North Dakota State University

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North Dakota State University is a medium-sized university with an
undergraduate population of 11,061. The graduate enrollment is
currently 1,818. The university offers Bachelor's, Master's, Doctoral,
and First Professional Degrees.

Graduate Programs

Master's degree programs at NDSU include Animal Sciences, Biochemistry,
Civil Engineering, Education, Music, Plant Sciences, and Zoology.
Doctoral candidates can pursue a terminal degree in Communication,
Computer Science, English, Engineering, Psychology, and many other
fields.

A number of certification and specialist programs are available as well.

Online Programs

In addition to quite a few Bachelor's and Master's level degree
programs, NDSU's distance learning division also offers non-credit
courses for professionals, and continuing education courses for teachers.

School and Colleges

  • College of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Natural Resources
  • College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences
  • College of Business
  • College of Engineering
  • College of Human Development and Education
  • College of Pharmacy, Nursing, and Allied Sciences
  • College of Science and Mathematics
  • University Studies
  • Graduate School & Interdisciplinary Studies

College Majors

  • Agriculture & Related Sciences
  • Agribusiness Operations
  • Agricultural Communications
  • Agricultural Economics
  • Agricultural Mechanization
  • Agriculture – General
  • Animal Sciences
  • Crop Production
  • Equestrian/Equine Studies
  • Food Science
  • Horticulture Science
  • Pest Management
  • Soil Science and Agronomy
  • Turf Management
  • Architecture & Related Programs
  • Environmental Design
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural & Gender Studies
  • Women's Studies
  • Arts, Visual & Performing
  • Art – General
  • Drama/Theater Arts
  • Interior Design
  • Music – General
  • Biological & Biomedical Sciences
  • Biology
  • Biotechnology
  • Botany
  • Chem/Phys/Molecular Biology
  • Microbiology
  • Zoology
  • Business, Management & Marketing
  • Accounting
  • Business Administration/Management
  • Business Communications
  • Construction Management
  • Finance/Banking
  • Financial Planning
  • Hospitality Administration/Management
  • Management Information Systems
  • Marketing Management
  • Communications & Journalism
  • Health Communications
  • Journalism
  • Public Relations
  • Computer & Information Sciences
  • Computer Science
  • Education
  • Agricultural Education
  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Chemistry Teacher Education
  • Elementary Education
  • English Teacher Education
  • Family/Consumer Sciences  Education
  • French Teacher Education
  • German Teacher Education
  • Health Teacher Education
  • History Teacher Education
  • Mathematics Education
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Physical Education
  • Physics Teacher Education
  • Science Teacher Education
  • Social Science Teacher Education
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Spanish Language Teacher Education
  • Speech Teacher Education
  • Engineering
  • Agricultural Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Construction Engineering
  • Electrical/Communications Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • English Language & Literature
  • English Language & Literature – General
  • Family & Consumer Sciences
  • Clothing/Apparel/Textile Studies
  • Human Development/Family Studies
  • Foreign Language & literature
  • Classics
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Health Professions & Clinical Sciences
  • Clinical Laboratory Science
  • Medical Dietetics
  • Nursing (RN)
  • Preveterinary Medicine
  • Radiologic Technology/Medical Imaging
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Veterinarian Assistance
  • History
  • History – General
  • Public History/Archives
  • Law & Legal Studies
  • Prelaw
  • Liberal Arts & Sciences
  • Humanities
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics – General
  • Statistics
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Global Studies
  • Natural Resources & Conservation
  • Natural Resources Management/Policy
  • Parks, Recreation & Fitness
  • Parks, Recreation & Fitness  – General
  • Sport/Fitness Administration
  • Philosophy & Religion
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Sciences
  • Chemistry
  • Geology
  • Physics
  • Psychology
  • Psychology – General
  • Psychometrics/Quantitative Psychology
  • Security & Protective Services
  • Criminal Justice Studies
  • Emergency Management/Homeland Security
  • Social Sciences
  • Anthropology
  • Economics
  • Political Science/Government
  • Social Sciences – General
  • Sociology

Accreditation

North Dakota State University is accredited by the Higher Learning
Commission of the North Central Association. The last re-accreditation
was done in 2006, and it will not need to be done again until 2016.

Student Housing

North Dakota State University offers a variety of options for Residence
Hall living. There are a variety of reasons why you can benefit from
living on campus. It can help you academically and socially. It can
make you feel more satisfied with your experience in college. It can
also make it more likely that you stay in college and graduate with a
degree.

Some of the options offered by North Dakota State University are the following:

  • Burgum Hall – This building is near the library and for first year women only. The rooms are furnished.
  • Churchill Hall – This hall is near the academic buildings. It is for first year men only. It is furnished.
  • Seim Hall – This is a nine-story high-rise for men and women in their first year. The men and women are on separate floors. They are double rooms that have common restrooms in the hall. There is a dining area attached either on lower level or through tunnels.
  • Sevrinson Hall – This is a nine-story high-rise for men and women first-year students. They are double rooms with a common restroom in the hall. The building does have a dining area or access to another through tunnels.

