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

Legacy Lives On

New football field 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


Amy Crissinger, Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management

Crissinger named Vice President for Student Affairs, Enrollment Management

Amy Crissinger has been named the permanent Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management at Dakota State University.

Knowlton Excellence in Quality Award winners (l-to-r): Shawn Zwach, Kyle Korman, Andrew Kramer, and Tom Halverson. Not pictured is Chris Loutsch.

Help Night for Remote Learning earns Knowlton Award

A faculty and student team in The Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences won the annual Knowlton Excellence in Quality Award for their creation of Help Night for Remote Learning.

President Griffiths (right) introduces General Cyber to the Madison community at the August 17 Downtown in MadTown event.

Dakota State welcomes new mascot

Dakota State University Trojans have a new mascot, "General Cyber," or General Cy for short.

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October 29
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