Dakota State University’s 2016 fall semester enrollment numbers have set an all-time record of 3,190 students.
Three construction projects, including the first new building in 30 years, are underway on the Madison campus.
There are a ton of reasons you should choose DSU over any other school in South Dakota—technically, we're better.
You're looking for a four-year college but it's about more than that—it's about finding somewhere you belong.
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 Institutional 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.
Dakota State University’s 2016 Homecoming Celebration is this weekend, Saturday, September 24th.
DSU announces that Dr. Justin Blessinger, a professor in DSU’s College of Arts and Sciences, has been awarded a $10,000 grant through the South Dakota Community Foundation as part of the Bush Foundation’s Community Innovation Grants program.
Dakota State University President Dr. José-Marie Griffiths and her husband, Donald W. King, are likely the only university “first couple” honored weeks apart this summer with honorary degrees from their respective alma maters, University College London (UCL), London, England and the University of Wyoming (UW), Laramie, WY.