Dakota State University

Madison, SD

School Background

2022 Undergraduate Enrollment: 1,910
Graduate Enrollment: 468
Master's Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs
Highest degree awarded: Graduate
Religious Affiliation: None

Campus Details

Town: Distant (in urban cluster more than 10 miles and up to 35 miles from an urbanized area)
Four-year, small, primarily residential // medium full-time, inclusive, higher transfer-in

Applicant and Admittance Traits

2022 Admission Rate: 85.61%

Male/Female: 62% / 38% (2017)

First generation college students: 27.6% (2017)
Percentage of students who are married when enrolled: 14.0% (2017)
Percentage of students who are veterans: 0.9% (2016)

Test scores for admission: Considered but not required
2022 Median Admit SAT: 1,133
SAT 25th Percentile - 75th: 1000 - 1245

2022 Median Admit ACT: 23
ACT 25th Percentile - 75th: 19 - 26

Appliants applying to 2+ schools: 40.7% (2017)
Appliants applying to 3+ schools: 18.5% (2017)
Appliants applying to 4+ schools: 10.9% (2017)
Appliants applying to 5+ schools: 7.2% (2017)

Ethnicity Information

White: 80.6%
Black: 4.1%
Hispanic: 4.9%
Asian: 2.2%
American Indian/Alaska Native: 0.7%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.5%
2+ races: 3.4%
Non-resident alien: 2.3%
Unknown race: 1.4%

Costs & Fees

2022 Average Tuition & Fees (Room/Board/Books): $22,413
In-State tuition: $9,633
Out-of-State tuition: $12,735

Estimated books and supplies: $1,200 (2022)
Estimated on-campus room & board: $7,148 (2022)
Estimated on-campus other fees: $4,874 (2022)

Estimated off-campus room & board: $7,433 (2022)
Estimated off-campus other fees: $4,874 (2022)

Average Family Income: $72,672 (2017)
Median Family Income: $50,857 (2017)

Scholarships & Financial Aid

Percentage of students receiving Pell Grant: 19.9%
Percentage of students with Federal Loans: 40.6%

Median federal loan debt at graduation: $23,500 (2021)
Median federal loan payment: $249 (2021)

Household Income Net Cost
0-$30k $14,239
$30k-48k $16,350
$48k-75k $18,089
$75k-110k $20,432
$110k+ $20,118

Graduate Outcomes & Job Placements

4-year graduation rate: 28%
6-year graduation rate: 47%

1 year post-graduation workforce participation: 97.6% (2020)

Loans

Median federal debt for graduates: $23,500 (2021)
Median federal debt for non-graduates: $9,500 (2021)

Median federal debt for first-generation graduates: $13,619 (2021)
Median federal debt for Pell grant recipient graduates: $17,250 (2021)

Ability to Repay Loans

Graduates, % of Loans in Repayment
(Non-delinquent/default)
Percentage
@1 Year 83.2% (2015)
@3 year 85.6% (2017)
@5 year 91.7% (2017)


1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid (Non-delinquent/default) - Pell Grant Recipients: 56.5% (2015)
1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid - 1st Generation Attendees: 57.0% (2015)

Earnings Power

Median earnings, 1 year post graduation: $46,352 (2020)
Median earnings, 4 years post graduation: $49,418 (2020)

Popular Majors

Type of Degree Major 2022 Graduates Median Federal Debt Median Monthly Payment 1yr Median Earnings (monthly gross) 4yr Median Earnings (monthly gross)
Master's Degree Medical Illustration and Informatics. 5
Bachelor's Degree Marketing. 7
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Computer and Information Sciences, General. 6
Bachelor's Degree Computer and Information Sciences, General. 48 $23,000 $213 $56,045 ($4,670) $60,977 ($5,081)
Master's Degree Computer and Information Sciences, General. 32 $100,755 ($8,396)
Associate's Degree Information Science/Studies. 10
Bachelor's Degree Information Science/Studies. 17 $29,318 $205 $57,533 ($4,794) $70,164 ($5,847)
Master's Degree Information Science/Studies. 16
Doctoral Degree Information Science/Studies. 4
Graduate/Professional Certificate Information Science/Studies. 18
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Computer Software and Media Applications. 1
Bachelor's Degree Computer Software and Media Applications. 17 $27,000 $286 $35,628 ($2,969)
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications. 1
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Computer/Information Technology Administration and Management. 2
Associate's Degree Computer/Information Technology Administration and Management. 10
Master's Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 9
Bachelor's Degree Accounting and Related Services. 9
Bachelor's Degree Finance and Financial Management Services. 2
Bachelor's Degree Computer/Information Technology Administration and Management. 76 $25,000 $254 $57,471 ($4,789) $72,059 ($6,005)
Master's Degree Computer/Information Technology Administration and Management. 12 $117,705 ($9,809)
Doctoral Degree Computer/Information Technology Administration and Management. 7
Master's Degree Educational/Instructional Media Design. 6
Bachelor's Degree Special Education and Teaching. 21 $31,000 $293 $41,147 ($3,429)
Bachelor's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods. 22 $26,600 $249 $43,180 ($3,598) $42,479 ($3,540)
Bachelor's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas. 9 $47,072 ($3,923)
Bachelor's Degree English Language and Literature/Letters, Other. 4
Associate's Degree Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities. 5
Bachelor's Degree Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities. 19 $37,250 $270
Bachelor's Degree Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other. 5
Bachelor's Degree Statistics. 11
Bachelor's Degree Health and Physical Education/Fitness. 3
Bachelor's Degree Physical Sciences. 2
Bachelor's Degree Design and Applied Arts. 8
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Health and Medical Administrative Services. 2
Associate's Degree Health and Medical Administrative Services. 9
Bachelor's Degree Health and Medical Administrative Services. 10 $50,063 ($4,172)
Associate's Degree Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions. 8 $53,008 ($4,417)
Bachelor's Degree Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions. 2 $64,006 ($5,334)
Associate's Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 14
Bachelor's Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 15 $30,625 $217 $39,699 ($3,308) $46,570 ($3,881)


Campus Resources

Average faculty salary: $77,076
Full time faculty: 79%

Undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio: 18.0

School's endowment start of year: $16,163,780 (2022)
School's endowment end of year: $20,100,925 (2022)