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Dakota State University

Madison, South Dakota

Overview

Student Population
3,382
Dakota State University overview
Location Madison, South Dakota
Online dsu.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
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Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate

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 1,056 prospective students applied, and 879 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 405 enrolled in the school.  1,517 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 1,865 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2018/2019, excluding room and board, is $7,299 plus fees of $1,977. Dakota State is ranked 973 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

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Admission Standards
Average
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SAT 960/1220
ACT 20/26
GPA 3.1
Applications Accepted
83.2% 
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Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Very Low

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Annual Cost to Attend

South Dakota Resident Tuition
$7,299
In State Costs for Dakota State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,200
Other Fees$1,977
Room and Board $6,873
Budget for Other Expenses$4,643
Total One Year Cost$21,992
Out of State Resident Tuition
$10,272
Out of State Costs for Dakota State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,200
Other Fees$1,977
Room and Board $6,873
Budget for Other Expenses$4,643
Total One Year Cost$24,965

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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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Reviews

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If you are a student, former student, faculty member or parent, please help guide other prospective students by sharing your personal experiences with this school. What is it really like to go to Dakota State University?

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Mar 1, 2019
E******c from Madison SD
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Definitely the right place to be if you have an interest in computing. Make sure to take advantage of all the clubs and events we host.

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Mar 1, 2019
P******r from Madison
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It's an awesome school. Small, but that's okay. The teachers all go by their first names. It's a one of the best schools for cyber security, programming, and network administration.

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Mar 1, 2019
M******e from Madison, SD
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Great cyber security program and I?ve had no problem finding a job so far with me degree.

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Mar 1, 2019
M******l from madison
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Honestly i have had wonderful experience at DSU. I have learned a lot, made a lot of friends and ended up with fantastic career opportunities. I am currently finishing up my graduate degree and I can say without a doubt that DSU is directly responsible for providing the opportunities and environment that have lead to my success.

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Mar 1, 2019
T******i from Minneapolis
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Great campus, almost second to none for CyberSecurity!!

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Mar 1, 2019
J******y from Johansen
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Honestly, this school is pretty great all around. The job placement rate coming out of their computer degrees is 99% which doesnt look like it will decline anytime soon. Check out the campus for yourself, you wont regret coming here.

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Feb 1, 2019
A******y from Madison
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Not a great place to study art or design. Out of date practices and a lack of support for the arts on campus. Sodexo (our university food service) has atrocious quality and poor food diversity. However, It is an affordable school, but you get what you pay for.

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