Dickinson State University

Is DSU a Good School for the Money?

Dickinson State University Value Report

What is a DSU degree worth? College Factual's value analysis compares DSU with other schools of similar quality to see if it's priced fairly.

Within North Dakota, DSU is Ranked Below Average in Quality and is Very Overpriced.

Below Average North Dakota Value
Below Average North Dakota Quality

Dickinson State University is ranked #5 out of #8 in North Dakota for quality and #5 out of #8 for North Dakota value.

This means it is below average in educational quality and yet priced much higher than it should be.

State Value Ranking  5 out of 8
Great Value
State Value Score  37.50 out of 100
Great Value

Do you qualify for in-state tuition? Check the DSU financial aid page to be sure.

Above Average Value Nationwide

Top 20% National Value
Below Average National Quality

Dickinson State University is ranked #253 out of 1,472 for value nationwide.

Dickinson State University is priced competitvely when compared to other colleges of similar quality. Based on this information we believe it is a good price for the type of education provided.

National Value Ranking  253 out of 1472
Great Value
National Value Score  82.81 out of 100
Great Value

Prices of Institutions with Similar Quality Scores

School Total Price Value Grade
Ozark Christian College $78,665 A
Dickinson State University $91,304 A-
Southeast Missouri State University $100,892 B+
Georgetown College $108,158 B
Heidelberg University $115,752 C+
Grand View University $117,605 C
SUNY Old Westbury $121,496 C-
Naropa University $146,017 F
The University of Montana $149,216 F

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

That Degree May Cost You $91,304 in Total

The average DSU student's degree will cost an estimated $91,304. This is based on an average price (with and without aid) of $19,892 and a typical 4.59 years to graduate.

Average Yearly Cost $19,892
Average Years to Graduate 4.59
Estimated Avg Total Cost of Degree $91,304

Many Factors Affect Net Price

Depending on your personal circumstances, your net price may be well below the average DSU net price, which could make this school a better value. You may quality for more financial aid, or be able to complete your degree faster than average. Get more details on DSU cost.

Does This School Make Financial Sense To You?

$69,350 In-State With Aid
$103,238 Avg Cost No Aid
4.59 Years to Graduate

Net price can vary based on your unique situation.

Look at the table below to determine your likely cost of a bachelor's degree at DSU.

Nationwide Value by Aid Group Avg Degree Cost Value Rank Value Grade
Students with no Aid $103,238 #173 A
All Students $91,304 #253 A-
Only Students Receiving Aid $81,137 #258 A-
In-State Value by Aid Group Avg Degree Cost Value Rank Value Grade
Students with no Aid $91,451 #3 B-
All Students $79,517 #5 D+
Only Students Receiving Aid $69,350 #5 D+

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

About 91% of DSU students receive financial aid. Get more details on what DSU financial aid you may qualify for.

How to Calculate Value

College Factual calculates value by calculating average DSU 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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