Dakota State University

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Dakota State University


  • 95% have a job after 6 months
  • N/A have a job after 1 year
  • N/A have a job after 2 years

In-state Tuition

$5,699 / year

Out-of-state Tuition

$10,886 / year

Room and Board


Application deadline


Application fee


Educational Resources


Library houses the Learning Commons that includes technology support desk services, research support services, student tutoring services, computer lab, large and small group meeting rooms, technology enabled instruction spaces, collaborative work stations, Tablet PC repair center, vending machines, gallery space, satellite downlinking, and A-V collection includes peripherals like digital cameras, scanners and audio recording.

  • Member of library consortia.
  • 98,156 books, serial backfiles, and other material including government documents.
  • 21,234 current serial subscriptions.
  • 3,111 microforms.
  • 2,435 Audio/Visual items.
  • 13,532 e-books.

Museums & Art

Smith Zimmermann State Museum, Technology Classroom Building (TCB)-specially equiped technology building



  • Students are required to take a computer course.
  • Students are not required to own or lease a computer.
  • Recommended computer operating system: Microsoft

Campus Resources

  • 275 computers for student use in locations such as computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • 32 Internet connections in libraries.
  • 0 Internet connections in classrooms.
  • 0 Internet connections in Laboratories.
  • 234 Internet connections elsewhere on campus.

Student accommodations

  • Email accounts are available to all students.
  • Internet access is available to all students.
  • Student web-pages are permitted.
  • Online class registration is available.
  • 100% of college-owned hosting units are available for internet access.

Wireless Internet Hotspots

  • Wifi is available in all the libraries, in all classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, in all college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing, in all school buildings and on all school property
  • Campus wireless internet hotspots are not available.
  • Approximately 3,500 students can be on the network at once.



nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service


reading, math, writing, study skills


minority student, career, personal, veteran student, academic, older student, psychological, birth control, religious


on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training

Campus Safety

late night transport/escort service, lighted pathways/sidewalks, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)

Campus Life



  • The school offers housing for students.
  • 36% of students live in school housing.
  • The school does not provide assistance for off-campus housing.

Types of housing available

  • In total, there are 6 housing buildings.

Room Accessories

  • 33% of rooms are equipped with sprinkler systems.
  • 100% of rooms are equipped with fire alarms.
  • 100% are equipped with high-speed internet connections.


  • 35% of students remain on campus over the weekends, on average.
  • Alcohol is not permitted on campus.
  • Popular events on campus: Trojan Days, Open Mic Nights, Pow Wow, Theater Plays, Christmas Band and Choral Concert, Frost Bites Week
  • Student activities: choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, jazz band, literary magazine, music ensembles, musical theater, pep band, radio station, student government, student newspaper
  • In total, there are about 31 organizations on campus.
  • Honor societies: Kappa Sigma Iota, Delta Mu Delta, Sigma Tau Delta, Alpha Rho Theta
  • Religious organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Newman Club, Intervarsity Christian Fellowship
  • International organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Native American Student Club, International Club, Mi Familia, Non-Traditional, GLBT (Gay, Lesbian, Bi-sexual, Transgender)
  • Other organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Campus Girl Scouts, College Democrats, Computer Club, Council for Exceptional Children, Dance Team, Drama Club, DSU College Republicans, Gaming Club, Health Information Management Club, Intramurals, Math and Science Club, Phi Beta Lambda, Respiratory Care Club, SDEA, Student Activities Board, Student Association Senate, Delta Mu Delta, Friday Night Live, Students in Free Enterprise
  • Student papers: (Appears as submitted by school) Trojan Times, 6-8 times a semester


  • Nearest airport(s) (distance in miles): Sioux Falls (45), Minneapolis (250)
  • Nearest bus-station(s) (distance in miles): Sioux Falls (45)
  • Public transportation does not serve the campus.
  • All students are permitted to have cars on campus.
  • 35% of students have a car on campus


  • School employment is available.
  • 12% of undergrads are employed with average earnings of 1,800
  • Freshman are not discouraged from working.


    • Army ROTC: Offered on campus
    • Navy ROTC: Not offered
    • Airforce ROTC: Offered at cooperating institution (South Dakota State University)
    • Additional Policies

      class attendance policies set by individual instructors, hazing prohibited, smoking prohibited

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