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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 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 799 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

Ratings

5/10
Overall
6/10
Academics
5/10
Resources
4/10
Outcomes

Dakota State is rated within the lower 40% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 5 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated

Getting In

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 Jul 15, 2021
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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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=219082 IPEDS survey data for Dakota State University.