For the third consecutive year, Dixie State University has been ranked as one of the nation’s best colleges and universities by U.S. News & World Report.
Based on its strong performance in 17 different areas of academic excellence, Dixie State was ranked 7th in Top Public Schools in the West, 12thin Top Performers on Social Mobility among regional colleges in the West and 24thin Regional Colleges West on the 2021 list.
“The newest U.S. News & World Report rankings is another indicator of the success of our most recent strategic plan, Dixie 2020: Status to Stature,” Dixie State President Richard B. Williams said. “I am proud of our faculty and staff as we rank a little higher each year.”
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.
Specifically, the Social Mobility category, which Dixie State was ranked in for the first time, recognizes colleges that successfully enroll and graduate large proportions of economically disadvantaged students who are less likely than others to graduate.
“We are thrilled with our newest ranking in the Social Mobility category, which will support the efforts of our next strategic plan of being an open, inclusive, comprehensive, polytechnic university,” Williams said.
The most affordable university in the state, Dixie State offers more than 200 academic programs, small class sizes and 85 campus clubs to make The Dixie Life unique to southern Utah. Additionally, with the average class size of 20 students, 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.
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