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.

“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

students in cap and gown

Add it up

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

  • 23 bachelor's degrees in four colleges, 4 Ph.D., 7 M.S. programs to choose from
  • 99% placement rate
  • 74% 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

News

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DSU featured on Jan. 15 CBS Dream Team show

Podhradsky explains digital forensics on ‘Mission Unstoppable’

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Creating her future

Shay Huss: Creating her future. An interest in psychology and computer science led Shay Huss to Dakota State University and the Cyber Leadership and Intelligence (CLI) degree program.

Dr. David Zeng and several DSU students, are working with business data to help an area company.

Grant benefits business, university, students

College is not just about classroom learning, it’s also about applying that knowledge to the professional environment. A new grant to Dr. David Zeng and his team will help students use their education for a real-life application, and help an area business in the process. Congratulations to Dr. Zeng and the team!

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Events

January 21
9:00 AM

Discover DSU Day

January 22
9:00 AM

Discover DSU Day

February 4
9:00 AM

Discover DSU Day

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820 N Washington Ave.
Madison SD 57042