do.

    For example even the administrative jobs have gotten easier and technology has become simpler to use and apply yet many admin jobs now require a college degree too.


    Because with so many people over educated they are applying for lower and lower jobs raising the bar for those job requirements. The more people are out of work the worse it will get. People go back to school or stay in longer, coming back to the work force applying for jobs that a HS education can handle but they have advanced degrees. The cycle harms those who cannot afford college and widens the gap of rich and poor.

  • cval Hyde Park, UT
    Jan. 21, 2011 11:29 a.m.

    Has Utah decided Community Colleges are no longer important. We seem to be running out of them.

  • Cali Coug Visalia, CA
    Jan. 21, 2011 9:27 a.m.

    Pull the $ from the u and give it to Dixie...great city, nice location, could be a real nice gain for the state.

  • dumprake Toquerville, UT
    Jan. 21, 2011 7:11 a.m.

    Don't do it. The "education bubble" is about to burst. The only reason Dixie State and other universities in Utah have seen so much growth is because there are no job, thousands are out of work, and so they went back to school. But those graduating, and not able to find work--because there is no work. So this bubble will burst, enrolloments will decline, states, including Utah, will face serious higher education budget shortfalls. State revenues are not going to grow for several years, there's no way they can pay for all this. Get ready for tax increases.

  • What's up? Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 21, 2011 6:02 a.m.

    More "mission creep" is the last thing needed for higher ed in this state. It seems every JC want to be a four year school, and every four year program wants to be a university. All this waters down programs and increase the cost to students and tax payers.

  • Rebel-Aggie Provo, UT
    Jan. 20, 2011 8:46 p.m.

    I hope the state allows Dixie to become a university sooner than later. It's great how they've come along in just these few years even since I was there! It's especially good that they didn't end up diving into the U of U affiliation as fast as they were trying to.

    Dixie State University of Utah will be a great place to go to college. Good luck Dixie!