School Overview

Dakota State University is a Public, 4 years college located in Madison, South Dakota. Dakota State ranked 7th in South Dakota Colleges and 11st in Federal Region VIII.
It has a total enrollment of 3,186 including undergraduate and graduate students and student to faculty ratio is 18 to 1. It is a Master's College and University (smaller programs) school by Carnegie Classification and its highest degree is Doctor's degree - research/scholarship. Dakota State's acceptance rate is 86.00% last year (undergraduate school).
Dakota State University is accredited by Higher Learning Commission.
Contact Information
Address820 N Washington Ave, Madison, SD 57042-1799
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School Category
School TypePublic, 4 years
Carnegie CategoryMaster's College and University (smaller programs)
Highest Degree OfferedDoctor's degree - research/scholarship

Admission Information

The acceptance rate of Dakota State University is 86.00% and the yield (also known as enrollment rate) is 63.00%. The application fees are $20 for undergraduate programs and $35 for graduate programs.
Open Admission Policy
Acceptance Rate86.00 %
Yield (Enrollment Rate)63.00 %
Undergraduate Application Fees$20
Graduate Application Fees$35

Tuition & Fees

Dakota State's 2022 tuition & fees is $9,633 for South Dakota residents and $12,735 for out-of-students. For graduate programs, its 2022 tuition & fees is $6,731 for South Dakota residents and $11,931 for out-of-students.
South Dakota ResidentsOut-of-State
Undergraduate Tuition & Fees$9,633$12,735
Graduate Tuition & Fees$6,731$11,931
*Data Source: 2021-2022 Tuition & Fees - National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

Student Population

A total of 3,186 students have enrolled for academic year 2020-2021. Among them, 1,756 students have enrolled online exclusively to earn their degrees. Dakota State has 2,740 undergraduate students and the graduate school has 446 students. You can check student population by gender, age, race/ethnicity, attending status, and online learning.
Total Students3,186
Undergraduate Students2,740
Graduate Students446
Online Enrollment1,756

Offered Degrees and Programs

Number of programs57 Programs
Number of online programs32 Programs
Offered Degrees/Programs1 Year Certificate
2 Year Certificate
Post-Bachelor Certificate
Doctorate (Research)

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On-campus day care for students

Learning opportunities

Distance Learning (online classes)
Study Abroad
Weekend/Evening College
Teacher Certification
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