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Dakota State University

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  • Dakota State UniversityPublic Four-year University in Madison, SD
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  • Acceptance Rate: 96%
  • Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Enrollment Statistics

Undergraduate Students: 2,296
First-year Undergraduate Students: 273
Undergraduate Students Who are Seeking Degree: 1,450
Graduate Students: 379

Degree Programs Offered and Courses List

  • Associate of General Studies
  • Associate of Medical Records Technology
  • Associate of Office Management
  • Bachelor of Accounting
  • Bachelor of Biology
  • Bachelor of Biology for information systems
  • Bachelor of Biology Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of Business Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of Computer Graphics
  • Bachelor of Computer Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of Computer/Systems Security
  • Bachelor of Elementary Education
  • Bachelor of Elementary education/special learning behavior
  • Bachelor of English for information systems
  • Bachelor of English Language & Literature - General
  • Bachelor of English Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of Exercise Sciences
  • Bachelor of Finance/Banking
  • Bachelor of Information Sciences/Systems
  • Bachelor of Marketing Management
  • Bachelor of Mathematics Education
  • Bachelor of Mathematics for information systems
  • Bachelor of Medical Records Administration
  • Bachelor of Physical Education
  • Bachelor of Physical Sciences - General BScience Technologies* Chemical Technology
  • Certificate of Design/Visual Communications
  • Certificate of Information Technology
  • Certificate of Medical Insurance Coding
  • Certificate of System Administration
  • Certificate of Web/Multimedia Design

Online Degrees and Certificates

  • Online Undergraduate Courses
  • Undergraduate Distance Class
  • Online Associate's Degrees
  • Online Bachelor's Degrees
  • Online Graduate Courses
  • Graduate Distance Class
  • Online Master's Degrees
  • Online Doctoral Degrees


  • In-state tuition and fees: $6,872
  • Out-of-state tuition and fees: $8,245

International Students Admissions Requirements

  • TOEFL: required for international applicants
  • Minimum Paper-Based TOEFL score: 550
  • Minimum Computer-Based TOEFL score: 213
  • Minimum Internet-Based TOEFL score: 80


Member: NAIA
Team name: Trojans


  • Ranked #81 Regional Universities (Midwest)
  • Ranked #28 Top Public Schools
  • Ranked #72 Student Engagement and Assessment
  • Ranked #151 Student Services and Technology
  • Ranked #101 Student Engagement and Accreditation
  • Ranked #91 Student Services and Technology

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Admissions Address

820 North Washington Avenue
Admissions Office
Madison, SD 57042
(605) 256-5139
(888) 378-9988
Fax: (605) 256-5020
Contact: Amy Crissinger
Director of Admission

Entering Class Stats

Fall 2010 Selectivity
Selectivity selective
Fall 2010 acceptance rate 90%
Early decision acceptance rate N/A
Early action acceptance rate N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early action and early decision students) 90%

Fall 2010 Applications, Acceptances & Enrollments
Applicants 729
Female applicants 314
Male applicants 415
Applicants accepted 654
Female applicants accepted 277
Male applicants accepted 377
Freshman enrollment 348
Female freshman enrollment 134
Male freshman enrollment 214
Early decision applicants N/A
Early decision applicants accepted N/A
Early decision applicants enrolled N/A
Early action applicants N/A
Early action applicants accepted N/A
Early action applicants enrolled N/A
Total enrolled incoming freshmen who were accepted under early acceptance or early action N/A

Fall 2010 Wait List
School has a wait list No
Applicants placed on wait list N/A
Students accepting place on wait list N/A
Students accepted from wait list N/A

Fall 2010 High School Rank
Freshman students submitting high school class standing 97%

Fall 2010 High School GPA
Freshman students submitting high school GPA 99%
Average high school GPA 3.1
High school GPA 25th-75th percentile range 2.7-3.6

Fall 2010 Freshman SAT Scores
Freshman students submitting SAT scores 6%
SAT Critical Reading average score N/A
SAT Critical Reading 25th-75th percentile range 420-610
SAT Critical Reading score breakdown
SAT Math average score N/A
SAT Math 25th-75th percentile range: 460-580
SAT Writing average score N/A
SAT Writing 25th-75th percentile range N/A
SAT Essay 25th-75th percentile range N/A

Fall 2010 Freshman ACT Scores
Freshman students submitting ACT scores 91%
Average ACT Composite score 22
ACT Composite 25th-75th percentile range 19-25
ACT English 25th-75th percentile range 18-24
ACT Math 25th-75th percentile range 18-25

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