Dickinson State University

NAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics)


Baccalaureate Colleges--General: These institutions are primarily undergraduate colleges with major emphasis on baccalaureate programs. They award less than half of their baccalaureate degrees in liberal arts fields.

Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education
Study abroad
Teacher certification: Students can complete their preparation in certain areas of specialization
Teacher certification: Approved by the state for initial certifcation or licensure of teachers

291 Campus Drive, Dickinson, ND, 58601-4896

(701) 483-2507 





Dickinson State University is a regional four-year institution within the North Dakota University System, whose primary role is to contribute to intellectual, social, economic, and cultural development, especially to Southwestern North Dakota. The University’s mission is to provide high-quality, accessible programs; to promote excellence in teaching and learning; to support scholarly and creative activities; and to provide service relevant to the economy, health, and quality of life for the citizens of the State of North Dakota.

Public, 4-year or above 


Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers

Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits

Academic Year Prices - 2013 (full-time, first-time undergraduate students)

Tuition & Fees 2013-14 2012-13 2011-12
In District $5,846 $5,718 $5,608
In State $5,846 $5,718 $5,608
Out of State $8,198 $7,980 $12,978
Books and Supplies $1,100 $1,100 $1,000
On Campus      
Room and Board $5,582 $5,347 $4,950
Other Expenses $3,516 $3,400 $3,400
Off Campus      
Room and Board $5,582 $5,347 $4,950
Other Expenses $3,516 $3,400 $3,400
Off Campus With Family      
Other Expenses - $3,400 $3,400

Financial Aid 2011-2012

Type of Aid Percent Receiving Aid Average Amount Received
Federal Grants
30.0% $4,100
State/Local Grant
22.0% $1,476
Institutional Grants
54.0% $2,320
Loans 45.0% $6,005
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The above information was obtained via the publicly-available Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), operated by the U.S. Department of Education, which compiles self-reported information provided by colleges and universities, for the purpose of making such information openly available to students and parents.


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