Dakota State University

Acceptance Rate 77 %
SAT Average 1,138
Tuition & Fees $12,606
Student Population 3,382
Average Financial Aid Amount Received $4,395

Academic Overview

Dakota State University Campus, Madison, SD
Dakota State University is a public, 4 or more 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 2021 tuition & fees are $9,536 for South Dakota residents and $12,606 for out-of-state students. The school offers both undergraduate and graduate programs and a total of 3,382 students are enrolled. The acceptance rate of undergraduate school is 77% and the graduation rate is 43% 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.

2021 Tuition & Fees

For undergraduate school, in the academic year 2020-2021, tuition and fees of Dakota State University are $9,536 for South Dakota residents and $12,606 for non-residents. For graduate schools, its 2021 tuition and fees are $6,660 for in-state students and $11,809 for out-of-state students.
Dakota State University 2021 Tuition & Fees
[Chart] 2020-2021 Tuition & Fees

Key Academic Statistics

The following chart illustrates the 2021 key academic statistics at Dakota State. The acceptance rate of Dakota State is 77% and the yield (enrollment rate) is 56%. The average graduation rate is 43% and the transfer-out rate is 35%. The average received amount of financial aid is $4,395 and 42% of undergraduate students received grants or scholarship aid. A total of 3,382 students is attending including both undergraduate and graduate students, and the student to faculty ratio is 18 to 1.
[Chart] Academic Statistics
Acceptance Rate for Dakota State University is 77 %.
Graduation Rate for Dakota State University is 43 %
Transfer-out Rate for Dakota State University is 35 %
Retention Rate for Dakota State University is 67 %
Student Population for Dakota State University is 3,382
Student to Faculty Rate for Dakota State University is 18 %
The average received amount of financial aid is $4,395 at Dakota State University.

Offered Degrees

Dakota State offers 59 major programs through online and on-site education where 37 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
Less than one year certificate115
One but less than two years certificate11
Associate's Degree76
Bachelor's Degree2813
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
ROTCArmy, Air Force
Weekend/Evening College
Teacher Certification
Study Abroad
Campus Housing
(Dormitory Capacity:773)
Board/Meal Plan
(Typical Annual Charge: $3,149)

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