Graduate Programs Overview

Dakota State University is a Public, 4 or more years school located in Madison, South Dakota. It offers graduate degree programs as well as undergraduate degree programs. For academic year 2020-2021 the graduate school tuition & fees are $6,660 for South Dakota residents and $11,809 for other students in average.

It offers twenty-three graduate programs: 7 Master's, 11 Doctorate, 5 Post-Bachelor's programs. Some of those programs are offered by distance learning. 123 students have been conferred Master's degree and 34 students have received Doctorate degree last year.
Graduate Programs Key Facts
School NameDakota State University
TypePublic, 4 or more years
Address820 N Washington Ave, Madison, SD
Graduate School Students450 students
389 students enrolled online exclusively
Tuition & Fees (2020-2021)In-State$6,660
Student to Faculty18:1 (5.56%)
Number of Offered Graduate ProgramsTotal 23 Graduate Programs
7 Master's, 5 Post graduate certificates

2021 Graduate Program Tuition & Fees

The following table and chart describe 2020-2021 graduate tuition & fees at Dakota State University with tuition changes over the last 5 years. Each cost is an average amount over the offered programs. For South Dakota residents, the tuition & fees are $6,660 and $11,809 for non-South Dakota residents. The tuition per credit hours for part-time students (or full-time students who taking extra credits) is $330 for South Dakota residents and $616 for out-of-state students.
2021 COATuition Trends
2021 Graduate School Tuition, Fees, and Living Costs
Cost per Credit$330$616
Books & Supplies$1,200
Room & Board$7,148 (On-Campus) / $7,433 (Off-Campus)
Personal Expenses$4,874 (On-Campus) / $5,807 (Off-Campus)
On-Campus Total$19,882$25,031
Off-Campus Total$21,100$26,249
Graduate Program Tuition Changes (2017-2021)

Graduate Programs By Area of Study

Dakota State University offers Masters, Doctorate, Post-Bachelor's Certificate graduate degree/certificate programs through 53 major areas - 6 Master's (6 online programs), 2 Doctorate (1 online programs), 4 Post-Bachelor'(4 online programs). The following table summarizes the total number of completers by degree and gender.
Total Number of Conferred Graduate Degree
Master'sDoctorate Post-Bachelor'sPost-Master's
Below, you can check major programs and concentration for each area of study with offered degrees and completers. ONLINE denotes the program offered by distance learning (online degree). You may want to see all graduate schools offering a major program by following the link on the title of the program.
Computer And Information Sciences
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Computer And Information Sciences
Liberal Arts And Sciences, Humanities
Computer And Information Sciences
Liberal Arts And Sciences, Humanities
Computer And Information Sciences
Mathematics And Statistics
Computer And Information Sciences
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Computer And Information Sciences
Mathematics And Statistics
Computer And Information Sciences
Mathematics And Statistics
Computer And Information Sciences
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Computer And Information Sciences

Graduate Student Population

Total 3,268 students enrolled in Dakota State University including both undergraduate and graduate programs, with full-time and part-time status. In graduate schools, 450 students are enrolled to earn graduate degrees. By gender, it has 327 male and 123 female graduate students. By attending status, there are 80 full-time and 370 part-time students in graduate schools. It offers online degree programs and 389 students enrolled to earn their graduate degree through online exclusively and 28 students are taking some online graduate courses.
Graduate Students Gender Distribution
Men Students327
Women Students123
Graduate Students Attending Status Distribution
Full-time Students80
Part-time Students370
By race/ethnicity 260 White, 40 Black, and 31 Asian students are attending at Dakota State University. The detail graduate enrollment distribution by race is shown in the below chart.
Graduate Students Race Distribution
American Indian /
Native American
Native Hawaiian /
Other Pacific Islander
Two or more races4
9 students are younger than 22 and 141 students are older than 65. The school has 146 students aged between 22 and 30 and 154 students aged 30 to 40.
Graduate Students Age Distribution
21 & Under9
40 & Over141
Distance learning, also called online education, is very attractive to students, especially those who want to continue education and work in the field. At Dakota State University, 389 students are enrolled exclusively in online courses and 28 students are enrolled in some online courses.
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment Distribution
Total Enrollment450
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses389
Enrolled in Some But Not All Online Courses28
Not Enrolled In Any Online Courses33
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment By Student Location
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses389
South Dakota Resident97
Other State In U.S.272
Outside of U.S.20

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