South Dakota State University

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#86 Overall Score: 62 Best Online Nursing Programs

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Graduate Nursing Program Overview

South Dakota State University is a public institution where all of the graduate-level, online nursing classes are recorded and archived, so that students can access lecture material at their own convenience. One hundred percent of students are already employed when they first enroll. The admissions deadline for these programs is March 15.

Quick Stats

Academic year founded 2001-2002
Total enrollment 64
2013-2014 Tuition (per credit) $210 (in-state)
$445 (out-of-state)
Application deadline March 15
Admissions URL
Admissions e-mail N/A

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U.S. News Rankings

Faculty Credentials and Training rank 89
Faculty Credentials and Training score 73
Student Services and Technology rank 111
Student Services and Technology score 30
Student Engagement rank 57
Student Engagement score 64
Admissions Selectivity rank 95
Admissions Selectivity score 31


Application deadline (U.S. residents) March 15
Application deadline (international students) March 15
Admissions website
Director of admissions Lynnette Stamler
Admissions phone (605) 688-4114
Admissions email N/A

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School awards Doctorate of Nursing Practice Yes
Instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 20 full-time
Tenured or tenure-track faculty 12
Average experience teaching online courses N/A
Can earn degree entirely online No
Students enroll as online students Yes, but can apply to switch course enrollment to campus-based
Classes include campus-based students Yes
One-year retention rates
One-year retention rates
Graduation rates
Graduation rates
Within 3 years (2012-2013) 20%
Within 3 years (2011-2012) N/A

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Student Body

Enrollment 64
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution

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Technology & Support

Instructor response expected within (hours) 24
24/7 live tech support No
Alumni/alumnae relations N/A

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Paying for School

Part-time tuition (per credit, in-state) $210
Part-time tuition (per credit, out-of-state) $445
Full-time tuition (per credit, in-state) $210
Full-time tuition (per credit, out-of-state) $445

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