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Is Dakota State a Good School for the Money?

Top 5% National Value
Unknown In-State Value
$102,590 Avg Total Cost

Dakota State University Value Report

College Factual set out to determine if Dakota State is asking a fair price for the quality of education they provide. Keep reading for the detailed value report.

Very Good Value Nationwide

Top 5% National Value
Top 25% National Quality
Bargain Price

Dakota State University is ranked #87 out of 2,223 for value nationwide.

Based on the type of quality education Dakota State University provides, we expected it to be priced higher. We consider Dakota State to be a great value, ranked #87 out of 2223 in College Factual's Best Colleges for the Money Ranking.

National Value Ranking  87 out of 2223
Great Value
National Value Score  96.12 out of 100
Great Value

Prices of Institutions with Similar Quality Scores

SchoolTotal PriceValue Grade

*Total price is determined by multiplying average annual cost by time to graduate.

We're Looking at a Total Cost of $102,590 for a Dakota State Degree

The Dakota State time to graduate is about 4.41 years and will cost an estimated $23,263 per year. This brings the total cost to 102,590.

Average Yearly Cost$23,263
Average Years to Graduate4.41
Estimated Avg Total Cost of Degree$102,590

Many Factors Affect Net Price

Consider the average Dakota State student takes 4.41 years to complete their degree. If you can complete your degree faster than that you will save money. This is just one way your Dakota State degree may cost less than average.

Does This School Make Financial Sense To You?

$80,112 In-State With Aid
$111,092 Avg Cost No Aid
4.41 Years to Graduate

Net price can vary based on your unique situation.

Look at the table below to get a sense of how Dakota State value for your educational dollar might vary.

Nationwide Value by Aid GroupAvg Degree CostValue RankValue Grade
Students with no Aid$111,092#0F
All Students$102,590#87A+
Only Students Receiving Aid$90,842#1,084C
In-State Value by Aid GroupAvg Degree CostValue RankValue Grade
Students with no Aid$100,363#F
All Students$91,856#F
Only Students Receiving Aid$80,112#F

Note: the Value Grade for in-state students is calculated by looking only at other schools in the state of South Dakota.

About 94% of Dakota State students receive financial aid. Get more details on what Dakota State financial aid you may qualify for.

How to Finance The Gap

How to Calculate Value

College Factual calculates value by calculating average Dakota State cost multiplied by time to graduate, and then compares that number to other schools of a similar quality ranking. If the school is priced fairly based on the educational quality it receives a fair ranking. If it is underpriced it receives a good or excellent value.

Read the full Best for the Money Ranking Methodology.


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