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Dakota State University

Dakota State University is located in Pierre, South Dakota.

It is ranked as #80 in Best Regional University in Midwest.

It is a public University.

Dakota State University offers following types of degrees and certificate programs:

  • Less than one year certificate
  • Associate's degree
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Postbaccalaureate certificate
  • Master's degree
  • Doctor's degree in research

Acceptance rate at Dakota State University for undergraduate program was 77.4%.

Last year, 978 students applied for undergraduate program and 757 got accepted.

Acceptance rate of 77.4% makes it not so competitive to get admission.

450 enrolled in graduate programs, which includes on campus and online Master's programs.

389 are reported as enrolled exclusively in distance education and 28 are enrolled in at least one distance education course, but not all distance education.

Dakota State University had 4330 students enrolled in undergraduate programs.

135 students were enrolled in top 5 Masters degree programs.

Dakota State University offers 7 graduate programs specialization.

Dakota State University does not have an open admission policy. It’s admission process is relatively easy.

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Dakota State University has been ranked 80.

Washington College rankings place Dakota State University at number 502


Acceptance Rate: 83.57%


Tuition for Graduate Programs: $11,088

Under Graduate Program Tuition: $10,611

Financial Aid

Average Amount of Financial Aid Awarded: $4,824

Average Amount of Institutional Aid Awarded: $2,949

Dakota State University most popular Master's Degree programs with respect to student count are

Computer and Information Sciences : 60
Computer and Information Systems Security, Cybersecurity : 28
Educational/Instructional Technology : 16
Computer and Information Systems Security, Cybersecurity : 9
Nursing and Medical Informatics : 3

Dakota State University most popular under graduate programs with respect to student count are

Computer and Information Systems Security, Cybersecurity : 64
Computer and Information Sciences : 47
Systems and Networking Management : 36
Elementary Education and Teaching : 21
Business Administration and Management -MBA : 13