Dakota State University

country rank  842
world rank  2389

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University Overview

Founded in 1881, Dakota State University is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the rural setting of the small town of Madison (population range of 2,500-9,999 inhabitants), South Dakota. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Madison. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Higher Learning Commission, Dakota State University (DSU) is a small (EduListing enrollment range: 3,000-3,999 students) coeducational 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 degrees), bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the EduListing degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 139 years old 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.

University Identity

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

University Location

Address 820 N Washington Avenue
Madison (population range: 2,500-9,999)
57042-1799 South Dakota
United States
T +1 (605) 256 5139
F +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
7,500-10,000 US$
(5,500-7,400 Euro)
5,000-7,500 US$
(3,700-5,500 Euro)
10,000-12,500 US$
(7,400-9,200 Euro)
10,000-12,500 US$
(7,400-9,200 Euro)

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
Admission Rate 80-90%
Admission Office Dakota State University
Madison 57042
+1 (605) 256 5139
888 378 9988

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 3,000-3,999
Academic Staff 100-199
Control Type Public
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Rural
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Dakota State University's Library
Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes


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

Memberships and Affiliations

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

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