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:

  • 35 majors and specializations to choose from
  • 99% placement rate
  • 29 majors boasted 100% career or educational placement
  • 74% of our students receive financial assistance
  • 45+ clubs, organizations, and honor societies
  • 13 competitive athletics teams and 15 intramural sports

News

Alumni Randy and Theresa Schaefer were the 2021 Homecoming parade marshals.

Schaefers see all good things in DSU’s past, present, and future

Alumni Randy and Theresa Schaefer credit DSU with all the good things in their lives, and are excited by the good things in DSU’s future.

Dakota State University graduates with their families

DSU announces enrollment gains for Fall ‘21

Student enrollment at Dakota State University is up this fall, to 3,219 students. This is a 1.04% increase in headcount, compared to Fall 2020 enrollment when 3,186 students were taking classes with the Madison, S.D. university.

erman is a junior cyber operations major from Brandon, SD; she represented the Computer Club. McCrory is a junior Cyber Operations and Network and Security Administration major from Bemidji, Minn.; he is a representative of the Esports Club.

Homecoming royalty announced at DSU

Klosterman is a junior cyber operations major from Brandon, SD; she represented the Computer Club. McCrory is a junior Cyber Operations and Network and Security Administration major from Bemidji, Minn.; he is a representative of the Esports Club.

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Events

October 22
9:00 AM

Discover DSU Day

October 23
10:00 AM

Family Weekend

October 29
All Day

All Hallows Eve Game Faire

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820 N Washington Ave.
Madison SD 57042