Dakota Wesleyan University

Acceptance Rate 75.74 %
SAT Average 980
Tuition & Fees $30,880
Student Population 933
Average Financial Aid Amount Received $15,485

Academic Overview

Dakota Wesleyan University is a private (not-for-profit), four-years institute located in Mitchell, South Dakota. It is a Baccalaureate College - Diverse Fields by Carnegie Classification and its highest degree is Master's degree.
The 2022 tuition & fees is $30,880 for undergraduate students. The school offers both undergraduate and graduate programs and a total of 933 students are enrolled. The acceptance rate of undergraduate school is 75.74% and the graduation rate is 55% last year.
The salary after graduation from Dakota Wesleyan University varies by major programs where the average earning after 10 years is $40,900. You can check the average salary by the major programs on the area of study page.

2022 Tuition & Fees

For undergraduate school, in the academic year 2021-2022, Dakota Wesleyan's tuition & fees is $30,880. For graduate programs, its 2022 average tuition & fees is $15,300.
2022 Tuition & Fees
[Chart] 2021-2022 Tuition & Fees

Key Academic Statistics

The following chart illustrates the 2022 key academic statistics at Dakota Wesleyan. The acceptance rate of Dakota Wesleyan is 75.74% and the yield (enrollment rate) is 21.31%. The average graduation rate is 55% and the transfer-out rate is 7%.
The average received amount of financial aid is $15,485 and 87% of undergraduate students received grants or scholarship aid. A total of 933 students is attending including both undergraduate and graduate students, and the student to faculty ratio is 12 to 1.
Acceptance Rate for Dakota Wesleyan University is 75.74 %.
Acceptance Rate
Graduation Rate for Dakota Wesleyan University is 55 %
Graduation Rate
Transfer-out Rate for Dakota Wesleyan University is 7 %
Transfer-out Rate
Retention Rate for Dakota Wesleyan University is 69 %
Retention Rate
Student Population for Dakota Wesleyan University is 933
Student Population
Student to Faculty Ratio for Dakota Wesleyan University is 12 to 1
Student to Faculty Ratio
12 to 1
The average received amount of financial aid is $15,485 at Dakota Wesleyan University.
Financial Aid Amount

Directory Information

Directory Information
Address1200 W University Ave, Mitchell, SD 57301-4398
Online Applicationwww.dwu.edu/apply
Financial Aidwww.dwu.edu/admissions/financial-aid
Net Price Calculatorhttps://www.dwu.edu/admissions/financial-aid/net-price-calculator
Disability Servicewww.dwu.edu/student-life/campus-accessibility-disability-services

Offered Degrees

Dakota Wesleyan offers 65 major programs through online and on-site education where 2 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
Associate's Degree30
Bachelor's Degree530
Post Bachelor's Degree20
Master's Degree61
Post Master's Degree11

Special Learning Opportunities

Dakota Wesleyan University offers online education (distance learning opportunities) for both undergraduate and graduate programs. The school provides 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
Weekend/Evening College
Teacher Certification
Study Abroad
Campus Housing
(Dormitory Capacity:538)
Board/Meal Plan
(Typical Annual Charge: $4,000)

Veterans Benefits

Dakota Wesleyan 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