DWU Facts

DWU Facts

  • Student population: 949
  • Student to faculty ratio is 12:1
  • More than 40 majors and minors; four pre-professional programs
  • Two graduate programs
  • 2018-19 tuition: $26,700
  • 2018-19 room and board: $6,950
  • Service and Activity Fees: $340
  • Full-time on-campus students receiving aid: 100%
  • Average aid package (not including loans): $16,508
  • About 85% of students conduct independent research, intern or present at professional conferences.
  • More than 80% of students engage in applied learning experiences (i.e. internships, clinical experience, mission work, etc.)
  • 100% of our nursing graduates succeed in finding employment in their profession
  • 90% placement into medical and other healthcare-related programs
  • 100% placement of athletic training graduates
  • Clubs and organization: 30
  • Intercollegiate teams: 15
  • Member: NAIA Great Plains Athletic Conference
  • Nickname: Tigers
  • Colors: blue and white

DWU Distinctions

  • Recognized by U.S. News & World Report as a Best Regional College and a Best Value College in the Midwest
  • Awarded a perfect score for NAIA Champions of Character
  • No. 2 Top Consensus Ranked School in South Dakota (2018)
  • The Best Master’s Degrees – Most Affordable – Online Master’s in Education (2018)
  • 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

2018-19 DWU Fact Sheet

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