Dakota State University: Review & Facts

Overall Rating:Overall Ranking - ExcellentQuality:Education Quality Rating - OustandingSafety:Capmus Safety Rating - Very GoodCosts:Tuition & Fees Cost Rating - Excellent
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Dakota State University is a small four-year, public school with 3,145 students enrolled. This institution was founded in 1881 and is the only school located in Madison, South Dakota.

Academic Offerings



Majors
Offered
36
Fair
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 36 majors. The most popular concentrations are Computer Science, Medical, Education, Business, and Management. Read the details about Majors offered at this college and see program Ratings compared to other schools and colleges.


Student Retention
74%
Good
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.

Dakota State University student retention rate is fair at 74% (above South Dakota average). Taking this statistic into consideration, apparently students like their stay at this school.

Students to Faculty Ratio
18 : 1
Medium
The graduation rate at Dakota State University is below average - 51%.

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
$10,600
Medium
Average tuition prices are low, about $6,300 per academic year. The additional fees at Dakota State University not covered by tuition are roughly $4,300; this comes to a total of $10,600 per year.

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

Admissions Information



Acceptance
Rate
81%
Easy
As reported in recent government data, 912 applications were submitted and 741 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' SAT and ACT test scores at Dakota State University in the Admissions and Tests report for this school.

Opportunities and Services



Dormatory
Annual Price
$3,300
Low
Dakota State University provides 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 find a full-time job upon graduation.

Safety
Grade
B
Dicey
Dakota State University provides on-campus housing. Dormitory capacity at this college accommodates about 700 students, which offers a good on-campus housing option. The room price is relatively low - about $3,300 per 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 data, Dakota State University seems to be a generally 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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