Dakota Wesleyan 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
Graduate 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

1200 W University Ave, Mitchell, SD, 57301-4398

(605) 995-2600 





Dakota Wesleyan University aspires to excellence in the liberal arts and professional programs, preparing students for meaningful careers and lifelong intellectual adventure. The University affirms its relationship with the United Methodist Church and fosters diversity in an inclusive atmosphere. DWU encourages the dialogue between mind and soul, simultaneously building relationships, developing whole persons, and promoting service to God and humanity.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above 


Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for students' children

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

Academic Year Prices - 2012 (full-time, first-time undergraduate students)

Tuition & Fees 2012-13 2011-12 2010-11
In District $21,750 $20,810 $19,850
In State $21,750 $20,810 $19,850
Out of State $21,750 $20,810 $19,850
Books and Supplies $900 $1,200 $1,200
On Campus      
Room and Board $6,400 $6,300 $6,130
Other Expenses $2,800 $2,700 $2,700
Off Campus      
Room and Board $7,200 - -
Other Expenses $2,800 - -
Off Campus With Family      
Other Expenses $2,800 - -

Financial Aid 2011-2012

Type of Aid Percent Receiving Aid Average Amount Received
Federal Grants
48.0% $4,667
State/Local Grant
11.0% $1,000
Institutional Grants
100.0% $11,225
Loans 85.0% $7,869
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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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