Dakota State University Graduate School

Dakota State University (referred to as Dakota State) is a Public, 4 years school located in Madison, SD.
The 2023 graduate school tuition & fees of Dakota State is $6,731 for South Dakota residents and $11,931 for out-of-state students. The school has 484 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 3,241 including undergraduate students.

Graduate School Overview

Dakota State University (referred to as Dakota State) is a Public, 4 years school located in Madison, SD.
The school is accredited by Higher Learning Commission (1/1/1961 - Current[Estimated Date]).
Dakota State Directory Information
School NameDakota State University (Dakota State)
Address820 N Washington Ave, Madison, SD 57042-1799
Phone605-256-5111
Webhttps://dsu.edu
Online Applicationhttps://dsu.edu/apply.html
Financial Infohttps://dsu.edu/admissions/financial-aid/index.html
The 2023 graduate school tuition & fees of Dakota State is $6,731 for South Dakota residents and $11,931 for out-of-state students. The school has 484 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 3,241 including undergraduate students.
It offers total 58 graduate programs through Post-Bachelor Certificate, Master's, and Doctorate (Research). Among them, 42 programs are available online classes.
Graduate School 2023 Key Facts
School TypePublic, 4 years
Tuition & Fees$11,931
$6,731 for South Dakota Residents
Student Population484
Offered Degrees/ProgramsPost-Bachelor Certificate, Master's, and Doctorate (Research)
Number of Programs58 graduate programs
(42 programs available online learning)
Student to Faculty Ratio18 to 1
The graduate tuition & fees at Dakota State is $6,731 for South Dakota residents and $11,931 for out-of-state students for the academic year 2022-2023. The tuition per credit hour is $333 for South Dakota residents and $622 for out-of-state students.
Dakota State offers the alternative tuition plans.
2023 Graduate Program Tuition & Fees
Tuition & Fees
South Dakota Residents$6,731
Out-of-State$11,931
Tuition per Credit Hour
South Dakota Residents$333
Out-of-State$622
Dakota State offers the distance education programs. All course works for completing a degree program can be done through online exclusively for graduate programs. In addition, the distance learning courses are offered for students who are not enrolled online exclusively.
On its campus, academic/career services, employment services for students, placement services for completers are provided for their students.
Special Learning Opportunities & On-campus Services
Distance Learning (Online Classes)42 Online Programs Available
Special learning Opportunities
  • ROTC (Air Force)
  • Study abroad
  • Teacher certification
On-Campus Student Services
  • Academic/career services
  • Employment services for students
  • Placement services for completers

2023 Graduate Tuition, Fees, Other Expenses

For the academic year 2022-2023, the graduate school tuition & fees of Dakota State University is $6,731 for South Dakota residents and $11,931 for other students. The graduate tuition & fees are stayed same compared to previous academic year.
Data source: 2022-2023 tuition - NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: July 22, 2022)
2022-2023 Graduate Tuition & fees
South Dakota ResidentsOut-of-State
TuitionFeesTuitionFees
2018-2019$5,749$715$10,733$715
2019-2020$5,939$721$11,088$721
2020-2021$5,939$721$11,088$721
2021-2022$5,999$732$11,199$732
2022-2023$5,999$732$11,199$732
The graduate school tuition & fees of Dakota State is average compared to public graduate schools in South Dakota. The average graduate school tuition for all graduate schools in United States is $19,499 and the South Dakota graduate tuition is $11,596 (public) / $14,431 (private).
The following table compares the average graduate school tuition by location and school types.
Graduate Tuition & fees Comparison
ResidentsOut-of-State
Dakota State University$6,731$11,931
All Graduate Schools$15,996$19,499
Public$11,279$20,404
Private$19,608
South Dakota Graduate Schools$11,069$13,252
Public$6,756$11,596
Private$14,431
For academic year 2022-2023, the living costs are $14,413 when a student lives on-campus housing facilities (i.e. dormitory, school owned apartments, etc.) at Dakota State.
On-campus living costs are increased by 15.65% compared to previous academic year. The off-campus living costs are $14,228. Off-campus living costs are increased by 7.46% compared to previous academic year.
2022-2023 Living Expenses
Living On-CampusLiving Off-Campus
Room & BoardOther ExpenseRoom & BoardOther Expense
2018-2019$6,873$4,643$7,044$5,544
2019-2020$7,033$4,805$7,231$5,724
2020-2021$7,148$4,874$7,433$5,807
2021-2022$7,148$4,874$7,433$5,807
2022-2023$8,018$5,886$7,833$6,395
For academic year 2022-2023, the tuition per credit hour for graduate programs is $333 for South Dakota residents and $622 for other students at Dakota State University. The graduate tuition per credit hour are stayed same compared to previous academic year.
2022-2023 Graduation Program Tuition per Credit Hour
South Dakota ResidentsOut-of-State
2018-2019$359$636
2019-2020$370$656
2020-2021$330$616
2021-2022$333$622
2022-2023$333$622

