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Dakota State University 820 N Washington Madison, SD 57042 Phone: (605) 256-5111
  • General Information
    About Dakota State University

    "The primary purpose of Dakota State University at Madison in Lake County is to provide instruction in computer management, computer information systems, electronic data processing and other related undergraduate and graduate programs. The secondary purpose is to offer two-year, one-year and short courses for application and operator training in the areas authorized by this section. This authorization includes the preparation of elementary and secondary teachers with emphasis in computer and information processing. Except for degree programs in existence during the 1983-84 academic year, the unique baccalaureate programs authorized for Dakota State University shall not be duplicated by the Board of Regents. Section 3. The Board of Regents shall continue to provide existing courses for those students enrolled at Dakota State University during the spring semester of 1984 in order to allow those students presently enrolled to complete their scheduled program of study. Section 4. The medical record program and respiratory therapy program currently in existence at Dakota State University shall remain at Dakota State University unless otherwise transferred by the Board of Regents."


    Institutional statistical data was gathered from the U.S. Department of Education - Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, 2009-2010.

    Institution Type
    • 4-year, Public
    Special Learning Opportunities
    • ROTC (Army, Air Force)
    • Teacher certification
    • Distance learning opportunities
    Student Services
    • General Education Courses
    • Career Services available upon completion
    Credit Accepted
    • Dual credit
    • Credit for life experiences
    • Advanced placement (AP) credits
    • The acceptance of credits for work experience or military experience are subject to review by the school and cannot be guaranteed.
    Religious Affiliation
    • Not applicable
    Federal Aid
    • Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
    Degrees/Certificates offered
    • Less than 1 year certificate
    • 1-2 years certificate
    • Associate's degree
    • Bachelor's degree
    • Master's degree
    Campus Setting
    • Town: Remote
    Disability Services Student
    • 3% or Less
  • Admission
    Total Applicants 672
    Percent Admitted 94%
    Men Admitted 94%
    Women Admitted 93%
    Full Time Retention Rate 66%
  • Submitted ACT & SAT Scores

    •     25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
    •     25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
      Composite 18 24
      English 17 23
      Math 18 25
  • Student Demographics
    Total Enrolled 4,262
    Native American 34.0
    Asian 41.0
    African American 50.0
    Hispanic 47.0
    Enrolled FullTime Undergraduates 1,190
    Enrolled FullTime Graduates 37

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