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Dakota State University

Madison, SD
University Website: www.dsu.edu
Apply Online: www.dsu.edu/apply.aspx
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Dakota State University is a public university located in Madison, South Dakota. The university has a technology centric focus with programs in computer and information science, business, education, natural sciences, liberal arts, among other graduate and undergraduate programs. The university requires all full-time undergraduate students to use tablet computers and laptops in general education courses in addition to taking a computer usage course and an introductory programming course as part of their curriculum.

Dakota State University is considered to be one of the more technologically advanced post-secondary institutions, making use of Tablet PCs, advanced biometric identification devices, special computer laboratories designed for computer hacking and has 25 of the available degree programs offered on campus available via distance methods. This, among other things, has contributed to DSU being listed as the highest ranked baccalaureate college in the Midwest by U.S. News & World Report for five consecutive years.

DSU is governed by the South Dakota Board of Regents and accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. In 2004, DSU was designated by the National Security Agency as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education. In 2012, DSU received two more designations from the National Security Agency: National Center of Academic Excellence in Research and National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Operations.

DSU is home to the Smith-Zimmermann Heritage Museum and the Karl E. Mundt Library and Archives. Its athletic mascot is the Trojan and it is a member of the Association of Independent Institutions. There is currently a national search being implemented for the next president. During this search, Dr. David B. Borofsky will be serving as interim president.

As of the Fall 2011 semester, its total student enrollment was 3,102, of whom 51.3% were women, and its total faculty count was 128.

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Fast Facts

  • Public, Four or more years
  • students
  • $5,144.00 avg tuition

820 N Washington Ave
Madison, SD 57042-1799
(605) 256-5111

Apply online Admissions:
www.admissions.dsu.edu/
Financial Aid:
www.dsu.edu/financial-aid/

Areas of Study:

  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences
  • Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services
  • Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services
  • Education
  • English Language And Literature/Letters
  • Health Professions And Related Programs
  • Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities
  • Mathematics And Statistics
  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies
  • Physical Sciences
  • Science Technologies/Technicians
  • Visual And Performing Arts
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Dakota State University

Statistics:
Applied 711
Admitted 651 92%
Enrolled total 319
Full Time: 296
Part Time 23
Standards:
Test 25th % 75th %
SAT EBRW 440 530
SAT Math 410 540
SAT Written (2006-2015) Optional 0 0
ACT Composite 18 25
ACT English 17 24
ACT Math 18 24
ACT Writing 0 0
Retention / Graduation:
Retention rate 67%
4-year graduation rate 18%
6-year graduation rate 42%
Application Deadlines:
Regular Application Deadline
Early Admission Deadline
Early Decision Deadline
Financial Aid Deadline
Student Response Deadline
Transfer Student Application Deadline
Requirements:
Open Admissions Policy No
Secondary School GPA Required
Secondary School Rank Required
Secondary School Record Required
Formal Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission Test Scores Required
TOEFL Required
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended
Credit:
AP Credits Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Dakota State University

Tuition In-District In-State Out-Of-State
Avg Full-Time Undergraduate Tuition $3,429.00 $3,429.00 $5,144.00
Full-Time Undergraduate Required Fees $3,468.00 $3,468.00 $3,468.00
Part-Time Undergraduate Cost Per Credit Hour $230.00 $230.00 $287.00
Avg Full Time Graduate Tuition $4,678.00 $4,678.00 $9,901.00
Full Time Graduate Required Fees $3,121.00 $3,121.00 $3,121.00
Part-Full Time Graduate Cost Per Credit Hour $289.00 $289.00 $482.00
Expenses On-Campus Off-Campus
(without family)
Off-Campus
(with family)
Room and Board $5,168.00 $5,868.00 $2,918.00
Other Expenses $2,950.00 $3,600.00 $2,918.00
Additional Fees
Undergraduate Application Fee $20.00
Graduate Application Fee $35.00
Books and Supplies $1,000.00
Financial Aid
Percent receiving aid 94%
Percent receiving grant aid 74%
Avg amount of grant aid $3,809.00
Percent receiving student loan aid 75%
Avg amount of student loan aid $6,100.00

Dakota State University

Programs and majors Associate's Bachelor's Master's Doctorate
BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other X
BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES
Accounting X
Business Administration and Management, General X X X
Finance, General X
Marketing/Marketing Management, General X
COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES
Computer and Information Sciences, General X
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance X X
Computer Graphics X
Computer Programming/Programmer, General X
Information Science/Studies X X
Information Technology X
System, Networking, and LAN/WAN Management/Manager X X
EDUCATION
Biology Teacher Education X
Business Teacher Education X
Computer Teacher Education X
Educational/Instructional Technology X
Elementary Education and Teaching X
English/Language Arts Teacher Education X
Mathematics Teacher Education X
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching X
Special Education and Teaching, Other X
ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE/LETTERS
English Language and Literature/Letters, Other X
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing X
HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND RELATED PROGRAMS
Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator X X
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician X
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist X X
LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES, GENERAL STUDIES AND HUMANITIES
General Studies X
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies X
MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS
Mathematics and Statistics X
PARKS, RECREATION, LEISURE, AND FITNESS STUDIES
Kinesiology and Exercise Science X
PHYSICAL SCIENCES
Physical Sciences X
SCIENCE TECHNOLOGIES/TECHNICIANS
Chemical Technology/Technician X
VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS
Game and Interactive Media Design X

Scholarships for Students in South Dakota

Name Amount Deadline
David Arver Memorial Scholarship $1,000 April 01, 2017
Marion Maccarrell Scott Scholarship Varies January 31, 2017

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