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Address820 N Washington Ave, Madison, SD 57042-1799
Phone605-256-5111
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School Typefour-years, public
Carnegie CategoryMaster's College and University (smaller programs)
Highest Degree OfferedDoctor's degree - research/scholarship
Dakota State University Campus, Madison, SD
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2022 Tuition & Fees and 2023 Estimation

For undergraduate school, the 2022 tuition and fees of Dakota State University are $9,633 for in-state students and $12,735 for out-of-state students. For graduate programs, its 2022 tuition and fees are $6,731 for in-state students and $11,931 for out-of-state students.
The estimated 2023 tuition & fees for prospective students is $9,731 for South Dakota residents and $12,865 for out-of-state students based on the tuition changes over the past five years. The estimated 2023 graduate school tuition & fees is $6,803 for South Dakota residents and $12,054 for out-of-state students.
2021-22 Tuition & Fees2022-23 Estimation
In-StateOut-of-State
Undergraduate$9,633$12,735
Graduate$6,731$11,931
Data source: 2021-2022 tuition - NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: July 22, 2022)
In-StateOut-of-State
Undergraduate$9,731$12,865
Graduate$6,803$12,054
The estimation for 2022-2023 tuition costs is based on the cost change rates of last year.

Key Stats for Prospective Students

The Acceptance rate at Dakota State University is 86% and the yield (enrollment rate) is 63%. The average SAT scores submitted by enrolled students is 1,123.
The average graduation rate is 49%. Total 3,186 students are attending the school and the school offers campus housing facilities (i.e. dormitory and residence halls possessed by the school).
The average earning in 10 years after graduation from the school is $43,100. The average salary varies depending on the field of study where the Computer and Information Sciences program shows the highest salary with $53,100 after graduating. Key academic stats for the school are listed in the next table.
2022 Dakota State Key Academics Statistics
Admission Stats »86% Acceptance Rate / 63% Yield
Test Scores »1,123 SAT / 23 ACT
Graduation Rate »49%
Retention Rate71%(full-time), 33% (part-time)
Student to Faculty Ratio5.56% (18 to 1)
Student Population »3,186 (2,740 undergraduate)
Average Financial Aid »$4,824
Average Earning After 10 years of graduation$43,100
Average Salary by Field of Study$26,000 - $53,100

Special Learning Opportunities and On-Campus Student Services

Dakota State University offers online classes (distance learning opportunities) for both undergraduate and graduate programs. It has ROTC programs and offers teacher certification programs designed to prepare students to meet the requirements for certification as teachers. The next table summarizes the special learning opportunities.
Special Learning Opportunities at Dakota State
Online ClassUndergraduate, Graduate
ROTCArmy, Air Force
Weekend/Evening CollegeNo
Teacher CertificationYes
Study AbroadYes
Dakota State provides several student services including remedial services, academic/career counseling services, employment services for students, Placement services for completers.
On-Campus Student Services at Dakota State
Remedial servicesYes
Academic/career counseling serviceYes
Employment services for studentsYes
Placement services for completersYes
On-campus day care for students' childrenNo
Library facilities at institutionVarious Library Facilities Provided

Campus Life

The following table illustrates the special characteristics of Dakota State. It has dormitories (or campus-owned housing) and its capacity is 773. It also offers separate board/meal plans and the annual cost is $3,149.
Dakota State Special Characteristics
Religious AffiliationNot applicable
Has HospitalNo
Offer Medical DegreeNo
Board/Meal PlanYes
Dormitory Capacity773


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