Dakota State University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$7,191

2.96% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$16,513

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

7.49%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

84.4%

972 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

3,307

44.4% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

35.3%

97 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 General Computer & Information Sciences (47 degrees awarded), System, Networking, & LAN/WAN Management (29 degrees), and Computer & Information Systems Security (28 degrees).

In 2017, 486 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Dakota State University. 36.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 63.8% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (392 degrees), 23.1 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (17 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Dakota State University is $7,191, which is $-13,542 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Dakota State University is $7,191, which is $-13,542 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $16,513.

In 2017, 41% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 48% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$7,191

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Dakota State University was $7,191. The cost of tuition at Dakota State University is $-13,542 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

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Average Net Price

$16,513

2017 Value

7.4%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Dakota State University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $16,513. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Dakota State University grew by 7.4%.

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Average net price is calculated from full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded a grant or scholarship from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.

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Other Student Expenses

$6,537

Room and Board

$1,200

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Dakota State University was of $6,537 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board increased by 4.37% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies increased by 20% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

41%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

48%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

41% of undergraduate students at Dakota State University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2016, when 41% 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.

7.49%

2016 Default Rate

45

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Dakota State University was 7.49%, which represents 45 out of the 601 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 972 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 5.54% annual growth. Out of those 972 applicants, 820 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 84.4% acceptance rate.

There were 3,307 students enrolled at Dakota State University in 2017, and 6% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Dakota State University has an overall enrollment yield of 46.5%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

84.4%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

820

Accepted Out of 972

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Dakota State University was 84.4% (820 admissions from 972 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 82.6%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 5.54%, while admissions grew by 7.75%.

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SAT Scores

6%

Submission Percentage

23

Scores Submitted

6% of enrolled first-time students at Dakota State University in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Dakota State University has a total enrollment of 3,307 students. The full-time enrollment at Dakota State University is 1,469 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,838. This means that 44.4% of students enrolled at Dakota State University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Dakota State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 80.7% White, 4.57% Black or African American, 3.63% Hispanic or Latino, 3.33% Two or More Races, 2.24% Asian, 0.786% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0605% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Dakota State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Male (56.3%), followed by White Female (28.6%) and Black or African American Male (2.93%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Male (43.1%), followed by White Female (5.56%) and Asian Male (5.56%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

44.4%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Dakota State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,307 students. The full-time enrollment at Dakota State University is 1,469 and the part-time enrollment is 1,838. This means that 44.4% of students enrolled at Dakota State University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

72%

2017 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 72%. 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

    2,670

  2. Black or African American

    151

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    120

The enrolled student population at Dakota State University is 80.7% White, 4.57% Black or African American, 3.63% Hispanic or Latino, 3.33% Two or More Races, 2.24% Asian, 0.786% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0605% 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 54.4% White, 15% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.2% 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, 55 students (1.66%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 134 fewer women than men received degrees from Dakota State University. The majority of degree recipients at Dakota State University are white (392 degrees awarded). There were 23.1 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (17 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Dakota State University is General Computer & Information Sciences (47 degrees awarded), followed by System, Networking, & LAN/WAN Management (29 degrees) and Computer & Information Systems Security (28 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 (242 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (24 degrees), and Education (57 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 (2,080,125 people), Accountants & auditors (1,134,928 people), Other managers (763,799 people), Software developers (556,343 people), and Financial managers (458,035 people).

The most specialized majors at Dakota State University are Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (242 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (24 degrees), Education (57 degrees), Math & Statistics (6 degrees), and Business (73 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Dakota State University are Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Chemists & materials scientists, Dentists, Surgeons, and Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists

The most specialized majors at Dakota State University are Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (242 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (24 degrees), Education (57 degrees), Math & Statistics (6 degrees), and Business (73 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 (3,191,969 people), Computer Systems Design (927,943 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (630,859 people), Banking & related activities (582,124 people), and Insurance carriers (484,196 people).

The most specialized majors at Dakota State University are Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (242 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (24 degrees), Education (57 degrees), Math & Statistics (6 degrees), and Business (73 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.

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Dakota State University was General Computer & Information Sciences with 47 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 310

  2. 176

In 2017, 310 degrees were awarded to men at Dakota State University, which is 1.76 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (176).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 64 degrees were awarded to men at Dakota State University in General Computer & Information Sciences, which is 9.14 times more than the 7 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 24 degrees were awarded to women at Dakota State University in Other Special Education & Teaching, which is 24 times more than the 1 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

20%

100% Completion Time

39%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 20% of students graduating from Dakota State University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 39% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 41% 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 Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

Black or African American Female

Highest Graduation Rate (66.7%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Dakota State University is Female and Black or African American (66.7% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

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, 2.06% of graduates (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    392 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    17 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races

    12 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Dakota State University is white (392 degrees awarded). There were 23.1 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (17 degrees).

0.823% of degree recipients (4 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Male

    236 degrees awarded

  2. White Female

    156 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Male

    14 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Dakota State University is white male (236 degrees awarded). There were 1.51 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (156 degrees).

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Operations

Dakota State University has an endowment valued at nearly $11.2M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $170k (1.53%), compared to the 6.94% average return ($2.3M on $33.1M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2017, Dakota State University had a total salary expenditure of $42.2M. Dakota State University employs 31 Instructors, 26 Assistant professors, and 24 Associate professors. Most academics at Dakota State University are Male Assistant professors (23), Male Instructors(17), and Male Professors (15).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Dakota State University are: Management, with 68 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 28 employees, and Service with 22 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$11.2M

2017 Endowment

10.5%

growth from 2016

Dakota State University has an endowment valued at about $11.2M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Dakota State University grew 10.5% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $22M 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. $3.51M - Federal

  2. $1.66M - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Dakota State University received $3.51M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $1.66M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$19.3M

2017 Salaries

7.47%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Dakota State University paid a median of $19.3M in salaries, which represents 45.8% of their overall expenditure ($42.2M) and a 7.47% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.605% decline from 2015 and a 1.49% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.4M (40.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$7.09M

Instructional Salaries

103

Number of Employees

In 2017, Dakota State University paid a total of $7.09M to 103 employees working as instructors, which represents 36.7% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.62M (33.5%) for similar Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Instructor

Most Common Instructor

31 Employees

Management

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

68 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Dakota State University were Instructor with 31 employees; Assistant professor with 26 employees; and Assistant professor with 24 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Dakota State University were Management with 68 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 28 employees; and Service with 22 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Assistant professor

  2. Male Instructor

  3. Male Professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Dakota State University was Male Assistant professor with 23 employees, Male Instructor with 17 employees, and Male Professor with 15 employees.

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

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