Dickinson State University

291 Campus Drive, Dickinson, ND 58601-4896

About Dickinson State University

Dickinson State University is classified as a baccalaureate college with a diverse set of academic offerings. At least 10 percent of all undergraduate degrees awarded are bachelor’s degrees. This mid-sized four-year institution has an estimated annual full-time enrollment of 1,000 to 2,999 degree-seeking students. At least 50% of undergrads are enrolled full time, and between 25% and 49% of students reside on campus. This institution awards 60-79% percent of its bachelor’s degrees within professional fields. No graduate degrees are awarded in fields available to undergraduate majors. According to data for fall enrollment, 60-79% of undergraduates are enrolled as full-time students. This institution has a high transfer rate, with at least 20% of its undergrad students entering as transfers. Enrollment data shows that only undergraduates are enrolled at this four-year bachelor’s degree granting institution.

School Information

General Information

Student Body SizeUndergraduate2,767
Student Age% Under 2573%
 % 25 and Over27%
 % Age Unknown0%
Attendance Type% Full-time65%
 % Part-time35%
Race/Ethnicity% White64.9%
 % Black1.5%
 % Asian0.7%
 % Latino2.0%
 % Native American2.1%
 % Race Unknown14.3%
 % International student14%
Student ServicesCareer CounselingYes
 Student Employment ServicesYes
 Graduate Placement ServicesYes
 Study AbroadYes
 Day CareNO
Religious AffiliationNO
Campus setting
Intitution typePublic
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Academic Information

Art-Related Areas of StudyArts Management
Art Degrees OfferedBachelors Degree
Distance Learning AvailableYes
Calendar SystemSemester

Admissions Information

Open AdmissionNo
 % Admitted97%
 % Admitted Who Enrolled55%
Application RequirementsHigh School GPA
 High School TranscriptRequired
 High School RankingRequired
 College Prep CoursesNeither required nor recommended
 Letter of RecommendationNeither required nor recommended
 Demonstration of CompetenciesNeither required nor recommended
 Admissions ExaminationRecommended
 Test of English as a Foreign Language (International Students)Required
Standardized Tests% of Applicants Submitting SAT2%
 % of Applicants Submitting ACT34%
Admitted Student SAT Scores 25th Percentile75th Percentile
 SAT Critical Reading / 800540 / 800
 SAT Writing390 / 800520 / 800
 SAT Math410 / 800550 / 800
Admitted Student ACT Scores 25th Percentile75th Percentile
 ACT Composite19 / 3624 / 36
 ACT English17 / 3623
 ACT Writing6 / 128 / 12
 ACT Math17 / 3624 / 36

Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition & FeesUndergraduate Application Fee$35
 In-State Tuition & Fees$5,393
 Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$12,585
Financial Aid% Undergraduates with Financial Aid76%
 % Undergraduates with Loans50%
 % Undergraduates with Grants63%
 Average Undergraduate Financial Aid Award$ 0
Other CostsBooks and Supplies (Estimated)$1,000
 Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$4,718
 Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$2,626
 On-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$3,300
 Off-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$3,300
 Living with Family, Living Expenses (Estimated)$3,300

Neighborhood Data for the Dickinson Area

Median Age37.8
Median Household Income$54,541
Total Population17,550
Age/Gender % Men % Women
 Total48.7% 51.3%
 Age 0-947.9%52.1%
 Age 10-1752.5%47.5%
 Age 18-2451.1%48.9%
 Age 25-2952.9%47.1%
 Age 30-3951.4%48.6%
Race/Ethnicity% White95.5%
 % Black0.6%
 % Asian1.3%
 % Latino1.9%
 % Native American0.7%
 % Pacific Islander0.2%
 % Indian (South Asia)0.1%


On Campus Housing ProvidedYes
Meal Plan ProvidedYes, number of meals in the maximum meal plan offered
Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$4,718
Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$2,626
Median Rent (Rental Units of Any Size)$534
Rental Price Distribution StudioOne BedroomTwo Bedroom
 Under $50016.5%59.1%23.1%
 $500 to $74929.7%24.0%0.0%
 $750 to $99911.0%1.3%20.1%
 Over $100042.9%15.7%6.0%
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