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Dakota State University, a public university founded in 1881, enrolls more than 3,000 students. Governed by the South Dakota Board of Regents, Dakota State University offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate (including doctoral) degree programs through three colleges.

Dakota State University’s degree offerings include a dozen online bachelor’s degrees, in areas such as accounting, cyber operations, and marketing, as well as six online associate degrees covering areas such as business management and software development.

Students may pursue seven online master’s degrees, including health informatics, analytics, and educational technology, as well as two online doctorates in cyber security, and information systems.

Dakota State University also offers several online undergraduate and graduate certificate options.

Dakota State University specializes in computer management, computer information systems, and other related undergraduate and graduate programs.

Online students have access to library resources and a bookstore. The same professors teach the on-campus and online courses. The university also offers the online courses at the same time as the on-campus classes, which allows for student collaboration.

Dakota State University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).

Dakota State University Recognized as an Online College Leader

TBS has recognized Dakota State University as a leader of online education in the area computers & technology for having several ranking online programs, offered by their Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences.

Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences

The Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences, one of four colleges at Dakota State University, offers a variety of undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degree programs in fields such as computer science, game design, network administration, and cyber operations. Students in the college benefit from online and accelerated program options, scholarship opportunities, professional experience opportunities, and access to the Center of Excellence in Computer Information Systems.

The Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences offers online degree programs featured in the following rankings:

Dakota State University Featured in TBS Rankings

Accreditation Regional (HLC)
Public/Private Public Nonprofit
Region Plains
Acceptance Rate 81%
Retention Rate 67%
Graduation Rate 43.9%
Requires ACT or SAT SAT or ACT
Cost Per Credit
(In-State/Out-of-State)
Undergrad: $333/$458
Grad: $442/$442

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