Dakota State UniversitySchool Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More

Madison, SD

$9,536

Avg in-state tuition

$12,606

Avg out-of-state tuition

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About Dakota State University

School Type: Public

Status: Non-profit

Accreditation: Regional

Religious Affiliation: N/A While the student experience is largely unaffected at most schools with religious affiliations, some schools place more of an emphasis on religion. Learn how religious affiliations may impact students' experience.

Dakota State University is a small public university located on a rural campus in Madison, South Dakota. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 3,268, and admissions are selective, with an acceptance rate of 77%. The university offers 28 bachelor's degrees, has an average graduation rate of 43%, and a student-faculty ratio of 19:1. Tuition and fees for in-state students are $9,536, while tuition and fees for out-of-state students are $12,606.

Admissions Breakdown

This school has a high acceptance rate.

This school accepts students at a higher rate than other schools. High acceptance schools welcome 51-100% of all applicants.

Acceptance Rate Insight

77% of students were accepted during the 2019-2020 school year. Sometimes schools with midrange acceptance rates have higher standards of entry but are still accessible to many students who apply.

SAT & ACT

SAT 25th-75th Percentile 1005-1270

ACT 25th-75th Percentile 19-25

Learning Environment

Student Body Stats

This school has a student body of fewer than 5,000 students.

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3k

Students Enrolled

68%

Online Student Enrollment

19:1

Student to Faculty Ratio

Ways Students Can Learn

Hybrid The program is a combination of on-campus and online learning and varies per program.

Demographics

White

79%

Black

4%

Hispanic

4%

Two or more races

4%

Non-U.S. Citizen

4%

Asian

2%

Unknown

1%

American Indian/Alaska Native

1%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

0%

Female student population

37%

Socio-economic diversity

32% of students received an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Financial Breakdown

Students Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid

32%

State Grant Aid

20%

Institution Grant Aid

68%

Pell Grant

32%

Average Aid Awarded

Federal Grant Aid $4,791
State Grant Aid $1,499
Institution Grant Aid $2,423
Pell Grant Aid $4,052

Financial Outlook

$35k

Average salary 6 years after starting school

$24k

Average student debt after graduation

Resource

Understanding Grants & Scholarships

Data collected from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), [2019-2020]. In the absence of IPED data, information was collected directly from the school and is accurate as of the date of collection. Contact the school directly for the most current and complete information.