Evan Perez visits Madison, South Dakota where teenagers are learning hacking skills from none other than the National Security Agency.
Life is good at DSU. This is where you can stand out while being part of something bigger.
You're looking for a four-year college but it's about more than that—it's about finding somewhere you belong.
There are a ton of reasons you should choose DSU over any other school in the region—technically, we're better.
What you find at DSU might surprise you. We offer an update on the traditional college experience that’s both rigorous and fun, with a technological twist that will prep you for a successful career in any field.
We know you have a lot of schools to choose from. And we’re confident that with our unique blend of academic prestige and cutting-edge technology, we can blow them out of the water. When we say “Technically, we’re better”, we really do mean it—from in-classroom technologies to some of the finest academic experts in the state. Be part of something great—schedule your campus visit today.
"DSU was a traditional school with online programs, which was attractive. I liked the first few classes I tried and I was interested in progressing into the doctoral program - there was room to grow. "Timothy James '13
Job Title: Partner Technology Manager at Google
Major: Master of Science in Information Systems
"The MBA in General Management provided me with the knowledge and experiences needed to succeed as a manager. The program enhanced my leadership and problem solving skills with in-class discussions, hands-on exercises, and real life examples."Kristy Ullom '12
Job Title: Assistant Director of Instutional Effectiveness & Assessment
Major: Master of Business Administration
"My favorite part about DSU is how close you are with people. Since it’s a small school, I have gotten to know so many people. I also like the class sizes, they are large enough so you feel like you’re at a big university, but small enough so that the teachers still know you and can help you!"Rachel Hughes
Hometown: Sioux Falls, S.D.
Major: Mathematics Education
"My education at Dakota State University prepared me for my career in many ways. One of my fondest memories of DSU was the personal/professional relationships I developed with my professors. DSU was unique because each student was known by name and not just a number. My education was personalized and I had the awesome opportunity to learn from some of the best educators in the region. DSU was the perfect combination of a small school atmosphere with big school opportunities."Steven Rokusek '97
Job Title: Education Specialist/Outreach Coordinator at South Dakota Public Broadcasting
Major: Bachelor of Science in Biology Education
"The main things I learned at DSU were time management and prioritizing. A high level of each was required in the positions I've held since graduating. My professors made sure to instill the importance of prioritization, meeting deadlines and taking the extra responsibility to achieve the grades I know I deserved."Rebecca Bessman '07
Job Title: Software and Support Training at Zuercher Technologies, LLC
Major: Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing
Our in-classroom technologies and academic experts will prepare you for a successful career in any field.
95% of 2014 DSU undergrads found jobs, even in the current economy—businesses seek out our grads.
Most people aren’t aware of the breadth of academic programs we offer—nor their level of excellence. Find your major here.
Accreditation of the Business Programs at Dakota State University Reaffirmed by ACBSP
Technology is changing the way we teach future educators, including integration into curriculum and students receiving their education degree online.
Over 150 of the world’s top physicists will be in the Lead/Deadwood area from June 15 to July 17, 2015 as part of the fifth year of The Center for Theoretical Underground Physics and Related Areas (CETUP*).
Dr. Kurt Edward Kemper, professor of history at Dakota State University, was a contributing author to A Companion to American Sport History, which was named as the Most Outstanding Anthology at the 2015 meeting of the North American Society for Sport History (NASSH).
"Back to the Eighties" is this year's Trojan Days theme. Enter your best blast from the past float, car, band or whatever you can think up!