Dakota State University
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graduate tuition & fees
Number of Programs
Financial Aid Amount
Dakota State University is a Public, 4 years college located in Madison, South Dakota. Dakota State ranked 1st in South Dakota Colleges and 1st in Federal Region VIII.
It has a total enrollment of 3,219 including undergraduate and graduate students and student to faculty ratio is 18 to 1. It is a Master's College and University (medium programs) school by Carnegie Classification and its highest degree is Doctor's degree - research/scholarship. Dakota State's acceptance rate is 85.61% last year (undergraduate school).
Dakota State University is accredited by Higher Learning Commission.
The following table shows the basic characteristic of Dakota State University and directory information. You may want to visit the school's website to check application deadlines, requirements, and financial information.
|Address||820 N Washington Ave, Madison, SD 57042-1799|
|Net Price Calculator||https://dsu.edu/admissions/undergraduate/cost-aid/net-price-calculator.html|
|School Type||Public, 4 years|
|Carnegie Category||Master's College and University (medium programs)|
|Highest Degree Offered||Doctor's degree - research/scholarship|
Acceptance Rate and Admission Statistics
The acceptance rate of Dakota State University is 85.61% and the yield (also known as enrollment rate) is 62.78%. The application fees are $20 for undergraduate programs and $35 for graduate programs.
|Open Admission Policy||✗|
|Acceptance Rate||85.61 %|
|Yield (Enrollment Rate)||62.78 %|
|Undergraduate Application Fees||$20|
|Graduate Application Fees||$35|
Tuition & Fees
Dakota State's 2023 tuition & fees is $9,633 for South Dakota residents and $12,735 for out-of-students. The undergraduate tuition is not changed and same to the last year's rate based on out-of-state rate ($12,735).
For graduate programs, its 2023 tuition & fees is $6,731 for South Dakota residents and $11,931 for out-of-students. The graduate tuition is not changed and same to the last year's rate.
|South Dakota Residents||Out-of-State|
|Undergraduate Tuition & Fees||$9,633||$12,735|
|Graduate Tuition & Fees||$6,731||$11,931|
*Data Source: 2022-2023 Tuition & Fees - National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)
A total of 3,219 students have enrolled for academic year 2021-2022. Among them, 1,775 students have enrolled online exclusively to earn their degrees. Dakota State has 2,751 undergraduate students and the graduate school has 468 students. You can check student population by gender, age, race/ethnicity, attending status, and online learning.
Degree Information and Campus Life
Dakota State offers 57 programs including both undergraduate and graduate programs. 41 out of the 57 programs are offerd via distace learning (online programs).
The following tables summarizes the offered programs, on-campus services, and special learning opportunities offered by Dakota State
|Number of programs||57 Programs|
|Number of online programs||41 Programs|
|Offered Degrees/Programs||1 Year Certificate|
2 Year Certificate
|Academic/career counseling service||✔|
|Placement services for completers||✔|
|On-campus day care for students||✗|
|Distance Learning (online classes)||✔|