General Information

Admission Office

Ceres Hall 124

PO Box 5454

Fargo, ND 58105-5454

(701) 231-8643

(800) 488-6378

Fax: (701) 231-8802



Contact: Jobey Lichtblau

Director of Admission
Main Address

University Station

Fargo, ND 58105

(701) 231-8011

www.ndsu.edu
Size

Total undergrads: 11,061

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 2,661

Degree-seeking undergrads: 10,799

Graduate enrollment: 1,818

Setting

Urban setting

Small city (50,000 – 249,999)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:
Bachelor's
Master's
Doctoral
First Professional

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $35

Online application fee: $35

Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 80%

Percent students who return sophomore year: 81%


College Majors

Agriculture & Related Sciences

Agribusiness Operations B
Agricultural Communications B
Agricultural Economics B
Agricultural Mechanization B
Agriculture – General B
Animal Sciences B
Crop Production B
Equestrian/Equine Studies B
Food Science B
Horticulture Science B
Pest Management B
Soil Science and Agronomy B
Turf Management B

Architecture & Related Programs

Environmental Design B
Landscape Architecture B

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies

Women's Studies B

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art – General B
Drama/Theater Arts B
Interior Design B
Music – General B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology B
Biotechnology B
Botany B
Chem/Phys/Molecular Biology B
Microbiology B
Zoology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Business Administration/Management B
Business Communications B
Construction Management B
Finance/Banking B
Financial Planning B
Hospitality Administration/Management B
Management Information Systems B
Marketing Management B

Communications & Journalism

Health Communications B
Journalism B
Public Relations B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Science B

Education

Agricultural Education B
Biology Teacher Education B
Chemistry Teacher Education B
Elementary Education B
English Teacher Education B
Family/Consumer Sciences – Education B
French Teacher Education B
German Teacher Education B
Health Teacher Education B
History Teacher Education B
Mathematics Education B
Music Teacher Education B
Physical Education B
Physics Teacher Education B
Science Teacher Education B
Social Science Teacher Education B
Social Studies Teacher Education B
Spanish Language Teacher Education B
Speech Teacher Education B

Engineering

Agricultural Engineering B
Civil Engineering B
Computer Engineering – General B
Construction Engineering B
Electrical/Communications Engineering B
Industrial Engineering B
Manufacturing Engineering B
Mechanical Engineering B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B

Family & Consumer Sciences

Clothing/Apparel/Textile Studies B
Human Development/Family Studies B

Foreign Language & Literature

Classics B
French B
Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Clinical Laboratory Science B
Medical Dietetics B
Nursing (RN) B
Preveterinary Medicine B
Radiologic Technology/Medical Imaging B
Respiratory Therapy B
Veterinarian Assistance B

History

History – General B
Public History/Archives B

Law & Legal Studies

Prelaw B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Humanities B

Mathematics

Mathematics – General B
Statistics B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Global Studies B

Natural Resources & Conservation

Natural Resources Management/Policy B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Parks, Recreation & Fitness – General B
Sport/Fitness Administration B

Philosophy & Religion

Philosophy B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B
Geology B
Physics B

Psychology

Psychology – General B
Psychometrics/Quantitative Psychology B

Security & Protective Services

Criminal Justice Studies B
Emergency Management/Homeland Security B

Social Sciences

Anthropology B
Economics B
Political Science/Government B
Social Sciences – General B
Sociology 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:dsu.edu
Type of School:4-year, Public
Apply Online:dsu.edu/admissions/apply-now
Address:820 N Washington Ave, Madison, SD 57042-1799
Setting:32
Campus Housing:Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population:3,190
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):49%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:17 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:Yes
Distance Learning Students*:1,308 (41% 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:$8,927
Out-of-state Tuition:$11,843
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:93%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$3,585

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

Dakota State University Programs

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

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Biological and Biomedical Sciences1
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services141
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services51532
Education81
English Language and Literature/Letters22
Health Professions and Related Programs1221
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities11
Mathematics and Statistics1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies1
Physical Sciences1
Visual and Performing Arts11
Grand total952762

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

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

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services131
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services11432
Education11
Health Professions and Related Programs1111
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities11
Grand total241062

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 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 Fees2016-2017
In-state$8,927
Out-of-state$11,843
Books and supplies$1,200

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$6,181
Out-of-state$11,066

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid30193%
Grant or scholarship aid25579%$3,585
Student loan aid25579%$6,782

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid1,16141%$3,961
Federal student loans1,32647%$6,757

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 2017

TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants920580340
Percent admitted100%82%83%
Percent admitted who enrolled36%39%30%

Admissions Considerations

RequiredRecommendedOptional
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 2017

Total Enrollment3,190
Undergraduate enrollment2,844
Graduate enrollment346

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 North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Specialized institution accreditations:

    *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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