Graduate Program Overview

Dakota State University is a four-years, public school located in Madison, South Dakota. It offers graduate degree programs as well as undergraduate degree programs. For academic year 2021-2022, the average graduate school tuition & fees is $6,731 for South Dakota residents and $11,931 for out-of-state students. It offers twelve (12) graduate programs and some programs are offered through distance learning.
Graduate Programs Key Facts
School NameDakota State University
TypeFour-years, Public
Address820 N Washington Ave, Madison, SD
Graduate School Students446 students
400 students enrolled online exclusively
Tuition & Fees (2021-2022)In-State$6,731
Student to Faculty18:1 (5.56%)
Number of Graduate ProgramsTotal 12 Graduate Programs
6 Master's, 2 Doctorate, 4 Post graduate certificates

2022 Graduate Tuition & Fees

The following table and chart describe 2021-2022 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 $6,731 and $11,931 for non-South Dakota residents. The tuition per credit hours for part-time students (or full-time students who taking extra credits) is $333 for South Dakota residents and $622 for out-of-state students.
Data source: 2021-2022 tuition - NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: July 22, 2022)
2022 COATuition Trends
2022 Graduate School Tuition, Fees, and Living Costs
Cost per Credit$333$622
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$19,953$25,153
Off-Campus Total$21,171$26,371
Graduate Program Tuition Changes (2018-2022)

Conferred Degrees and Graduate Programs by Major

Dakota State University offers Masters, Doctorate, Post-Bachelor's Certificate graduate degree/certificate programs through 12 major areas - 6 Master's (6 online programs), 2 Doctorate (2 online programs), 4 Post-Bachelor'(4 online programs). 125 students have been conferred Master's degree and 55 students have received Doctorate degree last year.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
Mathematics and Statistics
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Computer and Information Sciences
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Computer and Information Sciences
English Language and Literature
Mathematics and Statistics

Graduate Student Population

Total 3,186 students enrolled in Dakota State University including both undergraduate and graduate programs, with full-time and part-time status. In graduate schools, 446 students are enrolled to earn graduate degrees. By gender, it has 341 male and 105 female graduate students. By attending status, there are 76 full-time and 370 part-time students in graduate schools. It offers online degree programs and 400 students enrolled to earn their graduate degree through online exclusively and 28 students are taking some online graduate courses.
Graduate Students Gender Distribution
Men Students341
Women Students105
Graduate Students Attending Status Distribution
Full-time Students76
Part-time Students370
By race/ethnicity 269 White, 39 Black, and 34 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
6 students are younger than 22 and 140 students are older than 65. The school has 147 students aged between 22 and 30 and 153 students aged 30 to 40.
Graduate Students Age Distribution
21 & Under6
40 & Over140
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, 400 students are enrolled exclusively in online courses and 28 students are enrolled in some online courses.
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment Distribution
Total Enrollment446
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses400
Enrolled in Some But Not All Online Courses28
Not Enrolled In Any Online Courses18
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment By Student Location
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses400
South Dakota Resident104
Other State In U.S.279
Outside of U.S.17

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