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How does a person find out about quality at a university?

  • One way is to measure overall quality in graduate placement rates, as well as other survey data.
  • A recent data has shown that more than 90% of recent DSU graduates secured employment following graduation. Of those, about 85% chose to remain in South Dakota.
  • DSU also conducted a survey of employers that hired DSU graduates. Employers rated DSU graduates, on average, as good to very good in all areas of expertise, including overall satisfaction, ability to learn on the job, knowledge of necessary academic areas, problem-solving, interpersonal skills, appreciation of cultural and ethnic differences, verbal and written communication, and computer knowledge.
  • In another survey, DSU students were significantly more satisfied than students at other four-year public universities in eleven out of twelve areas surveyed. Academic advising was rated about average. DSU excels at instruction, student centeredness, registration, recruitment and financial aid, safety and security, campus climate, concern for the individual, service, campus life, and responsiveness to diverse populations.

Last Updated: 4/17/12