Dixie State University, located in St. George, Utah, United States, is a public educational institution founded in 1911. It is part of the Utah System of Higher Education and has undergone several name changes throughout its history, including official names such as St. George Stake Academy, Dixie Academy, Dixie College, Dixie Junior College, Dixie Normal College, and Dixie State College of Utah.
The university's motto is "active learning. active life.". Dixie State University is affiliated with the National Collegiate Athletic Association, the Utah System of Higher Education, and the National Athletic Association. The institution operates within the education, higher education, and university industries. It also has a history as a community college.
Dixie State University is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities and the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission. The university currently holds an active status.