Dickinson State University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$7,470
15.4% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$14,971
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
2.86%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
72%
729 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
1,473
66.9% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
45.3%
67 Graduates

About

Dickinson State University is a higher education institution located in Stark County, ND. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Dickinson State University were General Business Administration & Management (35 degrees awarded), Elementary Education & Teaching (21 degrees), and Accounting (17 degrees).

In 2022, 340 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Dickinson State University. 60% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 40% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (282 degrees), 21.7 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (13 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Dickinson State University is $7,470, which is $−20,860 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Dickinson State University is $7,470, which is $−20,860 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $14,971.

In 2022, 78% of undergraduate students attending Dickinson State University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 41% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$7,470
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Dickinson State University was $7,470. The cost of tuition at Dickinson State University is $−20,860 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

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Average Net Price

$14,971
2022 Value
4.08%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Dickinson State University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $14,971. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Dickinson State University grew by 4.08%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,500
Room and Board
$1,200
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Dickinson State University was of $7,500 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 0.187% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

78%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
41%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

78% of undergraduate students at Dickinson State University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 11.4% with respect to 2021, when 70% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
2.86%
2019 Default Rate
9
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Dickinson State University was 2.86%, which represents 9 out of the 315 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Dickinson State University received 729 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 58.8% annual growth. Out of those 729 applicants, 525 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 72% acceptance rate.

There were 1,473 students enrolled at Dickinson State University in 2022. 4% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Dickinson State University has an overall enrollment yield of 46.1%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

72%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
525
Accepted Out of 729

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Dickinson State University was 72% (525 admissions from 729 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 99.3%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 58.8%, while admissions grew by 15.1%..

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SAT Scores

4%
Submission Percentage (2022)
9
Scores Submitted (2022)

4% of enrolled first-time students at Dickinson State University in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Dickinson State University had a total enrollment of 1,473 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Dickinson State University is 985 students and the part-time enrollment is 488. This means that 66.9% of students enrolled at Dickinson State University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Dickinson State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 74.6% White, 6.65% Hispanic or Latino, 4.68% Two or More Races, 2.92% Black or African American, 1.36% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.883% Asian, and 0.204% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Dickinson State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (42.7%), followed by White Male (35.1%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (3.7%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (30.8%), followed by White Male (23.1%) and American Indian or Alaska Native Female (15.4%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

66.9%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Dickinson State University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,473 students. The full-time enrollment at Dickinson State University is 985 and the part-time enrollment is 488. This means that 66.9% of students enrolled at Dickinson State University are enrolled full-time compared with 79.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

57%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Dickinson State University was 57%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (72%), Dickinson State University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    1,099 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    98 enrolled students
  3. Two or More Races
    69 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Dickinson State University is 74.6% White, 6.65% Hispanic or Latino, 4.68% Two or More Races, 2.92% Black or African American, 1.36% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.883% Asian, and 0.204% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Baccalaureate Colleges is 54.3% White, 13.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.1% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 85 students (5.77%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 68 more women than men received degrees from Dickinson State University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Dickinson State University is white (282 degrees awarded). There were 21.7 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (13 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Dickinson State University is General Business Administration & Management (35 degrees awarded), followed by Elementary Education & Teaching (21 degrees) and Accounting (17 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Dickinson State University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (18 degrees awarded), Education (68 degrees), and Business (113 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Dickinson State University are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,788,030 people), Accountants & auditors (1,062,010 people), Other managers (818,804 people), Secondary school teachers (572,970 people), and Financial managers (519,615 people).

The most specialized majors at Dickinson State University in 2022 are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (18 degrees awarded), Education (68 degrees), Business (113 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (15 degrees), and History (3 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Dickinson State University are Diagnostic medical sonographers, Surgeons, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Physicians, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at Dickinson State University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (18 degrees awarded), Education (68 degrees), Business (113 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (15 degrees), and History (3 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Dickinson State University are Elementary & secondary schools (3,322,846 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (634,645 people), Computer Systems Design (585,718 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (538,305 people), and Banking & related activities (521,277 people).

The most specialized majors at Dickinson State University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (18 degrees awarded), Education (68 degrees), Business (113 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (15 degrees), and History (3 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Dickinson State University.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 35 degrees awarded
  2. 21 degrees awarded
  3. 17 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Dickinson State University was General Business Administration & Management with 35 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

136
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
204
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 136 degrees were awarded to men at Dickinson State University, which is 0.667 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (204).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 20 degrees were awarded to men at Dickinson State University in Secondary Education & Teaching, which is 2.5 times more than the 8 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 28 degrees were awarded to men at Dickinson State University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.87 times more than the 15 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

16%
100% Completion Time
36%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 16% of students graduating from Dickinson State University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 36% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 38% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
White Male
Highest Graduation Rate (53.2%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Dickinson State University is Male and White (53.2% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 1.49% of graduates (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    282 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    13 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    11 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Dickinson State University is white (282 degrees awarded). There were 21.7 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (13 degrees).

0.588% of degree recipients (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    177 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    105 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Male
    9 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Dickinson State University is white female (177 degrees awarded). There were 1.69 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (105 degrees).

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Operations

Dickinson State University has an endowment valued at nearly $16.3M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of 156k (0.953%) compared to the 0.58% average return (286k on 49.3M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2022, Dickinson State University had a total salary expenditure of 27.4M. Dickinson State University employs 33 Assistant professors, 14 Associate professors and 9 Professors. Most academics at Dickinson State University are Female Assistant professor (17), Male Assistant professor (16), and Male Associate professor (8).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Dickinson State University are: Management, with 19 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 17 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 15 employees.

Endowment

$16.3M
2022 Endowment
71.1%
growth from 2021

Dickinson State University has an endowment valued at about $16.3M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Dickinson State University grew 71.1% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $32.9M lower than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$10.9M
2022 Salaries
2.06%
decline from 2021

In 2022, Dickinson State University paid a median of $10.9M in salaries, which represents 39.7% of their overall expenditure ($27.4M) and a 2.06% decline from the previous year.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.7M (37.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$4.14M
Instructional Salaries
62
Number of Employees

In 2022, Dickinson State University paid a total of $4.14M to 62 employees working as instructors, which represents 38.1% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.04M (32.1%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
33 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
19 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Dickinson State University were Assistant professor with 33 employees, Associate professor with 14 employees, and Professor with 9 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Dickinson State University were Management with 19 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 17 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 15 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female Assistant professor
  2. Male Assistant professor
  3. Male Associate professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Dickinson State University was Female Assistant professor with 17 employees, Male Assistant professor with 16 employees, and Male Associate professor with 8 employees.

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