DSU is rising,
and the sky’s the limit.

Dakota State University, located in Madison, S.D., puts a technological twist on the traditional college experience.

Our historic legacy of education and liberal arts are merged with innovative facilities and technology-infused programs to prepare students for successful careers in network and system administration, cyber operations, health information administration, digital arts and design, business administration, respiratory care, math and sciences, elementary and special education.

See for yourself how DSU is RISING. 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 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 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 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 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 Rebecca Bessman '07
Job Title: Software and Support Training at Zuercher Technologies, LLC
Major: Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing

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95% of 2014 DSU undergrads found jobs, even in the current economy—businesses seek out our grads.

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