820 N. Washington Avenue Madison, SD 57042 605-256-5139
http://www.dsu.edu dsuinfo@dsu.edu
About Dakota State University
  • Year of Foundation 1881
  • Size of Campus 20 Acre
  • Type of Instituition Public institution
  • Religious Orientation None
  • Degrees Bachelor, Master
  • Calendar Type Semester
  • Undergraduate Population 2,081
  • Women % / Men % / Out of state 49%, 51%, 22.7%
Application
  • App. Deadlines FAFSA
  • Tuition Costs In / Out - State $2,751 in-state, $4,124 out-of-state
  • Room and Board $4,818
  • Nonfall Registration Accepted
  • Selectivity of the Intuition Less selective
  • Application Fee $20
  • Enrollment No. 1,450
The primary purpose of Dakota State University at Madison in Lake County is to provide instruction in computer management, computer information systems, electronic data processing and other related undergraduate and graduate programs. The secondary purpose is to offer two-year,one-year and short courses for application and operator training in the areas authorized by this section. This authorization includes the preparation of elementary and secondary teachers with emphasis in computer and information processing. Except for degree programs in existence during the 1983-84 academic year, the unique baccalaureate programs authorized for Dakota State University shall not be duplicated by the Board of Regents. Section 3. The Board of Regents shall continue to provide existing courses for those students enrolled at Dakota State University during the spring semester of 1984 in order to allow those students presently enrolled to complete their scheduled program of study. Section 4. The medical record program and respiratory therapy program currently in existence at Dakota State University shall remain at Dakota State University unless otherwise transferred by the Board of Regents."
Social Life And Activities
  • Number of frats N/A
  • Other general policies class attendance policies set by individual instructors, hazing prohibited, smoking prohibited
  • Number of frat chapter houses N/A
  • Popular Event and Social Activities on Campus Trojan Days, Open Mic Nights, Pow Wow, Theater Plays, Christmas Band and Choral Concert, Frost Bites Week
  • Number of students in fraternities N/A
  • Percent students who are frat members N/A
  • Number of honor societies Kappa Sigma Iota, Delta Mu Delta, Sigma Tau Delta, Alpha Rho Theta
  • Setting Rural
  • Number of sororities N/A
  • On-campus religious organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Newman Club, Intervarsity Christian Fellowship
  • Other on-campus organizations N/A
  • Percent students who are frat sororities N/A
  • Number of on-campus international organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Native American Student Club, International Club, Mi Familia, Non-Traditional, GLBT (Gay, Lesbian, Bi-sexual, Transgender)
  • Alcohol Policies No
Transportation
  • Distance to nearest airport Sioux Falls (45), Minneapolis (250)
  • Distance to nearest train N/A
  • Distance to nearest bus Sioux Falls (45)
  • Public Transportation to the University No
  • Car Permitted On Campus Yes
Student Housing
  • College campus housing availability Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are triples N/A
  • On and Off campus housing offered Yes
  • College housing safety - Sprinkler system 33%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are singles N/A
  • Number of housing and appartment units owned by the university 6
  • Type of housing provided for students coed dorms, women's dorms, men's dorms, apartment for single students
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are undefined N/A
  • Off and remote campus housing assistance available No
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are doubles N/A
  • High speed or wireless internet in college housing 100%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are apartments N/A
  • College housing safety - Fire alarms 100%
  • Number of students using college housing 36%
Campus Services
  • Internet Access Yes
  • Location Of Area With Wireless Support 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
  • Number Of Books in Library 98,156
  • Basic Services Provided nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service
  • Number Of Subscriptions 21,234
  • Student Email Accounts Yes
  • Estimated Capacity Of Wireless Network 3,500
  • Number of Audiovisuals-cds,videos,dvds 2,435
  • Campus Safety late night transport/escort service, lighted pathways/sidewalks, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Classrooms 0
  • Counseling Services minority student, career, personal, veteran student, academic, older student, psychological, birth control, religious
  • Wireless Network - Student wi-fi Yes
  • Museums Smith Zimmermann State Museum, Technology Classroom Building (TCB)-specially equiped technology building
  • OS of Wifi Network Microsoft
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Campus Labs(est) 0
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Other Locations 234
  • Computer Courses Yes
  • Library Facilities 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,
  • Tutoring and Remedial Help reading, math, writing, study skills
  • Number Of Microforms 3,111
  • Online Course Registration Available Yes
  • Student Computer Availability Yes
  • Library On Campus Yes
  • Student Allowed To Post A Web Page Yes
  • Number of e-books 13,532
  • Location Of Available Computers computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Library 32
Student Employment and Career
  • Number of undergraduates (only) with employment 12%
  • Airforce ROTC on campus? Offered at cooperating institution (South Dakota State University)
  • Employed Students after 1 year N/A
  • Student Employment Fedral Work Study Program Available
  • Army ROTC on campus? Offered on campus
  • Does the school discourage student employment No
  • Employed Students after 6 Months 95%
  • Top Companies Selecting Students For Jobs Mutual of Omaha, Schwan's, Federated Insurance, Martin Group, Citibank, EROS Data Center, Daktronics, Wells Fargo Financial Bank
  • Employed Students after 2 years N/A
  • Career placment and training on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training
  • Navy ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • The average earnings of employed undergrads 1,800
Loan, Scholarship, Fellowship, Grant Page Details
  • Specific Locations/Universities Rural