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Dakota State University

Dakota State University is a Public, 4 Years+ school located in Madison, SD. The 2019 average net price at Dakota State University is $16,863. Acceptance rate is 83.24%. The school has a total enrollment of 3,382.

Mission Statement



Logo of Dakota State University
Location: Madison, SD
Student Body: 3,382
Education Type: 4 Years+
Funding: Public
Campus Type: Rural
Web Site: dsu.edu
Acceptance Rate: 83.24%

Admission Details

Key Admissions DetailsAdmissions Deadlines, Start Dates
  • Acceptance Rate: 83.24%
  • Application Deadline: July 15, 2021
  • International Students: < 1%
  • Application Fee: $20
Tuition and FeesYearly Tuition and Other Fees
In State Tuition: $7,299
Out of State/International Tuition: $10,272
In State Grad Tuition: $5,749
Out of State Grad Tuition: $10,733
Room and Board: $6,873
Books and Supplies: $1,200
Other Fees: $1,977
Net Price In-District/State: $16,863
Net Price Out-of-State: n/a
Student Body DataIncoming Class Data
  • Most Recent Incoming Class: 405
  • Men / Women Ratio: 305 / 100
  • Median SAT Verbal Range: 470 - 610
  • Median SAT Math Range: 490 - 610
  • Median ACT Range: 20 - 26
International Student DataInformation for International Students
  • Minimum TOEFL Score: 83
  • Minimum IETLS Score: 6.5
  • % of International Students: < 1%
  • International Testing: Required
  • Total International Students: 3
Required DocumentsTranscripts and Recommendations
  • High School Transcript: Required
  • Recommendations: Not Considered
  • Admissions Tests Scores: Required
  • Portfolio: Not Considered

Top 5 Popular Programs

  • Computer Science: 56%
  • Education: 12%
  • Business, Management, Marketing: 12%
  • Health Professions: 8%
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences: 5%

Academic Programs

Dakota State University offers 92 Total Programs in Associate's, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate, Certificate Degree Levels. The most popular area of study for students are degrees in Computer Science. Choose an area to explore below to see detailed degree programs at each degree level.
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Associate's Degree ProgramsDakota State University offers 7 Associate's Degree Programs
Business, Management, Marketing
  • Business Administration and Management, General Degree
    • Online
    • Campus
Computer Science
  • Information Science, Studies Degree
    • Online
    • Campus
  • System, Networking, and Lan, Wan Management, Manager Degree
    • Online
    • Campus
  • Web Page, Digital, Multimedia and Information Resources Design Degree
    • Online
    • Campus
Health Professions
  • Health Information, Medical Records Technology, Technician Degree
    • Online
    • Campus
  • Respiratory Care Therapy, Therapist Degree
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Bachelor's Degree ProgramsDakota State University offers 28 Bachelor's Degree Programs
Biological, Biomedical Science
Business, Management, Marketing
Computer Science
  • Computer Graphics Degree
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General Degree
    • Online
    • Campus
  • Computer and Information Systems Security, Information Assurance Degree
    • Online
    • Campus
  • Information Science, Studies Degree
    • Online
    • Campus
  • System, Networking, and Lan, Wan Management, Manager Degree
    • Online
    • Campus
Education
English Literature
  • English Language and Literature, Letters, Other Degree
  • Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing Degree
    • Online
    • Campus
Health Professions
  • Health Information, Medical Records Administration, Administrator Degree
    • Online
    • Campus
  • Respiratory Care Therapy, Therapist Degree
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mathematics and Statistics
Military Technology
Parks, Leisure Studues
Physical Sciences
Visual and Performing Arts
Master's Degree ProgramsDakota State University offers 6 Master's Degree Programs
Business, Management, Marketing
  • Business Administration and Management, General Degree
    • Online
    • Campus
Computer Science
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General Degree
    • Online
    • Campus
  • Computer and Information Systems Security, Information Assurance Degree
    • Online
    • Campus
  • Information Science, Studies Degree
    • Online
    • Campus
Education
Health Professions
Doctorate Degree ProgramsDakota State University offers 2 Doctorate Degree Programs
Computer Science
  • Computer and Information Systems Security, Information Assurance Degree
    • Online
    • Campus
  • Information Science, Studies Degree
    • Online
    • Campus
Certificate ProgramsDakota State University offers 14 Certificate Programs
Computer Science
  • Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications Degree
    • Online
    • Campus
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General Degree
    • Online
    • Campus
  • Information Science, Studies Degree
    • Online
    • Campus
  • Information Technology Degree
  • Network and System Administration, Administrator Degree
  • Web Page, Digital, Multimedia and Information Resources Design Degree
    • Online
    • Campus
English Literature
  • English Language and Literature, Letters, Other Degree
  • Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing Degree
    • Online
    • Campus
Health Professions
  • Health Information, Medical Records Technology, Technician Degree
    • Online
    • Campus
  • Medical Informatics Degree
    • Online
    • Campus
  • Medical Insurance Coding Specialist, Coder Degree
    • Online
    • Campus
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mathematics and Statistics
Visual and Performing Arts

Demographics & Outcomes

Graduation and RetentionGraduation and retention information
  • Graduation Rate Within 150% of Time: 36%
  • Graduation Rate Within 200% of Time: 41%
  • 1st Year Retention: 72%
  • Post Graduation Salary: $39,700
Student Body DemographicsDiversity and Age Data
  • Total Students: 3,382
  • White, non-Hispanic Students: 81%
  • Black Students: 5%
  • Hispanic Students: 4%
  • Non-resident, alien: 3%
  • Two or more races: 3%
  • Asian Students: 2%
  • Unknown: 2%
  • American Indian, Alaska Native Students: 1%
  • Native Hawaiian, Pacific Isl. Students: <1%