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.

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two students at desks

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.

students working in class at desks

Technology at the forefront

We integrate the latest technology into every degree and program at DSU. Whether you're earning an associates or certificate, a bachelor's or an advanced degree, you'll learn vital skills for the digital age. Industry-standard software expertise in every field is just the beginning. Our grads are rising too. They have the critical thinking, collaboration, and project management knowledge that employers demand today.

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“It’s really nice knowing your professors and more importantly the professors knowing you by name. It creates a connection. That relationship turned into a reference that helped me land my job.”

Desalegn Zemenfes '18, Computer Science

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Add it up

Data makes the world go round. We're happy to share ours:

  • 24 bachelor's degrees in four colleges, 4 Ph.D., 7 M.S. programs, and 9 associates to choose from
  • 99% placement rate
  • 76% of our students receive financial assistance
  • 36+ clubs, organizations, and honor societies
  • 13 official sports teams, including esports; intramural sporting options; member of the NAIA and NSAA

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News

Slaughter

Helping our Heroes

Austin Slaughter, DSU’s Veteran Affairs Director, helps student-veterans and their families utilize their education benefits towards a successful career.

FreedomScholarship

Scholarship offers freedom

Needs-based scholarships can make a difference for South Dakota students.

DSU-CampusStudents

DSU announces enrollment gains for Fall ‘22

Numbers rising across the board at Dakota State

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Events

December 2
8:30 AM

Discover DSU Day

December 7
9:00 AM

CYBER EXPO

January 28
8:30 AM

Discover DSU Day

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Admissions

820 N Washington Ave.
Madison SD 57042