Dixie State University ranked on U.S. News’ lists of best colleges nationwide

Dixie State University has been ranked on U.S. News’ 2020 lists of the nation’s best colleges and universities based on its strong performance in 15 different areas of academic excellence.

Dixie State was ranked 25th in the Regional Colleges West category, a division the university was placed in for focusing on undergraduate degrees and offering academic programs beyond liberal arts disciplines. More specifically, DSU finished 6th among public schools in the Regional Colleges West category. This year, U.S. News divided 1,800 regionally accredited institutions into 10 different categories to produce 10 independent rankings.

“It’s an honor to be ranked so high among the regional colleges in the West,” Dixie State President Richard “Biff” Williams said. “Our team continually expands and improves the academic offerings and student-life experiences at Dixie State University and this ranking is a true reflection of our collective commitment to student success.”

To rank the institutions within each category, U.S. News looked at a variety of academic standards, such as retention and graduation rates, student excellence, assessments from peer institutions’ administrators, faculty strength and alumni giving.

The most affordable university in the state, Dixie State offers 200 academic programs, small class sizes and 85 campus clubs to make The Dixie Life unique to southern Utah. Additionally, the university offers personalized, engaged learning experiences under the direction of dedicated faculty and staff in accordance with its “active learning. active life.” approach to education. On the forefront of technology, health education, and entrepreneurship, the university incorporates cutting-edge learning practices across all disciplines.