FINANCIAL AID RATE100%
STUDENT TEACHER RATIO12:1
DEGREE OFFERED ONLINE58
FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.$14,334
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The communications program at Dakota Wesleyan University prepares the student to enter the fields of advertising, marketing, organizational communication, public relations, publishing, human resources, law, criminal justice, politics, public administration, and more. The program focuses on the scientific, humanistic, and critical study of human communication in a variety of formats, media, and contexts. Program courses include: intercultural communication, speaking and listening, verbal and nonverbal interaction, rhetorical theory and criticism, argumentation and persuasion, technologically mediated communication, and popular culture. Get more details below including other South Dakota colleges that offer communications degrees.
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Dakota Wesleyan University
Also known as Dakota State
820 N Washington Ave, Madison, SD
Dakota Wesleyan University is a nonprofit private college that has a large selection of majors and degree programs available for students to choose from. The school is located in Mitchell, SD, in a predominantly rural area. The United Methodist affiliation of this school is an important part of the history, education and curriculum that defines the school. The school's small size in terms of enrollment, about 770 students, allows students to have a more hands on education due to the number of students per class and easier access to professors and faculty.
Areas of study offered at Dakota Wesleyan University include:
- Health And Clinical Professions
- Business And Marketing Studies
- Biological And Biomedical Sciences
To be considered for admissions, applicants may be required to complete an application, write a personal statement, and submit school transcripts, which are then studied by admissions officials. Most students accepted to Dakota Wesleyan University achieve an SAT score within the range of 710 - 1160, or an ACT score within the range of 17 - 25. 76% of those who apply are admitted to this school, of which 42 percent choose to attend. More information on admissions can be found at dwu.edu.
Tuition is approximately $23,000 for the year, though it may change based on different types of circumstances. Students should visit the school's net price calculator to get a more personalized estimate of costs. The price of on-campus housing is about $3,100 for the year. Students enrolled at Dakota Wesleyan University may qualify for aid which is usually scholarships, grants, and loans.
The Dakota Wesleyan University "Tigers" have a number of intercollegiate athletic programs through participation in the NAIA. Available athletic programs offered may include:
- Baseball (NAIA Division II)
- Basketball (NAIA Division II)
- Football (NAIA Division II)
- Golf (NAIA Division II)
Contact information, academics information, areas of study, and more can be viewed on school's website at http://www.dwu.edu.
Students Enrolled in the Communications Program
Get more details below regarding enrollment, academics, and school demographics. Dakota Wesleyan University offers a bachelor's degree program in communications.
Students by Gender (2019)
Students by Race (2019)
Source: IPEDS Survey 2012-2020: Data obtained from the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Data may vary depending on school and academic year.
Career Options for GraduatesStudents who have completed the Communications program at Dakota Wesleyan University, have entered into some of these more popular career paths listed below:
Communications Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in communications, such as organizational communications, public relations, radio/television broadcasting, and journalism. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Radio and Television Announcers
Speak or read from scripted materials, such as news reports or commercial messages, on radio or television. May announce artist or title of performance, identify station, or interview guests.
Public Address System and Other Announcers
Make announcements over public address system at sporting or other public events. May act as master of ceremonies or disc jockey at weddings, parties, clubs, or other gathering places.
Career Outlook & Projections ()
According to the BLS, public address system and other announcers employment is expected to grow at a rate of 2.9% from 2014 to 2024
Public Relations Specialists
Engage in promoting or creating an intended public image for individuals, groups, or organizations. May write or select material for release to various communications media.
Career Outlook & Projections ()
According to the BLS, public relations specialists employment is expected to grow at a rate of 6.2% from 2014 to 2024
Source: Job descriptions, estimated salary and wages, and projected job growth are taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).
Admission Requirements & Details
The admission details below may give you an idea of the candidates Dakota State accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, as well as any college credits that may be transferred.
College Credits Accepted
- Dual Credits
- Life Experience Credits
- AP Course Credits
Academics & Student Services
Student ServicesTo support students and graduates, Dakota Wesleyan University may offer services including:
- Online course work available
- Remedial instructional courses
- Career path counseling
- Employing students to lower education costs
Dakota State is a Member of National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), with many of the sports belonging to the NAIA Division II classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:
- Baseball (Great Plains Athletic Conference)
- Basketball (Great Plains Athletic Conference)
- Track and Field (Great Plains Athletic Conference)
- Football (Great Plains Athletic Conference)