Dakota State University

Is Dakota State a Good School for the Money?

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.

Within South Dakota, Dakota State Offers Average Quality for a High Price.

Below Average South Dakota Value
Average South Dakota Quality

Dakota State University is ranked #6 out of #11 in South Dakota for quality and #7 out of #11 for South Dakota value.

This makes it average quality that is overpriced in the state.

State Value Ranking  7 out of 11
Great Value
State Value Score  36.36 out of 100
Great Value

Find out if Dakota State offers in-state tuition that you may qualify for.

Above Average Value Nationwide

Top 30% National Value
Average National Quality

Dakota State University is ranked #392 out of 1,472 for value nationwide.

Dakota State University is priced well for the kind of quality education they provide and thus has earned a good price recognition from College Factual's analysis.

National Value Ranking  392 out of 1472
Great Value
National Value Score  73.37 out of 100
Great Value

Prices of Institutions with Similar Quality Scores

School Total Price Value Grade
University of Central Missouri $98,230 A-
Greenville University $104,505 B+
Dakota State University $107,092 B
University of Pittsburgh - Greensburg $137,477 D-
Saginaw Valley State University $139,026 D-
Castleton University $142,745 F
Kennesaw State University $154,979 F
Western Connecticut State University $162,032 F

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

We're Looking at a Total Cost of $107,092 for a Dakota State Degree

The Dakota State time to graduate is about 4.62 years and will cost an estimated $23,180 per year. This brings the total cost to 107,092.

Average Yearly Cost $23,180
Average Years to Graduate 4.62
Estimated Avg Total Cost of Degree $107,092

Many Factors Affect Net Price

There are many ways you can lower the cost of a college education. Consider taking advantage of in-state tuition, or shortening the length of your degree by taking summer classes. Learn more about Dakota State cost for other factors that may affect net price such as the financial aid you qualify for that is largely based on your family's income.

Does This School Make Financial Sense To You?

$83,987 In-State With Aid
$115,620 Avg Cost No Aid
4.62 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 Group Avg Degree Cost Value Rank Value Grade
Students with no Aid $115,620 #196 A
All Students $107,092 #392 B
Only Students Receiving Aid $95,315 #381 B
In-State Value by Aid Group Avg Degree Cost Value Rank Value Grade
Students with no Aid $104,292 #5 C
All Students $95,763 #7 D+
Only Students Receiving Aid $83,987 #7 D+

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

About 95% of Dakota State students receive financial aid. Get more details on what Dakota State financial aid you may qualify for.

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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