Well, as of February 16, 2013, Dixie State College is now Dixie State University. That means I’m now attending a University!
It’s funny, my brother, sister and I have all gone to the same school, but my sister got a degree from Dixie College, my brother got a degree from Dixie State College and it looks like I’m going to get a degree from Dixie State University. I wonder if that will still be the name when I graduate in two years. haha
I was curious just barely and looked up the history of Dixie and found that it’s actually had several names since it was first established.
- 1911 – Dixie Stake Academy
- 1916 – Dixie Normal College (seriously?)
- 1923 – Dixie Junior College
- 1970 – Dixie College
- 2000 – Dixie State College of Utah
- 2013 – Dixie State University
From what I’ve read in articles, there seems to be some controversy about the legitimacy of the school being a university. Some people are arguing that since Dixie does not award graduate degrees that the school does not qualify as a university. That makes me wonder if there are plans to add more degree programs to Dixie. That would be awesome. I probably won’t stay at Dixie past my Associate’s, but it would still be nice to have the option in case I decide I’d like to stay there longer. I guess we’ll just have to wait and see.
For now, though, I’m going to a university!