Dakota State University students walking around campus

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.

Majors & Degrees

Mission, Vision, & Values

Students walking through campus
The environment of Dakota State University encourages all students to achieve their full potential.


DSU's mission is to prepare cyber-savvy graduates who are lifelong learners, problem solvers, innovators, and leaders to live lives of positive purpose and consequence.


Innovative, entrepreneurial, and resilient since 1881, DSU will continue to rise through short - and long-term success of our students and graduates, increased strength in applied research and athletics, and deep engagement with our stakeholders, in an environment infused with quality improvement.


  • Distinguished and effective teaching
  • Integrity
  • Clear communication
  • Innovation
  • Inclusion
  • Quality