• Address: 1815 Schafer St., Bismarck, ND 58506

  • Phone Number: 7014832175

  • Website: http://dickinsonstate.edu/

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About Dickinson State University (DSU)

Dickinson State University is located in Bismarck, North Dakota which was established on June 24, 1918. It is a regional four-year institution that provides accessible programs in the fields of Business, Teaching, Health and many more. It provides a high-quality education which works on a mission to promote excellence in teaching and learning. The university started offering online courses from 2003. It is a private not-for-profit institute. 

  • The student-faculty ratio of the university is 10:1.

  • DSU has a total student population of 1,386 out of which the full-timers are 912 and the part-timers are 474.

  • Dickinson State University acceptance rate is 92%.

  • DSU has a graduation rate of 34%.

  • It has a gender division of 41% male and 59% female.


Dickinson State University Online

There are various degree programs offered by the university which can be completed entirely online. Online courses offered by DSU are flexible and it uses the best interface which can be easily accessed by the student.

  • Online students and professors are connected by Dickinson State University Moodle. Online discussions, resources, research and course materials can be accessed through Moodle in which each course will have a page in it.

  • Hoonuit, which is an on-demanding training site that has almost 50,000 tutorial videos on over 250 applications is provided by DSU.


Dickinson State University Tuition

The average tuition of the online Associate Degree is $46,889. For Bachelor's and Masters Degree, the tuition is $34,560 and $42,925 respectively.

DSU offers 13 online programs across 8 disciplines which are mentioned below.

Education Business Management
Applied Sciences Arts
Accounting Nursing
Interdisciplinary Studies Agriculture

Dickinson State University Degrees

DSU offers the following degrees.

Dickinson State University Programs

The university offers a wide range of online degree programs. Some of them are listed below.

Associate of Arts  Bachelor of Business Administration
Bachelor of Business Administration in Human Resource Management Bachelor of Applied Science
Bachelor of Science in Accounting Master of Arts in Teaching
Certificate in Human Resource Management Associate of Science in Agriculture Sales/Service Equine Training

Dickinson State University Accreditation

The university has got an institutional accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission.

Programmatic Accreditation

  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) has accredited the Nursing program in DSU.

  • Health Sciences program has been accredited by the National Environmental Health Sciences and Protection Accreditation Council (EHAC)

  • The Music program at DSU has been accredited by the National Association of School of Music(NASM).

  • The Department of Business and Management is accredited by International Accreditation Council for Business Education(IACBE).

  • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) has accredited the Teaching programs offered by this university.


Dickinson State University Financial Aid

The university offers a great support to the students in the form of financial aids. 

Federal Aid

Pell Grant Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)
TEACH Grant Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant
Direct Subsidized Loan Direct Unsubsidized Loan

Institutional Aid 

Nursing Student Loan Nursing Education Loan
DSU Heritage Foundation Scholarship Merit-Based Scholarship
Bakken U Scholarship Staff Senate Scholarship
  • Military Aids such as Post 9/11 GI Bill and Tuition Assistance program are also provided.

  • North Dakota State Student Incentive Grant Program awards $1,888 as a State Aid to the students who are residents of North Dakota.


Dickinson State University Rankings

  • U.S. News & World Report has ranked the university as the fourth 'Best Regional Public Colleges' in the Midwest.

  • It has ranked 1st in the 'Most affordable online Bachelor’s Degree in Finance'.

  • It is ranked 1st in 'Best College in North Dakota' as stated by Zippia.

  • It was ranked 74th in  'Top Public Colleges' that give students the least private debt by the Student Loan Report.


Dickinson State University Reviews

  • This university provides a high standard education with affordable tuition fee.

  • The faculty here are the reason for the greatness of this university. They help the students in both personal and social life.

  • The cost of living at the university is cheap and helpful for those who could not make a lot of money.


Dickinson State University Campus

Dickinson State University Bookstore

  • DSU bookstore has a wide collection of apparels, accessories, gifts, books, and gadgets.

  • Students can shop online and get the required product.

  • They can also sell and buy books. The textbook rental facility is also provided by this bookstore.

  • The ordered product is delivered to the student in a short period.

  • Smart search is provided so that students can select the books required for their department very easily.

Dickinson State University Athletics

  • DSU is a member of National Association of the Intercollegiate Athletics and National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association.

  • Faculty and students take an active part in athletic competitions.

  • Dickinson State University Football team has got a great recognition for its achievements in many matches.

  • It is also a member of the North Star Athletic Association.

Dickinson State University (DSU) Overview

Institution Type

(4 Years) Private Not-For-Profit
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Headquartered at

Bismark, North Dakota

FAFSA/Federal School Code

002989
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Institutional Accreditation

HLC
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Historically Black College or University

No

Facilities

Financial Aid

Data Source: http://dickinsonstate.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS, Federal Student Aid, CHEA.

