Dakota State University

country rank  729
world rank  1897

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University Overview

Founded in 1881, Dakota State University is a non-profit public state higher-education institution located in the rural setting of the medium town of Madison (population range of 2,500-9,999 inhabitants), South Dakota. This institution also has a branch campus in Madison. Officially accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, Dakota State University (DSU) is a small (uniRank enrollment range: 5,000-5,999 students) coeducational US 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), 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 139 years old US 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, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

Name
Acronym DSU
Founded 1881
Motto We are rising
Colours DSU Blue and Trojan Blue

University Location

Address 820 N Washington Avenue
Madison
57042-1799 South Dakota
United States
Tel +1 (605) 256 5111
Fax +1 (605) 256 5020
Other locations Madison

Study Areas and Degree Levels


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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local
students
7,500-10,000 US$
(5,500-7,400 Euro)
5,000-7,500 US$
(3,700-5,500 Euro)
International
students
10,000-12,500 US$
(7,400-9,200 Euro)
10,000-12,500 US$
(7,400-9,200 Euro)

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University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
New Admission Requirements - Secondary school GPA is required
- Secondary school rank is required
- Secondary school record is required
- Completion of college-preparatory program is neither required nor recommended
- Recommendations are neither required nor recommended
- Formal demonstration of competencies is neither required nor recommended
- Admission test scores are required
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required
- Other Tests (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) are neither required nor recommended
Admission Rate 80-90%
Admission Office Dakota State University
Madison 57042
(605) 256 5139
888 378 9988

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 5,000-5,999
Academic Staff 100-199
Control Type Public State
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Rural
Religious Affiliation None

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Basic Classification Master's Colleges & Universities: Small Programs
2000 Classification Baccalaureate Colleges--General
Size & Setting Four-year, small, primarily residential institution
Enrollment Profile Very high undergraduate
Undergraduate Profile Four-year, medium full-time , selective, higher transfer-in institution
Undergraduate Instructional Program Professions plus arts & sciences, some graduate coexistence
Graduate Instructional Program Balanced arts & sciences/professions, some graduate coexistence

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Dakota State University's Library
Dakota State University's library collection is comprised of both physical (i.e. books, medium etc.) and digital/electronic items. In 2018 the library has reported 49,261 physical volumes, 3,538 physical media and 140 licensed digital/electronic databases.
Housing Yes
Dakota State University provides on-campus housing. The total dormitory capacity, whether on or off campus, was about 773 students in the 2018 academic year.
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes
Academic Counseling Yes
Career Services Yes
Institutional Hospital Not reported

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Accreditations

Institutional Accreditation

Higher Learning Commission


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)
  • Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management (CAHIIM)
  • Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC)
  • South Dakota Department of Education
  • Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)


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Memberships and Affiliations

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

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Online Courses

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