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Is DSU the right fit for you?

Our website can tell you only so much about our beautiful campus and innovative programs. The best way to find out if DSU is right for you is to see for yourself!

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Why DSU?

Dakota State University Online

We’re reinventing college so you can redefine your future. And that future looks pretty bright with a DSU degree, proven by our 99% placement rate for graduates. Our flexible programs give you the tools to learn at your own pace. So wherever life takes you, DSU is ready for the ride.

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DSU Online degrees make a difference

Ranked as the top online school in the state of South Dakota, DSU provides a nationally-renowned education, regardless of your location. As an online student you’ll learn in interactive classes led by the same professors that teach on campus.

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What we offer

Explore a variety of accredited learning paths, ranging from one-course, certifications to fully online degree programs.

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Join the Trojan community, virtually

DSU online students are members of the Trojan family. Once admitted, you’ll gain access to passionate academic advisors, online student support services, and top-notch faculty who want to see your dreams of completing your degree come true.

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Sarah Rasmussen
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Cost and financial aid

Invest in your future without breaking the bank. DSU bills by the credit hour, which means you only pay for the classes you take and nothing more. Have questions? Connect with a counselor, today.


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Shannon's story

Raising a family. Running a business. Rising to the challenge. Learn how a small business owner started her future without pausing her present.

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More DSU online information

Whether you’re ready to apply or want to learn more, we’re ready to make your next chapter a reality.

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Federal law requires that universities verify the identity of students when course materials and/or course assessment activities are conducted either partially or entirely online. A student’s Desire2Learn (D2L) login and password are intended to provide the student with secure access to course materials and are also intended to help the university meet this federal mandate. Some DSU faculty also require the use of a face-to-face proctor for exams in distance-delivered (Internet) courses and this requirement provides a second level of student identity verification. Students will be responsible for any proctoring fees, if applicable. Finally, an instructor who uses web conferencing technology may require students to use a webcam during exams, as another means of student identity verification through voice and visual recognition.

Please contact the Office of Online Education for any questions regarding licensure certification outside of South Dakota at (605) 256-5049. Due to Colorado's Workers' Compensation Act, DSU students are unable to participate in unpaid internships, clinicals, field experiences, etc. in the state of Colorado.