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

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Madison, South Dakota Public Nonprofit regional Accreditation

$9,536

Avg in-state tuition

$12,606

Avg out-of-state tuition

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About Dakota State University

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

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.

Acceptance Rate 77%

Retention Rate 66%

Graduation Rate 43%

SAT & ACT

SAT 25th-75th Percentile 1005-1270

ACT 25th-75th Percentile 19-25

Ways to Learn

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

Learning Environment

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

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37%

Female Student Population

19:1

Student to Faculty Ratio

3k

Students Enrolled

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%

Socio-Economic Diversity

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

Financial Aid 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
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.