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Information Technology at Dakota State University

If you plan to study information technology, take a look at what Dakota State University has to offer and decide if the program is a good match for you. Get started with the following essential facts.

Dakota State is located in Madison, South Dakota and has a total student population of 3,268. Of the 307 students who graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Dakota State University in 2019, 76 of them were information technology majors.

Want to know more about the career opportunities in this field? Check out the Careers in Information Technology section at the bottom of this page.

Dakota State Information Technology Degrees Available

  • Basic Certificate in IT (Less Than 1 Year)
  • Associate’s Degree in IT
  • Bachelor’s Degree in IT
  • Master’s Degree in IT
  • Doctorate Degree in IT

Online Classes Are Available at Dakota State

If you are a working student or have a busy schedule, you may want to consider taking online classes. While these classes used to be mostly populated by returning adults, more and more traditional students are turning to this option.

For those who are interested in distance learning, Dakota State does offer online courses in IT for the following degree levels:

  • Associate’s Degree
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Master’s Degree

Dakota State Information Technology Rankings

The following rankings from College Factual show how the IT progam at Dakota State compares to programs at other colleges and universities.

Note: Rankings don't always give a complete picture of a school's strengths and weaknesses, so it's a good idea to extend your research and also look at other factors when trying to decide if the school is right for you.

Bachelor’s Degree Overall Quality & Other Notable Rankings

The IT major at Dakota State is not ranked on College Factual’s Best Colleges and Universities for Information Technology. This could be for a number of reasons, such as not having enough data on the major or school to make an accurate assessment of its quality.

Ranking Type Rank
Best Value Information Technology Master’s Degree Schools 7
Most Popular Online Information Technology Bachelor’s Degree Schools 13
Best Information Technology Bachelor’s Degree Schools 17
Most Focused Information Technology Master’s Degree Schools 18
Most Popular Information Technology Bachelor’s Degree Schools 21
Best Value Information Technology Associate’s Degree Schools 33
Best Value Information Technology Schools 43
Best Information Technology Schools 51
Most Focused Information Technology Basic Certificate Schools 182

In 2019, 12 students received their master’s degree in IT from Dakota State. This makes it the #93 most popular school for IT master’s degree candidates in the country.

There were 7 students who received their doctoral degrees in IT, making the school the #3 most popular school in the United States for this category of students.

How Much Do IT Graduates from Dakota State Make?

The median salary of IT students who receive their bachelor's degree at Dakota State is $49,100. This is 7% higher than $46,100, which is the national average for all IT bachelor's degree recipients.

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IT Student Demographics at Dakota State

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the IT majors at Dakota State University.

Dakota State Information Technology Associate’s Program

10% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
For the most recent academic year available, 100% of IT associate's degrees went to men and 0% went to women.

Dakota State Gender Breakdown of Information Technology Associate's Degree Grads

The majority of those who receive an associate's degree in IT at Dakota State are white. Around 80% fell into this category, which is below average for this degree.

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from Dakota State University with a associate's in IT.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Information Technology Majors at Dakota State University
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 0
Black or African American 1
Hispanic or Latino 0
White 8
International Students 1
Other Races/Ethnicities 0

Dakota State Information Technology Bachelor’s Program

5% Women
9% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 76 students who earned a bachelor's degree in Information Technology from Dakota State in 2018-2019, 95% were men and 5% were women.

Dakota State Gender Breakdown of Information Technology Bachelor's Degree Grads

About 89% of those who receive a bachelor's degree in IT at Dakota State are white. This is above average for this degree on the nationwide level.

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from Dakota State University with a bachelor's in IT.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Information Technology Majors at Dakota State University
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 1
Black or African American 3
Hispanic or Latino 0
White 68
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 4

Dakota State Information Technology Master’s Program

25% Women
8% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
During the 2018-2019 academic year, 12 IT majors earned their master's degree from Dakota State. Of these graduates, 75% were men and 25% were women.

Dakota State Gender Breakdown of Information Technology Master's Degree Grads

Of the students who received a IT master's degree from Dakota State, 75% were white. This is above average for this degree on the natiowide level.

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from Dakota State University with a master's in IT.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Information Technology Majors at Dakota State University
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 0
Black or African American 0
Hispanic or Latino 0
White 9
International Students 2
Other Races/Ethnicities 1

Dakota State also has a doctoral program available in IT. In 2019, 7 students graduated with a doctor's degree in this field.

Careers That IT Grads May Go Into

A degree in IT can lead to the following careers. Since job numbers and average salaries can vary by geographic location, we have only included the numbers for SD, the home state for Dakota State University.

Occupation Jobs in SD Average Salary in SD
Network and Computer Systems Administrators 1,770 $62,420
Computer User Support Specialists 1,200 $38,860
Computer Network Support Specialists 750 $48,080
Computer Network Architects 410 $100,330
Web Developers 380 $54,410

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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