Dakota State University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$7,616
2022 Average Net Price
$17,977
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
1.59%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
78.9%
882 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
3,241
46% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
46.2%
141 Graduates

About

Dakota State University is a higher education institution located in Lake County, SD. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Dakota State University were Computer & Information Systems Security (86 degrees awarded), General Computer & Information Sciences (55 degrees), and System, Networking, & LAN/WAN Management (31 degrees).

In 2022, 583 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Dakota State University. 32.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 67.6% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (480 degrees), 16.6 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (29 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Dakota State University is $7,616, which is $−16,380 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Dakota State University is $7,616, which is $−16,380 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $17,977.

In 2022, 50% of undergraduate students attending Dakota State University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 37% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$7,616
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Dakota State University was $7,616. The cost of tuition at Dakota State University is $−16,380 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

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Average Net Price

$17,977
2022 Value
2.3%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Dakota State University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $17,977. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Dakota State University grew by 2.3%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,291
Room and Board
$1,200
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Dakota State University was of $7,291 in 2022. The cost of room and board did not change between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

50%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
37%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

50% of undergraduate students at Dakota State University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 6.38% with respect to 2021, when 47% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
1.59%
2019 Default Rate
11
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Dakota State University was 1.59%, which represents 11 out of the 691 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

Dakota State University received 882 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 29.5% annual growth. Out of those 882 applicants, 696 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 78.9% acceptance rate.

There were 3,241 students enrolled at Dakota State University in 2022. 12% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Dakota State University has an overall enrollment yield of 53.4%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

78.9%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
696
Accepted Out of 882

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Dakota State University was 78.9% (696 admissions from 882 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 85.6%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 29.5%, while admissions grew by 19.4%..

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SAT Scores

12%
Submission Percentage (2022)
43
Scores Submitted (2022)

12% of enrolled first-time students at Dakota State University in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Dakota State University had a total enrollment of 3,241 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Dakota State University is 1,490 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,751. This means that 46% of students enrolled at Dakota State University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Dakota State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 76.9% White, 4.72% Hispanic or Latino, 4.1% Black or African American, 2.9% Asian, 2.68% Two or More Races, 1.14% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.494% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Dakota State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (54.9%), followed by White Female (23.2%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (4.37%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Male (31.9%), followed by White Female (9.57%) and Black or African American Male (3.19%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

46%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Dakota State University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,241 students. The full-time enrollment at Dakota State University is 1,490 and the part-time enrollment is 1,751. This means that 46% of students enrolled at Dakota State University are enrolled full-time compared with 67.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

74%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Dakota State University was 74%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (73%), Dakota State University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    2,493 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    153 enrolled students
  3. Black or African American
    133 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Dakota State University is 76.9% White, 4.72% Hispanic or Latino, 4.1% Black or African American, 2.9% Asian, 2.68% Two or More Races, 1.14% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.494% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Masters Colleges and Universities is 51.2% White, 17.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 68 students (2.1%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 205 fewer women than men received degrees from Dakota State University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Dakota State University is white (480 degrees awarded). There were 16.6 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (29 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Dakota State University is Computer & Information Systems Security (86 degrees awarded), followed by General Computer & Information Sciences (55 degrees) and System, Networking, & LAN/WAN Management (31 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Dakota State University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Applied Sciences (8 degrees awarded), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (384 degrees), and Math & Statistics (10 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Dakota State University are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,761,134 people), Accountants & auditors (1,073,947 people), Other managers (864,602 people), Software developers (722,678 people), and Secondary school teachers (558,464 people).

The most specialized majors at Dakota State University in 2022 are Applied Sciences (8 degrees awarded), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (384 degrees), Math & Statistics (10 degrees), Education (60 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (36 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Dakota State University are Surgeons, Skincare specialists, Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Dakota State University are Applied Sciences (8 degrees awarded), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (384 degrees), Math & Statistics (10 degrees), Education (60 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (36 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Dakota State University are Elementary & secondary schools (3,269,751 people), Computer Systems Design (1,130,004 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (664,529 people), Banking & related activities (579,077 people), and Insurance carriers (493,793 people).

The most specialized majors at Dakota State University are Applied Sciences (8 degrees awarded), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (384 degrees), Math & Statistics (10 degrees), Education (60 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (36 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Dakota State University.

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Dakota State University was Computer & Information Systems Security with 86 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

394
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
189
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 394 degrees were awarded to men at Dakota State University, which is 2.08 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (189).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 106 degrees were awarded to men at Dakota State University in Computer & Information Systems Security, which is 5.3 times more than the 20 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 24 degrees were awarded to men at Dakota State University in General Computer & Information Sciences, which is 0.3 times less than the 80 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

29%
100% Completion Time
47%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 29% of students graduating from Dakota State University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 47% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 47% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Hispanic or Latino Female
Highest Graduation Rate (60%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Dakota State University is Female and Hispanic or Latino (60% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 1.42% of graduates (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    480 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    29 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    17 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Dakota State University is white (480 degrees awarded). There were 16.6 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (29 degrees).

0.858% of degree recipients (5 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Male
    317 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    163 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Male
    23 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Dakota State University is white male (317 degrees awarded). There were 1.94 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (163 degrees).

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Operations

Dakota State University has an endowment valued at nearly $17.4M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of 66.7k (0.382%) compared to the 0.773% average return (360k on 46.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2022, Dakota State University had a total salary expenditure of 56.1M. Dakota State University employs 31 Assistant professors, 22 Associate professors and 20 Instructors. Most academics at Dakota State University are Male Assistant professor (23), Male Associate professor (16), and Female Instructor (13).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Dakota State University are: Computer, Engineering, and Science, with 44 employees, Management, with 43 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 42 employees.

Endowment

$17.4M
2022 Endowment
13.2%
decline from 2021

Dakota State University has an endowment valued at about $17.4M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Dakota State University declined 13.2% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $29.1M lower than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$25.3M
2022 Salaries
4.89%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Dakota State University paid a median of $25.3M in salaries, which represents 45.1% of their overall expenditure ($56.1M) and a 4.89% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 36.1M (39.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$7.67M
Instructional Salaries
94
Number of Employees

In 2022, Dakota State University paid a total of $7.67M to 94 employees working as instructors, which represents 30.3% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.3M (31.2%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
31 Employees
Computer, Engineering, and Science
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
44 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Dakota State University were Assistant professor with 31 employees, Associate professor with 22 employees, and Instructor with 20 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Dakota State University were Computer, Engineering, and Science with 44 employees, Management with 43 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 42 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Assistant professor
  2. Male Associate professor
  3. Female Instructor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Dakota State University was Male Assistant professor with 23 employees, Male Associate professor with 16 employees, and Female Instructor with 13 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Dakota State University.

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