DWU Facts

DWU Facts

  • Student population: 873
  • Student to faculty ratio is 12:1
  • 2018-19 tuition: $27,700
  • 2018-19 room and board: $7,300
  • Service and Activity Fees: $450
  • Full-time on-campus students receiving aid: 100%
  • Average aid package (not including loans): $16,487
  • 85% of students have engaged in an applied learning experience (i.e. independent research, internships, clinical experience, faculty-guided research, mission work).
  • 100% of our nursing graduates succeed in finding employment in their profession
  • 90% placement into medical and other healthcare-related programs
  • Clubs and organization: 30
  • Intercollegiate teams: 15
  • Member: NAIA Great Plains Athletic Conference
  • Nickname: Tigers
  • Colors: blue and white

DWU Distinctions

  • U.S. News & World Report – Best Regional College, Best Value School, and Best Undergraduate Teaching in the Midwest
  • College Raptor – Hidden Gems in the Midwest
  • NAIA Champions of Character Five-Star Institution – Silver
  • Online Masters – Best Online Master’s in Education Administration Programs
  • Military Friendly School – Bronze
  • Four colleges
    • College of Arts and Humanities
    • Donna Starr Christen College of Healthcare, Fitness and Sciences
    • College of Public Service and Leadership
    • College of Adult and Professional Studies
  • Every student organization and sport commits to at least one community service project
  • Wireless campus
  • 24-hour Mac lab
  • DNA sequencer in the biochemistry department
  • McGovern Library and Legacy Museum
  • Five residence halls: traditional, pods and apartments
  • Education department connected to L.B. Williams Elementary School
  • Dakota Discovery Museum
  • Corrigan Health Sciences Center, offering the latest in research facilities and simulator labs, opened 2013
  • DWU/Avera Sports and Wellness Complex opened 2016

2019-20 DWU Fact Sheet

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