Dakota State University

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School Overview

General Information

Admission Office

820 North Washington Avenue

Admissions Office

Madison, SD 57042

(605) 256-5139

(888) 378-9988

Fax: (605) 256-5020



Contact: Amy Crissinger

Director of Admission
Main Address

820 North Washington Avenue

Madison, SD 57042

(605) 256-5139

www.dsu.edu
Size

Total undergrads: 2,296

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 273

Degree-seeking undergrads: 1,450

Graduate enrollment: 379

Setting

Rural setting

Small town (2,500 – 9,999)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:
Associate
Bachelor’s
Master’s
Doctoral

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $20

Online application fee: $20

Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 96%


College Majors

Arts, Visual & Performing

Design/Visual Communications C

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology B
Biology for information systems B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Business Administration/Management A,B
Finance/Banking B
Marketing Management B
Office Management A

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Graphics B
Computer Programming – General A,C
Computer/Information Sciences – General B,C
Computer/Systems Security B
Information Sciences/Systems B
Information Technology C
System Administration C
Web/Multimedia Design C

Education

Biology Teacher Education B
Business Teacher Education B
Computer Teacher Education B
Elementary Education B
Elementary education/special learning behavior B
English Teacher Education B
Mathematics Education B
Physical Education B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B
English for information systems B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Medical Insurance Coding C
Medical Records Administration B
Medical Records Technology A
Respiratory Therapy A,B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

General Studies A

Mathematics

Mathematics for information systems B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Exercise Sciences B

Physical Sciences

Physical Sciences – General B

Science Technologies

Chemical Technology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Dakota State University Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (605) 256-5111
Website: https://dsu.edu
Type of School: 4-year, Public
Apply Online: https://dsu.edu/admissions/apply-now
Address: 820 N Washington Ave, Madison, SD 57042-1799
Setting: Town: Distant
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 3,268
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 35%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 19 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 1,062 (32% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Certificates, Associates, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $9,536
Out-of-state Tuition: $12,606
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 93%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $4,276

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Dakota State University Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Dakota State University.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 1
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 141
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 73532
Education 81
English Language and Literature/Letters 22
Health Professions and Related Programs 3221
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 111
Mathematics and Statistics 21
Military Technologies and Applied Sciences 1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 1
Physical Sciences 1
Visual and Performing Arts 11
Grand total 1672862

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Dakota State University and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $9,536
Out-of-state $12,606
Books and supplies $1,200

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $6,660
Out-of-state $11,809

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 362 93%
Grant or scholarship aid 315 81% $4,276
Student loan aid 263 68% $6,486

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 1,268 42% $4,592
Federal student loans 1,297 43% $6,346

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Dakota State University. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Dakota State University students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2020

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 978 631 347
Percent admitted 100% 80% 73%
Percent admitted who enrolled 43% 50% 32%

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Recommendations
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Dakota State University Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 3,268
Undergraduate enrollment 2,818
Graduate enrollment 450

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Dakota State University Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Higher Learning Commission

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
    • Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

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