Rendering of the proposed new Blankley Field at Dakota State University..

Legacy Lives On

New athletics complex named after DSU Coach George Blankley. The Trojans Unite campaign will focus on several areas, one of those key areas being athletic facilities.

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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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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

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Add it up

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

  • 45+ undergraduate majors and dozens of other programs 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 10 intramural sports


Pictured: BOR Executive Director Brian Maher, BOR President John Bastian, Students Kanthi Narukonda and Janessa Palmieri, and DSU President José-Marie Griffiths

Students Earn Regents’ Recognition

The South Dakota Board of Regents recognized student organizations from Dakota State University for excellence in academic, community, and organizational work.

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DSU maintains placement rates of 98% and 100% for 2020

Dakota State University graduates had high job placement numbers for 2020. The placement rates are 98% for undergraduate and 100% for graduate outcomes.

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BOR approves new AI degree for organizations

The newly-approved AI degree at DSU will focus on business and organization's needs with artificial intelligence. Graduates will be “AI-aware” as they prepare for a workplace impacted by AI.

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