Dickinson State University (DSU) Statistics

Key Statistics
Acceptance Rate 92 %
Student Faculty Ratio 10: 1
Retention Rate Full Time: 54 % Part Time: 46 %
Total Population 1,386
Student Population Full Time: 912 Part Time: 474
Gender Division Male: 41 % Female: 59 %
Admission Statistics Male Female
Total Applicants - 362 182 180
Total Applicants Admitted - 332 169 163
Applicants Enrolled - 185 96 89
Full time Applicants Enrolled - 170 92 78
Part Time Applicants Enrolled - 15 4 11

Graduation Rate

The College Monk

Male: 30 %

The College Monk

Female: 38 %

Total Graduation Rate: 34 %

Graduation rate with bachelors degree completed

Race & Ethnicity

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2016.

Dickinson State University (DSU) Majors and Online Programs

Dickinson State University (DSU) Admissions and Application Requirement

Admission Requirements
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Required
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2016.

Application Fee
Undergraduate Application Fee $35
Graduate Application Fee $35

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2017.

Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)
Number of students submitting SAT scores 15
Number of students submitting ACT scores 154
Percent of students submitting SAT scores 8%
Percent of students submitting ACT scores 83%
SAT Math 470 average 390 - 550 range
SAT Critical Reading 485 average 440 - 530 range
ACT Composite 20 average 18 - 22 range

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2015-2016.


Dickinson State University (DSU) Financial Aid and Scholarships

Federal Aid

Federal Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Pell Grant $3,788 U.S citizen or an eligible noncitizen, Enrolled at least half-time April 15th, 2019
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) $577 Undergraduate student,Eligible for Federal Pell Grant,Enrolled atleast half-time April 15th, 2019
TEACH Grant $4,000 GPA of 3.5. April 15th, 2019
Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant $577 Parents who served in U.S. military in Iraq or Afghanistan after September 11, 2011. April 15th, 2019
Federal Loans Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Direct Subsidized Loan $5,573 U.S citizen or an eligible noncitizen, Enrolled at least half-time. April 15th, 2019
Direct Unsubsidized Loan $5,573 U.S. citizen or eligible noncitizen. Enrolled half-time to be eligible for Direct Loan Program funds. April 15th, 2019
Direct PLUS Loan $6,731 U.S citizen or an eligible noncitizen, Enrolled at least half-time, Should not have an adverse credit history. April 15th, 2019
Federal Financial Aid Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Federal Work Study Varies U.S. citizen or an eligible noncitizen. Maintain satisfactory academic progress. April 15th, 2019

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

State Aid

State Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
North Dakota State Student Incentive Grant Program $1,888 Residents of North Dakota, undergraduates. April 15th, 2019

Data Source: http://dickinsonstate.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Institutional Aid

Institutional Loans Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Nursing Student Loan Varies Enrolled at least half-time. Varies
Nursing Education Loan Varies Enrolled at least half-time in a nursing program. Varies
Institutional Scholarships Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
DSU Heritage Foundation Scholarship Varies Academic and extracurricular excellence. Varies
Merit Based Scholarship Varies Academic Excellence, Varies
Bakken U Scholarship Varies Satisfactory Academic Progress. Varies
Staff Senate Scholarship Varies A student who is a spouse or dependent of a DSU staff member while pursuing an education at DSU. Varies
Theodore Roosevelt Honors Leadership Program Scholarship Varies Incoming freshman must have a 3.5 GPA or higher in high school and/or ACT score of 26 or higher SAT score of 1170 or higher. Graduate with a Leadership Studies Minor. Transfer students must have a college/university GPA of 3.25 or higher. Varies

Data Source: http://dickinsonstate.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Military Aid

Military Financial Aid Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Post 9/11 GI Bill $5,043 Individuals with at least 90 days of aggregate service after September 10, 2001. Honorably discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 days. Varies
Tuition Assistance Program $2,382 Honorably Discharged from the military Varies

Data Source: http://dickinsonstate.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Federal Aid based on family income

Family Income Average Federal Aid per year
Under $30,000 $8,858
$30,001 - $48,000 $9,163
$48,001 - $75,000 $11,317
$75,001 - $110,000 $11,948
Over $110,000 $12,989

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Federal, State or Institutional Aid Awarded Percent Avg Amount per year
Undergraduate students awarded Pell grants 23% $3,802
Federal, State or Institutional aid awarded for Full-time, first-time undergraduates 74% $3,837
Federal Grant awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 27% $3,921
Institutional Grant awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 54% $2,339
Students Loans awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 58% $6,209
Federal Students Loans awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 55% $5,226
Average aid awarded as grant or scholarship $ 11,286
Military Aid
Number of students receiving (DOD) tuition assistance: 5
Total tuition assistance awarded (DOD): $8,773
Average tuition assistance awarded (DOD): $1,755
Post-9/11 GI Bill Award Number of Students Amount per year
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits 18 $5,471
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduate students 18 $5,471

Data Source: http://dickinsonstate.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

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