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Preparation + opportunity = success

That's the DSU equation. We're a four-year university with nationally recognized programs, cutting-edge facilities, and the brightest thinkers. But we're also a tight-knit, inclusive community. Small class sizes mean hands-on training and individualized attention. All this with an affordable, public school price that's among the best values in the region.

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Dakota State University

Rising
Together

Dakota State Commencement Ceremony for Fall 2022 graduates is scheduled for Saturday, December 10, 2022. The commencement ceremonies will be held at the Dakota State Fieldhouse.

Commencement Schedule

A future
you can
afford

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Helping
Our
Heros

Heroes and she-roes are terms often used when speaking of veterans, but even heroes/she-roes can use helpful advice, especially from someone who understands their experiences.

Trojan Spotlight - Austin Slaughter

You
Did it!

Thank you! We hit our $250,000 goal! With your efforts, we continue to unite and #RISEUP in support of student scholarships.

There's still time to give!

Right On
the Edge

DSU is on the cutting-edge of edge learning

Trojan Spotlight

Experience
Life as a
Trojan

Invest in yourself to rise to the top!

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$90M
Cyber-Research
Initiative

On Jan. 26, Dakota State University announced a $90 million initiative to grow the cyber-research industry in South Dakota.

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At Dakota State University, we are rising. Our students are driven by a singular focus — be forward-thinking. As a community, we strive to define the future for ourselves and the world. We don't just stand by. We create, we innovate, we push ourselves to action.

COVID 19 Update

Points of Pride

99% placement rate for our latest graduating class
80+ Degrees and Programs
36+ student clubs
76% students receiving financial aid

Let Your Passion Lead

View All Majors & Degrees

Academics at DSU fuse active learning, expert teaching, and innovative technology into rich experiences that will prepare you for the future. Explore all DSU has to offer.

Majors & Degrees

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  • Beadle Hall

    College of Arts & Sciences

    Immerse yourself in research or explore your imagination. Whether you're interested in arts or biology, the The College of Arts and Sciences provides you with the foundation for success in any field. Your passions are our specialties.

  • East Hall

    College of Business & Information Systems

    Become the leader you know you can be in the Dakota State College of BIS. Challenge yourself to oversee the intricate details of the business world and instill a sense of curiosity as you immerse yourself in hands-on projects and experiences. Discover how you can inspire the world.

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    The Beacom College of Computer & Cyber Sciences

    The cyber world is one full of data breaches, malware, hackers, and more. The Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences offers elite training in programming, cybersecurity, and networking. Our programs are nationally recognized and ranked in cybersecurity education and research. Think critically. Be innovative. Find the next big thing.

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    College of Education

    Enhance the learning opportunities of tomorrow. Inspire a student to achieve their fullest potential. In the College of Education, you’ll be transformed into a devoted educator, with expertise in education fundamentals, pedagogy, and technology. Turn your love of teaching into more than just a career.

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