Dakota State University

Acceptance Rate 85.61 %
SAT Average 1,123
2023 Tuition & Fees $12,735
Student Population 3,219
Average Financial Aid Amount Received $5,308

Academic Overview

Dakota State University Campus, Madison, SD
Dakota State University is a public, four-years institute located in Madison, South Dakota. It is a Master's College and University (smaller programs) by Carnegie Classification and its highest degree is Doctor's degree - research/scholarship.
The 2023 tuition & fees is $9,632 for South Dakota residents and $12,735 for out-of-state students. The graduate school tuition & fees is $6,731 for South Dakota residents and $11,931 for out-of-state students.
The school offers both undergraduate and graduate programs and a total of 3,219 students are enrolled. The acceptance rate of undergraduate school is 85.61% and the graduation rate is 47% last year.
The salary after graduation from Dakota State University varies by major programs where the average earning after 10 years is $43,100. You can check the average salary by the major programs on the area of study page.

2023 Tuition & Fees

For undergraduate school, in the academic year 2022-2023, Dakota State's tuition & fees is $9,632 for South Dakota residents and $12,735 for non-residents. For graduate programs, its 2023 average tuition & fees are $6,731 for in-state students and $11,931 for out-of-state students.
Data source for 2023 Tuition: NCES
2023 Tuition & Fees
South Dakota ResidentsOut-of-State
[Chart] 2022-2023 Tuition & Fees

Key Academic Statistics

The following chart illustrates the 2023 key academic statistics at Dakota State. The acceptance rate of Dakota State is 85.61% and the yield (enrollment rate) is 62.78%. The average graduation rate is 47% and no students have transferred out from the school.
The average received amount of financial aid is $5,308 and 47% of undergraduate students received grants or scholarship aid. A total of 3,219 students is attending including both undergraduate and graduate students, and the student to faculty ratio is 18 to 1.
Acceptance Rate for Dakota State University is 85.61 %.
Acceptance Rate
Graduation Rate for Dakota State University is 47 %
Graduation Rate
Retention Rate for Dakota State University is 72 %
Retention Rate
Student Population for Dakota State University is 3,219
Student Population
Student to Faculty Ratio for Dakota State University is 18 to 1
Student to Faculty Ratio
18 to 1
The average received amount of financial aid is $5,308 at Dakota State University.
Financial Aid Amount

Directory Information

Directory Information
Address820 N Washington Ave, Madison, SD 57042-1799
Online Applicationhttps://dsu.edu/apply.html
Financial Aidhttps://dsu.edu/admissions/financial-aid/index.html
Net Price Calculatorhttps://dsu.edu/admissions/undergraduate/cost-aid/net-price-calculator.html
Disability Servicehttps://dsu.edu/student-life/disability-services/index.html

Offered Degrees

Dakota State offers 57 major programs through online and on-site education where 41 programs are available through distance learning. The following table lists the number of programs by offered degree with online class availabilities.
Offered Major Programs
Award LevelTotal Number of ProgramsAvailable Online Class
One but less than two years certificate11
Associate's Degree66
Bachelor's Degree2915
Post Bachelor's Degree44
Master's Degree66
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship22

Special Learning Opportunities

Dakota State University offers online education (distance learning opportunities) for both undergraduate and graduate programs. The school provides ROTC, teacher certification and study abroad - opportunity which a student completes part of the college program studying in another country programs to its students.
Special Learning Opportunities
Online ClassUndergraduate , Graduate
ROTCAir Force
Weekend/Evening College
Teacher Certification
Study Abroad
Campus Housing
(Dormitory Capacity:925)
Board/Meal Plan
(Typical Annual Charge: $3,308)

Veterans Benefits

Dakota State University has programs, benefits and/or services to veterans, military service members, or their families.
Veterans Benefits
Yellow Ribbon Program
(officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military service members, and their families
Recognized student veteran organization
Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges