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!
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.
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
Pull the $ from the u and give it to Dixie...great city, nice location, could be
a real nice gain for the state.
Has Utah decided Community Colleges are no longer important. We seem to be
running out of them.
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.Why?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.
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). SincerelyA Dixie Alumnus
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!