Dakota State University Graduate Programs
Dakota State University is a public institution situated in Madison, South Dakota. The surrounding location of Madison is ideal for students who enjoy the charms of a college town.
Dakota State University Rankings
Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.
Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Dakota State.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards Dakota State has earned from around the web.
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Where Is Dakota State University?
Contact details for Dakota State are given below.
|Address:||820 N Washington Ave, Madison, SD 57042-1799|
Dakota State University Graduate Student Diversity
Of the 446 graduate students at Dakota State, 76% are male and 24% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Dakota State University graduate students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||39|
|Hispanic or Latino||21|
South Dakota students aren't the only ones who study at Dakota State University. At this time, 22 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 25 countries are represented at Dakota State. The most popular countries sending students to the school are India, Nepal, and Nigeria.
Online Learning at Dakota State University
The following chart shows how the online learning population at Dakota State has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 4th most popular in South Dakota for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2019-2020.
Online Affordability Rankings of Dakota State
During the most recent year for which we have data, the full-time undergraduate tuition at Dakota State University was $9,116 for in-state students. Out-of-state students paid $15,917. The following table shows how Dakota State is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are not mostly online.
|Major||Tuition for In-State Students||Tuition for Out-of-State Students|
|Medical Illustration & Informatics||#1||#4|
|Computer Information Systems||#22||#47|
Online Growth Rankings of Dakota State
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Dakota State University was 6.6%. This is the #391 largest growth rate of all schools that are mostly online. This refers to all students at Dakota State regardless of major.
The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Dakota State majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.
|Major||1-Year Growth Rate|
|Business Administration & Management||61%|
|Business, Management & Marketing||81%|
|Computer & Information Sciences||77%|
|Computer Information Systems||72%|
|Instructional Media Design||63%|
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Dakota State ranks compared to all other mostly online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Dakota State.
|Major||Growth Rate Rank|
|Medical Illustration & Informatics||#20|
|Mathematics & Statistics||#36|
|Computer Information Systems||#91|
|Instructional Media Design||#132|
|Computer & Information Sciences||#214|
|Business Administration & Management||#441|
When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.
Dakota State University Graduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
|Computer Information Systems||0||60||0||60|
|Instructional Media Design||0||16||0||16|
|Business Administration & Management||0||3||0||3|
|Medical Illustration & Informatics||0||3||0||3|
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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