School Overview

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.
Contact Information
Address820 N Washington Ave, Madison, SD 57042-1799
Admission Information
Online Application
Financial Aid
Net Price Calculator
Disability Service
School Category
School TypePublic, 4 years
Carnegie CategoryMaster's College and University (medium programs)
Highest Degree OfferedDoctor'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 Rate85.61 %
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 ResidentsOut-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)

Student Population

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.
Total Students3,219
Undergraduate Students2,751
Graduate Students468
Online Enrollment1,775

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
Offered DegreesOn-Campus ServiceLearning opportunities
Number of programs57 Programs
Number of online programs41 Programs
Offered Degrees/Programs1 Year Certificate
2 Year Certificate
Post-Bachelor Certificate
Doctorate (Research)
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for students
Distance Learning (online classes)
Study Abroad
Weekend/Evening College
Teacher Certification

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