Student Success Measures

Dakota State University has instituted a 40-60-80-100 goal as part of it’s strategic planning initiatives, with a goal to increase 4-year graduation rates to 40%, 6-year graduation rates to 60%, freshmen retention rates to 80%, and a 100% graduate placement rate. The Office of Institutional Research tracks persistence, retention, graduation, and degrees awarded on an annual basis as we measure progress toward the university’s 40-60-80-100 goals.