Rendering of the proposed new Blankley Field at Dakota State University..

Legacy Lives On

New athletics complex named after DSU Coach George Blankley. The Trojans Unite campaign will focus on several areas, one of those key areas being athletic facilities.

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About DSU

Uniting on an upward pace

In 1881, Dakota State University was founded as a school for teacher education, in the Dakota Territory. Though we have since shifted our primary focus of education to the cyber world, Dakota State remains one of the few universities in the nation, who provides students with the technology needed to excel in any career.

Dakota State University is located in the ancestral territory of the Oceti Sakowin, an alliance made up of the Isanti, Ihanktunwan, and Titunwan. Today, these peoples are represented by the nine federally recognized tribes of South Dakota: The Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, Crow Creek Sioux Tribe, Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe, Lower Brule Sioux Tribe, Oglala Sioux Tribe, Rosebud Sioux Tribe, Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate, Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, and the Yankton Sioux Tribe.

As a united front, our Trojans remain on an upward trajectory into the future. We’re growing at a fast pace, expanding our campus, and immersing ourselves in the most advanced and innovative technologies. We want you to rise with us.

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Research and economic development

Research at Dakota State is rising. Over the last several years, DSU researchers have expanded their initiatives from peer-reviewed publications and high-profile conference presentations, to include new infrastructure, internationally relevant accolades for their work, and an ever-growing community of partners. Dakota State University researchers garner funding from federal, state, and local agencies, as well as some international sources.

Research @ DSU

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Rankings

Ranked among The Best Online Colleges in South Dakota for 2020 by TheBestSchools.orgDakota State University offers a variety of bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degree programs through four colleges.

Our online programs are named one of the best values based on OnlineSchoolscenter.com, and the most affordable by CollegeValuesOnline.comThere are plenty of programs at DSU Online such as Accounting, Business Management, Computer Science, Cyber Operations, Elementary Education, Health Informatics, Information Systems, Marketing, Network and Security Administration, and more. 

Dakota State has also earned the 2020-2021 Military Friendly® School designation by means of affordable tuition, quality degrees, and unique partnerships that help military members succeed.

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Accreditations

Our accreditations demonstrate the quality of programs across our campus. Accreditations impact Dakota State in a variety of ways, including student eligibility for federal assistance or loans, enabling graduates to sit for certification exams, and assuring all our constituencies that DSU meets or exceeds quality standards.

  • Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)
  • South Dakota Department of Education
  • Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)
  • Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM)

DSU Accreditations

425

2019 marks the largest freshman class in DSU history

$47

Million dollar operating budget

99%

Placement rate for our graduating class

3,382

Total student headcount

1,418

Total headcount of internet-only students

23

Buildings on almost 70 acres

Where everyone’s welcome


Events

September 1
11:00 AM

Trojan Fest 2021

September 2
3:00 PM

Workshops

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Mandy Parpart

Learning Leadership

Mandy Parpart strives to create opportunities for students to become better leaders, and encourage them to do more than they thought they could.

Dr. Bhaskar Rimal, an assistant professor of Computer and Cyber Sciences at Dakota State University.

DSU to study electric vehicle charging

Dr. Bhaskar Rimal, an assistant professor of Computer and Cyber Sciences at Dakota State University, has received a $90,000 Competitive Research Grant (CRG) from the South Dakota Board of Regents to study new technology related to electric vehicles (EVs).

Sammy Drummond

Student researcher leaves mark on DSU

Recent graduate Sammy Drummond has made an impact at DSU, particularly in undergraduate research.

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