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#4 Best Public Universities in South Dakota

Dakota State University

Madison, South Dakota

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Overview

Student Population
3,382
Dakota State University overview
Location Madison, South Dakota
Online dsu.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
Setting Distant Town
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Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Located in Madison, South Dakota, Dakota State University is a small four year public college offering both undergrad and graduate programs. In the most recent statistical year 978 prospective students applied, and 757 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 425 enrolled in the school.  1,517 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 1,865 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2019/2020, excluding room and board, is $7,541 plus fees of $1,995. Dakota State is ranked 723 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

Ratings

5/10
Overall
7/10
Academics
5/10
Resources
4/10
Outcomes
2/10
Value

Dakota State is rated within the lower 43% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 5 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated

Rankings

Rankings for Dakota State University within the 2021 CollegeSimply Best Colleges Lists.

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Getting In

Admission Standards
Average
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SAT 1005/1270
ACT 19/25
GPA 3.1
Applications Accepted
77.4% 
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Applications Due Jul 15, 2021
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $20

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Annual Cost to Attend

South Dakota Resident Tuition
$7,541
In State Costs for Dakota State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,200
Other Fees$1,995
Room and Board $7,033
Budget for Other Expenses$4,805
Total One Year Cost$22,574
Out of State Resident Tuition
$10,611
Out of State Costs for Dakota State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,200
Other Fees$1,995
Room and Board $7,033
Budget for Other Expenses$4,805
Total One Year Cost$25,644

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Outcomes

Average Salary After 10 Years
$42,200 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
34% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Dakota State University students
Subject Percent of Class
Computer and Information Sciences 28%
Business 25%
Education 22%
Health Professions 14%
Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 3%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=219082 IPEDS survey data for Dakota State University.

Current students may use the Dakota State University GPA calculator to determine their current college GPA.