Dakota State University

country rank  606
world rank  1677

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University Overview

Founded in 1881, Dakota State University is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the rural setting of the small town of Madison (population range of 2,500-9,999 inhabitants), South Dakota. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Madison. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Higher Learning Commission, Dakota State University (DSU) is a small (uniRank enrollment range: 4,000-4,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Dakota State University (DSU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation degrees), bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 136 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 80-90% making this US higher education organization a least selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. DSU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sport facilities and/or activities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

University Identity

Name
Acronym DSU
Founded 1881
Motto Technically, we're better
Colours Blue and yellow

University Location

Address 820 N Washington Avenue
Madison (population range: 2,500-9,999)
57042-1799 South Dakota
United States
T +1 (605) 256 5692
F +1 (605) 256 5316
Other locations Madison

Degree Levels & Study Areas


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Yearly Tuition Range

uniRank Tuition Range Matrix
Undergraduate
Postgraduate
Local student 7,500-10,000 US$
(5,500-7,400 Euro)
2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 Euro)
Int'l student 10,000-12,500 US$
(7,400-9,200 Euro)
5,000-7,500 US$
(3,700-5,500 Euro)

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University Admissions

Gender Admission Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Admission Selection Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate Admission Rate 80-90%
Admission Office Dakota State University
Madison 57042
+1 (605) 256 5692

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment Total Enrolment Range 4,000-4,999
Academic Staff Total Faculty Range 100-199
Control Type Control Type Public
Entity Type Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Campus Setting Rural
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library University Library Yes Go to Dakota State University's Library
Housing University Housing and Accommodation Yes
Sport Facilities University Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids University Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Study Abroad and International Exchange Programs Yes
Distance Learning Distance Learning and Online Courses Yes

Accreditation

Institutional Accreditation or Recognition
Higher Learning Commission


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)
  • Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)
  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)

Affiliations

  • South Dakota Board of Regents (SDBOR)
  • American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU)
  • National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA)

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Site last updated: Tuesday, 16 January 2018