Dakota State University Comparison

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Dakota State
Location Madison, SD
Setting Distant Town
Enrollment 3,241
Type Public 4 Year
National Ranking #808
Religious Affiliation -
Status Non-profit
Website dsu.edu
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Dakota State
Tuition (In State) $7,616
Tuition (Out of State) $10,718
Room & Board $8,018
Avg Net Price $17,977
Avg Grant Aid $5,467
% Receiving Grant Aid 92%


Dakota State
Admission Chances Calculate
Applied 882
Admitted 696
Acceptance Rate 78.9%
Enrolled % 53.4%
Avg High School GPA 3.33
Typical High School Grades B+
Admissions Standards Average
Applicant Competition
ACT Range 19/27
SAT Range 940/1240
Submit Test Scores Not required for admission, but considered if submitted (Test Optional)
Application Deadline


Dakota State
Student to Faculty Ratio 18:1
Popular Majors
  • Computer and Information Sciences (28%)
  • Business (25%)
  • Education (22%)
  • Health Professions (14%)
  • Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies (3%)


Dakota State
Graduation Rate 34%
Median Earnings (After 10 years) $42,200
Making Student Loan Payments 67%
Median Student Loan Debt $23,500
Median Loan Payment $242


Dakota State
% Men 64%
% Women 36%
Racial Diversity Very Low
% White 84%
% Black 4%
% Hispanic 4%
% Native American 1%
% Pacific Islander 0%
% Two or More Races 3%
% International 1%
% Unknown Race 1%


Dakota State
% In-State 58%
% Out-of-State 39%


Dakota State
Campus Housing Yes
Freshman Dorm Required No
Meal Plan Yes
Weekend/Evening Classes Yes
Daycare Facility No
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Sources: U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov IPEDS and College Scorecard https://collegescorecard.ed.gov/