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Dakota State Demographics & Diversity Report

What does the Dakota State student population look like? College Factual wanted to know the truth so we crunched the numbers. We analyzed racial diversity, gender ratios, age and location diversity of college campuses accross the country. See how Dakota State University fared in our <nil> diversity report.

Dakota State Student Population

How Many Students Attend Dakota State University?

Dakota State total enrollment is approximately 3,186 students. 1,495 are undergraduates and 76 are graduate students.

Dakota State Undergraduate Population

Male/Female Breakdown of Undergraduates

The full-time Dakota State undergraduate population is made up of 29% women, and 71% men.


For the gender breakdown for all students, go here.

Dakota State Racial/Ethnic Breakdown of Undergraduates

Race/Ethnicity Number
White 1,222
Hispanic 68
Multi-Ethnic 56
Black or African American 39
Unknown 37
International 28
Asian 23
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 8

See racial/ethnic breakdown for all students.

Dakota State Graduate Student Population

Male/Female Breakdown of Graduate Students

About 14% of full-time grad students are women, and 86% men.


For the gender breakdown for all students, go here.

Dakota State Racial-Ethnic Breakdown of Graduate Students

Race/Ethnicity Number
White 45
International 19
Asian 5
Black or African American 3
Unknown 3
Hispanic 1
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0
Multi-Ethnic 0

See racial/ethnic breakdown for all students.

Racial/Ethnic Diversity

14% Racial-Ethnic Minorities *

Dakota State Racial Demographics:

Race/Ethnicity Number
White 2,534
Hispanic 129
Black or African American 108
International 104
Multi-Ethnic 98
Unknown 91
Asian 82
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 11

Low Racial/Ethnic Diversity Among Faculty

Dakota State University Faculty Racial/Ethnic Demographics:

Ethnicity Number of Faculty
White 317
Asian 11
Black or African American 3
Hispanic 0
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0
International 0
Multi-Ethnic 0
Unknown 0

Learn more about the faculty at Dakota State.

Dakota State Male/Female Diversity

More Male Students
This school is more popular with men than with women.


There are approximately 1,139 female students and 2,047 male students at Dakota State.

Even Balance of Male & Female Teachers

Reporting of the gender of Dakota State is unknown or unavailable.

Faculty Gender Ratio  95.01 out of 100.
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There are more female teachers than male teachers at this school.


More about Dakota State faculty.

There are approximately 179 female teachers and 162 male teachers.

Average Geographic Diversity

31.48% Out of State
1.52% Out of the Country

Dakota State ranks 784 out of 2,183 when it comes to geographic diversity.

31.48% of Dakota State students come from out of state, and 1.52% come from out of the country.

Student Location Diversity  64 out of 100.
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The undergraduate student body is split among 21 states (may include Washington D.C.). Click on the map for more detail.


Top 5 States

State Amount
South Dakota 222
North Dakota 11
North Dakota 11
California 9
Iowa 8

International Students at Dakota State

Students from 25 countries are represented at this school, with the majority of the international students coming from India, Nepal, and Nigeria.

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High Student Age Diversity

High Student Age Diversity
46.45% Traditional College Age
The age diversity score this school received indicates it is doing a good job attracting students of all ages.

Student Age Diversity  85.84 out of 100.
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A traditional college student is defined as being between the ages of 18-21. At Dakota State, 46.45% of students fall into that category, compared to the national average of 60%.

Student Age Group Amount
18-19 798
20-21 738
22-24 574
25-29 420
35 and over 403
30-34 230
Under 18 0

Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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