Dakota State University

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$7,541
0% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$17,861
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
5.87%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
83.6%
712 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
3,186
49.3% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
46.9%
123 Graduates

About

Dakota State University is a higher education institution located in Lake County, SD. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Dakota State University were Computer & Information Systems Security (65 degrees awarded), General Computer & Information Sciences (49 degrees), and System, Networking, & LAN/WAN Management (37 degrees).

In 2020, 601 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Dakota State University. 34.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 65.1% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (485 degrees), 24.3 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (20 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Dakota State University is $7,541, which is $−14,989 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Dakota State University is $7,541, which is $−14,989 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $17,861.

In 2020, 49% of undergraduate students attending Dakota State University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 44% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$7,541
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Dakota State University was $7,541. The cost of tuition at Dakota State University is $−14,989 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

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Average Net Price

$17,861
2020 Value
4.68%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Dakota State University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $17,861. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Dakota State University grew by 4.68%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,132
Room and Board
$1,200
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Dakota State University was of $7,132 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board increased by 2.49% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

49%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
44%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

49% of undergraduate students at Dakota State University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 16.7% with respect to 2019, when 42% 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.
5.87%
2018 Default Rate
40
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Dakota State University was 5.87%, which represents 40 out of the 682 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 712 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 27.2% annual decline. Out of those 712 applicants, 595 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 83.6% acceptance rate.

There were 3,186 students enrolled at Dakota State University in 2020, and 11% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Dakota State University has an overall enrollment yield of 64.4%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

83.6%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
595
Accepted Out of 712

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Dakota State University was 83.6% (595 admissions from 712 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 77.4%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants declined by −27.2%, while admissions declined by −21.4%.

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SAT Scores

11%
Submission Percentage
41
Scores Submitted

11% of enrolled first-time students at Dakota State University in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Dakota State University has a total enrollment of 3,186 students. The full-time enrollment at Dakota State University is 1,571 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,615. This means that 49.3% of students enrolled at Dakota State University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Dakota State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 79.5% White, 4.05% Hispanic or Latino, 3.39% Black or African American, 3.08% Two or More Races, 2.57% Asian, 0.91% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.345% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Dakota State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (57.3%), followed by White Female (24.4%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (2.81%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Male (50%), followed by White Female (9.21%) and Asian Male (6.58%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

49.3%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Dakota State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,186 students. The full-time enrollment at Dakota State University is 1,571 and the part-time enrollment is 1,615. This means that 49.3% of students enrolled at Dakota State University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.8% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

71%
2020 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 71%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Dakota State University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    2,534
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    129
  3. Black or African American
    108

The enrolled student population at Dakota State University is 79.5% White, 4.05% Hispanic or Latino, 3.39% Black or African American, 3.08% Two or More Races, 2.57% Asian, 0.91% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.345% 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 52.6% White, 16.6% 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, 91 students (2.86%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 181 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 (485 degrees awarded). There were 24.3 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (20 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Dakota State University is Computer & Information Systems Security (65 degrees awarded), followed by General Computer & Information Sciences (49 degrees) and System, Networking, & LAN/WAN Management (37 degrees).

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 Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (385 degrees awarded), Education (70 degrees), and Math & Statistics (10 degrees).

Workforce

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 (1,820,018 people), Software developers (495,541 people), Secondary school teachers (458,783 people), Education administrators (289,331 people), and Other managers (244,959 people).

The most specialized majors at Dakota State University are Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (385 degrees awarded), Education (70 degrees), Math & Statistics (10 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (11 degrees), and English (7 degrees).

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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, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Physicians, and Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists

The most specialized majors at Dakota State University are Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (385 degrees awarded), Education (70 degrees), Math & Statistics (10 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (11 degrees), and English (7 degrees).

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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 (2,982,654 people), Computer Systems Design (619,632 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (469,616 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (236,090 people), and Insurance carriers (170,387 people).

The most specialized majors at Dakota State University are Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (385 degrees awarded), Education (70 degrees), Math & Statistics (10 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (11 degrees), and English (7 degrees).

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Degrees

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.
Most Common
  1. 65 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 49 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 37 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Dakota State University was Computer & Information Systems Security with 65 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

391
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
210
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 391 degrees were awarded to men at Dakota State University, which is 1.86 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (210).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 96 degrees were awarded to men at Dakota State University in Computer & Information Systems Security, which is 8.73 times more than the 11 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 24 degrees were awarded to women at Dakota State University in General Computer & Information Sciences, which is 0.267 times less than the 90 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

23%
100% Completion Time
43%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 23% of students graduating from Dakota State University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 43% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 45% 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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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Dakota State University is Female and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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, 0.813% of graduates (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    485 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    20 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    18 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Dakota State University is white (485 degrees awarded). There were 24.3 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (20 degrees).

1.66% of degree recipients (10 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Male
    311 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    174 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Male
    15 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Dakota State University is white male (311 degrees awarded). There were 1.79 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (174 degrees).

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Operations

Dakota State University has an endowment valued at nearly $16.2M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $223k (1.38%), compared to the 3.19% average return ($1.26M on $39.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2020, Dakota State University had a total salary expenditure of $53.6M. Dakota State University employs 33 Assistant professors, 24 Instructors, and 24 Associate professors. Most academics at Dakota State University are Male Assistant professors (27), Male Professors(15), and Male Associate professors (15).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Dakota State University are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 46 employees, Management, with 43 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 31 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$16.2M
2020 Endowment
2.23%
growth from 2019

Dakota State University has an endowment valued at about $16.2M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Dakota State University grew 2.23% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $23.5M 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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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $5.69M - Federal
  2. $3.63M - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Dakota State University received $5.69M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $3.63M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$24.3M
2020 Salaries
1.02%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Dakota State University paid a median of $24.3M in salaries, which represents 45.4% of their overall expenditure ($53.6M) and a 1.02% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 9.74% growth from 2018 and a 13.6% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.6M (40.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$7.68M
Instructional Salaries
103
Number of Employees

In 2020, Dakota State University paid a total of $7.68M to 103 employees working as instructors, which represents 31.6% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11M (31.8%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

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

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Dakota State University were Assistant professor with 33 employees; Instructor with 24 employees; and Instructor with 24 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Dakota State University were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 46 employees; Management with 43 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 31 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Assistant professor
  2. Male Professor
  3. Male Associate professor

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Dakota State University was Male Assistant professor with 27 employees, Male Professor with 15 employees, and Male Associate professor with 15 employees.

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

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