Graduate Programs at Dakota State

Dakota State University offers 12 graduate programs for Master's, Doctorate, and Post-Graduate Certificate. The next table lists number of programs by offered degree and online availability along with number of completers by degree/certificate programs. Last year, 116 students have completed their study at Dakota State University.
Offered Degrees at Dakota State University
Award LevelTotal Number of ProgramsAvailable Online ClassNumber of Completers
Master's Degree6697
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship2213
Post Bachelor's Degree446
Total1212116
The next table shows the popular graduate programs at Dakota State University by award level.
  • The most popular Post-graduate Certificate program is the Information Science/Studies program with 3 completers.
  • The most popular Master's program is the Computer and Information Sciences program with 43 completers.
  • The most popular Doctorate program is the Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance program with 7 completers.
Dakota State University offers 12 programs through Master's, Doctorate, and Post-Graduate Certificate. The programs are offered online completely. Last year total 116 students have completed their graduate studies.
  • 97 students have earned/completed Master's program.
  • 6 students have earned/completed Post-Bachelor's program.
Master's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Computer and Information Sciences [+] (3 completers) 79 completers-
Computer and Information Sciences43-
Information Science/Studies15-
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance21-
Education [+] (1 completers) 9 completers-
Educational/Instructional Technology9-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] (1 completers) 5 completers-
Medical Informatics5-
Business [+] 4 completers-
Business Administration and Management4-
Total97
Doctorate (Research) Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Computer and Information Sciences [+] 13 completers-
Information Science/Studies6-
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance7-
Total13
Post-Bachelor's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Computer and Information Sciences [+] (2 completers) 3 completers-
Information Science/Studies3-
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance--
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 3 completers-
Medical Informatics3-
Total6

Graduate Student Population at Dakota State

For the academic year 2022-2023, total 484 students enrolled into Dakota State University graduate schools where it has total 3,241 students including undergraduate students. By attending status, there are 94 full-time and 390 part-time graduate students. By gender, 363 male and 121 female students are attending graduate schools. The next table summarizes the graduate student population by gender and attending status.
Graduate School Student Population By Gender
TotalMaleFemale
Total484363121
Full-time947123
Part-tme39029298
The next table summarizes the students population by race/ethnicity.
There are 249 White (51.45%), 48 Black/African American (9.92%), 24 Hispanic (4.96%), 35 Asian (7.23%), and 128 students with other races. 95 students are enrolled with non-resident alien status.
Graduate Student Population By Race/ethnicity
TotalMaleFemale
Total484363121
American Indian/Native American532
Asian352510
Black/African American483711
Hispanic24222
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander220
White24918465
Two More770
Un-Known19172
Non-resident Alien956629
Dakota State University offers the distance learning opportunities (online degree program and/or courses) for graduate programs. 395 graduate students (81.61% of total students) are enrolled online exclusively and 55 graduate students (11.36% of total students) are enrolled some online courses. The next table summarizes the online student population.
Distance Learning Student Population
Number of Graduate Students
Total484
Enrolled Online Exclusively395
Enrolled Some Online Courses55
Not in Online Courses34
The following table summarizes the graduate students population by age at Dakota State University. 81 students are aged 20 to 24 (16.74% of total students), 41 students are aged above 50 (8.47%). Next table summarizes the student population by age at Dakota State University.
Graduate Student Population By Age
TotalMaleFemale
Total484363121
Age 20-2111101
Age 22-24704129
Age 25-29846618
Age 30-34896920
Age 35-3959509
Age 40-4913010030
Age 50-64402614
Over 64110

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