Dakota Wesleyan University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$30,700
3.37% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$19,825
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
0.372%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
74.8%
1,209 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
887
74.2% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
46.1%
82 Graduates

About

Dakota Wesleyan University is a higher education institution located in Davison County, SD. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Dakota Wesleyan University were Registered Nursing (40 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (21 degrees), and General Psychology (15 degrees).

In 2022, 230 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Dakota Wesleyan University. 56.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 43.9% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (191 degrees), 13.6 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (14 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Dakota Wesleyan University is $30,700, which is $2,370 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Dakota Wesleyan University is $30,700, which is $2,370 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $19,825.

In 2022, 81% of undergraduate students attending Dakota Wesleyan University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 77% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$30,700
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Dakota Wesleyan University was $30,700. The cost of tuition at Dakota Wesleyan University is $2,370 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

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Average Net Price

$19,825
2022 Value
9.18%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Dakota Wesleyan University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $19,825. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Dakota Wesleyan University grew by 9.18%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,800
Room and Board
$1,000
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Dakota Wesleyan University was of $7,800 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 1.63% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

81%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
77%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

81% of undergraduate students at Dakota Wesleyan University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 10% with respect to 2021, when 90% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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0.372%
2019 Default Rate
1
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Dakota Wesleyan University was 0.372%, which represents 1 out of the 269 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 Wesleyan University received 1,209 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 15.5% annual growth. Out of those 1,209 applicants, 904 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 74.8% acceptance rate.

There were 887 students enrolled at Dakota Wesleyan University in 2022. 3% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Dakota Wesleyan University has an overall enrollment yield of 18.6%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

74.8%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
904
Accepted Out of 1,209

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Dakota Wesleyan University was 74.8% (904 admissions from 1,209 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 75.7%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 15.5%, while admissions grew by 14%..

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SAT Scores

3%
Submission Percentage (2022)
5
Scores Submitted (2022)

3% of enrolled first-time students at Dakota Wesleyan University in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Dakota Wesleyan University had a total enrollment of 887 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Dakota Wesleyan University is 658 students and the part-time enrollment is 229. This means that 74.2% of students enrolled at Dakota Wesleyan University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Dakota Wesleyan University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 81.7% White, 6.54% Hispanic or Latino, 4.28% Two or More Races, 1.69% American Indian or Alaska Native, 1.35% Black or African American, 1.13% Asian, and 0.113% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Dakota Wesleyan University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (40.3%), followed by White Male (40%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (4.66%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (44.9%), followed by White Male (35.9%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (5.13%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

74.2%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Dakota Wesleyan University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 887 students. The full-time enrollment at Dakota Wesleyan University is 658 and the part-time enrollment is 229. This means that 74.2% of students enrolled at Dakota Wesleyan University are enrolled full-time compared with 79.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

69%
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 Wesleyan University was 69%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (72%), Dakota Wesleyan University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    725 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    58 enrolled students
  3. Two or More Races
    38 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Dakota Wesleyan University is 81.7% White, 6.54% Hispanic or Latino, 4.28% Two or More Races, 1.69% American Indian or Alaska Native, 1.35% Black or African American, 1.13% Asian, and 0.113% 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 Baccalaureate Colleges is 54.3% White, 13.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.1% 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, 12 students (1.35%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 28 more women than men received degrees from Dakota Wesleyan University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Dakota Wesleyan University is white (191 degrees awarded). There were 13.6 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (14 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Dakota Wesleyan University is Registered Nursing (40 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (21 degrees) and General Psychology (15 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Dakota Wesleyan University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Education (37 degrees awarded), Business (92 degrees), and Psychology (15 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 Wesleyan University are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,874,543 people), Accountants & auditors (1,082,348 people), Other managers (903,185 people), Secondary school teachers (583,997 people), and Financial managers (536,591 people).

The most specialized majors at Dakota Wesleyan University in 2022 are Education (37 degrees awarded), Business (92 degrees), Psychology (15 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (5 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (10 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 Wesleyan University are Surgeons, Physicians, Nurse anesthetists, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, and Magnetic resonance imaging technologists

The most specialized majors at Dakota Wesleyan University are Education (37 degrees awarded), Business (92 degrees), Psychology (15 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (5 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (10 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 Wesleyan University are Elementary & secondary schools (3,595,165 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (801,227 people), Computer Systems Design (651,006 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (642,961 people), and Banking & related activities (547,360 people).

The most specialized majors at Dakota Wesleyan University are Education (37 degrees awarded), Business (92 degrees), Psychology (15 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (5 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (10 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 Wesleyan University.
Most Common (2021)
  1. 51 degrees awarded
  2. 17 degrees awarded
  3. 12 degrees awarded

In 2021, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Dakota Wesleyan University was Registered Nursing with 51 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

101
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
129
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 101 degrees were awarded to men at Dakota Wesleyan University, which is 0.783 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (129).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 19 degrees were awarded to men at Dakota Wesleyan University in Non-Profit, Public, & Organizational Management, which is 1.19 times more than the 16 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 38 degrees were awarded to men at Dakota Wesleyan University in Registered Nursing, which is 19 times more than the 2 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

39%
100% Completion Time
44%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 39% of students graduating from Dakota Wesleyan University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 44% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 44% 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.
American Indian or Alaska Native Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Dakota Wesleyan University is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    191 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    14 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    7 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Dakota Wesleyan University is white (191 degrees awarded). There were 13.6 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (14 degrees).

1.74% of degree recipients (4 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    109 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    82 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Male
    7 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Dakota Wesleyan University is white female (109 degrees awarded). There were 1.33 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (82 degrees).

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Operations

Dakota Wesleyan University has an endowment valued at nearly $38.6M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−6.77%) compared to the 0.58% average return (286k on 49.3M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2022, Dakota Wesleyan University had a total salary expenditure of 19.9M. Dakota Wesleyan University employs 17 Assistant professors, 14 Professors and 12 Associate professors. Most academics at Dakota Wesleyan University are Female Assistant professor (12), Male Professor (10), and Female Associate professor (10).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Dakota Wesleyan University are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 34 employees, Management, with 19 employees, and Service with 13 employees.

Endowment

$38.6M
2022 Endowment
6.81%
decline from 2021

Dakota Wesleyan University has an endowment valued at about $38.6M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Dakota Wesleyan University declined 6.81% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $10.7M lower than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$8.01M
2022 Salaries
1%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Dakota Wesleyan University paid a median of $8.01M in salaries, which represents 40.2% of their overall expenditure ($19.9M) and a 1% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.7M (37.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$2.76M
Instructional Salaries
46
Number of Employees

In 2022, Dakota Wesleyan University paid a total of $2.76M to 46 employees working as instructors, which represents 34.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.04M (32.1%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
17 Employees
Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
34 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Dakota Wesleyan University were Assistant professor with 17 employees, Professor with 14 employees, and Associate professor with 12 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Dakota Wesleyan University were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 34 employees, Management with 19 employees, and Service with 13 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Dakota Wesleyan University was Female Assistant professor with 12 employees, Male Professor with 10 employees, and Female Associate professor with 10 employees.

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

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