Dakota State University: Review & Facts

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Dakota State University is a small four-year, public school with 3,110 students enrolled. This institution was founded in 1881 and is the only school located in Madison, South Dakota.

Academic Offerings



Majors
Offered
37
Several-month certificate, 1-year certificate, associate's degree, bachelor's degree, postbaccalaureate certificate, master's degree, and doctoral degree are available at Dakota State University.

Dakota State University follows a semester-based curriculum calendar system and offers choices in 37 majors. The most popular concentrations are Computer Science, Education, Medical, Business, and Management. Read the details about Majors offered at this college and see prorgam Ratings compared to other schools and colleges.
It is worthwhile to know student retention and graduation rates when you apply to a school to get your diploma or to engage in a long-term study; high retention and graduation rates are normally a positive sign. Nevertheless, if you would like to transfer or take non-credit coursework, these metrics are not important.

Student Retention
60%
Dakota State University student retention rate is relatively low at 60% (close to South Dakota average). Taking this statistic into consideration, apparently students somewhat enjoy their stay at this school.

The graduation rate at Dakota State University is low - 37%.

Student to faculty ratio at Dakota State University is reasonably decent, 18:1. Learn more regarding faculty at this college in the Faculty & Salaries report.

Tuition and Loans



Tuition and fees per year
$9,100
Average tuition prices are low, about $5,600 per academic year. The additional fees at Dakota State University not covered by tuition are roughly $3,500; this comes to a total of $9,100 per year.

Read the details about Dakota State University additional charges as well as availability of loans and likelyhood of repayning them upon graduation in the Tuition & Loans report for this college.

Admissions Information



Acceptance
Rate
89%
As reported in recent government data, 742 applications were submitted and 659 were accepted; so it is easy to become a student at this school.

Dakota State University might accept dual credits, credits for life experience, and advanced placement credits for admission.

Read more about admissions as well applicants test score statistics at Dakota State University in the Admissions and Tests report for this college.

Opportunities and Services



Dormatory
Annual Price
$2,800
Dakota State University offers a distance education program, study abroad programs, and evening/weekend study opportunity, which is a wonderful option for those who work full-time.

There are options for on-campus part-time employment at Dakota State University, which allows students to cover some of the tuition expenses. Additionally, this school helps students to evaluate their career options and to find a full-time job upon graduation.

Safety
Grade
A-
Dakota State University offers on-campus housing. Dormitory capacity at this college accommodates about 700 students, which provides a viable on-campus housing opportunity. The room price is relatively low -- approximately $2,800 per academic year.

Army and Air Force ROTC programs are available at Dakota State University. Reserve Officers' Training Corps commissioning programs typically imply elective classes in addition to required college curriculum, possible funding for your tuition, and an obligation to serve upon graduation.

ROTC
Available
Yes
It is important to keep in mind that enrolling in a ROTC course does not commit you to serve unless you have received a ROTC scholarship, grant, or any other funding.

Based on the college crime information, Dakota State University seems to be a safe school. Read the details in the Campus Crime report for this college.

Dakota State University Location and Maps



Post Address: Dakota State University, 820 N Washington Ave, Madison, South Dakota 57042-1799, USA
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