Dickinson State University

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School Overview

Dickinson State University is a regional, four-year institution that is a part of the North Dakota University System. The school’s mission is to “provide high-quality, accessible programs; to promote excellence in teaching and learning; to support scholarly and creative activities; and to provide service relevant to the economy, health, and quality of life of the citizens of the state of North Dakota.”

Dickinson State University Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (701) 483-2507
Website: www.dickinsonstate.edu
Type of School: 4-year, Public
Apply Online: www.dickinsonstate.edu/apply
Address: 291 Campus Drive, Dickinson, ND 58601-4896
Setting: Town: Remote
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 1,350
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 29%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 12 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 785 (58% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Certificates, Associates, Bachelor's, Master's

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $7,784
Out-of-state Tuition: $11,044
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 93%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $5,141

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

Dickinson State University Programs

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

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences 111
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 1
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 316
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 1
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 2
Education 151
English Language and Literature/Letters 1
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 1
Health Professions and Related Programs 12
History 1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 1
Mathematics and Statistics 1
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 1
Natural Resources and Conservation 1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 1
Physical Sciences 1
Psychology 1
Social Sciences 2
Visual and Performing Arts 4
Grand total 44431

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Dickinson 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 $7,784
Out-of-state $11,044
Books and supplies $1,260

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $6,052
Out-of-state $6,052

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 156 93%
Grant or scholarship aid 136 81% $5,141
Student loan aid 78 46% $6,012

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 736 54% $4,959
Federal student loans 541 39% $6,757

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Dickinson 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 Dickinson State University students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2020

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 376 159 217
Percent admitted 100% 99% 100%
Percent admitted who enrolled 54% 52% 55%

Admissions Considerations

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

Dickinson State University Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 1,350
Undergraduate enrollment 1,321
Graduate enrollment 29

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

Dickinson State University Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Higher Learning Commission

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
    • Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
    • Nursing (PNUR) - Practical nursing programs
  • National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
    • Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs
  • 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

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. CollegeAtlas.org does 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.

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