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Dakota State University

Also known as Dakota State

820 N Washington Ave, Madison, SD

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Dakota State University provides a variety of degree programs for students to aid them in their growth and development. The school is located in Madison, SD and publically funded. Approximately three thousand students enroll at Dakota State yearly.

Students may pick from a few areas of study, including but not limited to:

  • Computer And Information Sciences
  • Education
  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Health And Clinical Professions
  • Recreation And Fitness Studies

Students applying for admission are required to submit an application, transcripts, standardized test scores and any requested letters of recommendations, which will then be reviewed by the admissions committee. Students may take either the ACT or SAT scores to be considered for admissions to this school. A score in a range of 850 - 1070 on the SAT, or 18 - 25 for the ACT is common among admitted students. Dakota State admits about 90% of students applying annually. Of those admitted, nearly 49% of students registered for enrollment. More information regarding admissions can be found here.

Tuition & fees at Dakota State University are different for in-state and out-of-state residents. In-state tuition costs close to $7,600 per year, while out-of-state tuition costing $9,500 per year. Housing may be available for those that want to live on-campus for a cost of $3,000 for the year. Some students at Dakota State University may be eligible for financial aid, which is generally provided in the form of loans, grants, scholarships and work study programs.

The Dakota State University Trojans participate in a number of athletic programs, overseen by the NAIA. Athletic programs that are available may include:

  • Baseball (NAIA Division II)
  • Basketball (NAIA Division II)
  • Track & Field (NAIA Division II)

Contact information, academics information, areas of study, and much more may be accessed on school's website at http://www.dsu.edu.

Admission Requirements & Details

The admissions information below may give you an idea of the candidates Dakota State University accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, as well as any college or dual credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • Life Experience Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

Total enrollment at Dakota State University is around 3,100 students. The student body is made up of 90% undergraduate students and 11% graduate students.

$14,000

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $14,000. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. There is also a $20 application fee for students applying to the school. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition range estimates:
    • State Residents: $4,200-$5,000
    • Out-of-State: $6,300-$7,510
  • Charges per unit:
    • In-State: $270-$320 per unit
    • Out-of-State: $350-$420 per unit

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid95%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships79%$3,911
Receiving Student Loans78%$7,485
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Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and recent graduates, Dakota State University may provide student services like those listed below:

  • Online classes
  • Remedial instructional courses
  • Counseling assistance
  • Employing students to lower education costs
  • Helping students find work after graduation

Graduation Rates

Dakota State has an overall graduation rate which is approximately 47%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years18%
Graduating in 5 Years21%
Graduating in 6 Years5%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Education Program
    • * Accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (since 1954)

Intercollegiate Athletics

Dakota State University is a Member of National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), with many of the sports being in the NAIA Division II classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Baseball (373)
  • Basketball (373)
  • Track and Field (373)
  • Football (373)
  • Softball
  • Volleyball
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Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

Get more information about the programs offered by Dakota State University by clicking the request information to the right.

(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Computer and Information Sciences

Education

English Language and Literature

Health and Clinical Professions

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Mathematics and Statistics

Physical Sciences

Recreation and Fitness Studies

Visual and Performing Arts

Contact Information

General Contact

Admissions Office

Financial Aid Office

School Map




ACCEPTANCE RATE
81.25%

FINANCIAL AID RATE
95%

STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
18:1

DEGREES OFFERED ONLINE
50

FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
$4,155