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Is DSU the right fit for you?

Our website can tell you only so much about our beautiful campus and innovative programs. The best way to find out if DSU is right for you is to see for yourself!

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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


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AI degrees coming to DSU

Dakota State will be the only public university in South Dakota to offer a Bachelor of Science degree in Artificial Intelligence. We are also planning a BS for AI in Business degree.

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DSU Cyber Academy approved with Southern Hills school consortium

The Cyber Academy with the Southern Hills Education Consortium will help us reach out to high school students West River to advance their education with bachelor’s degrees!

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DSU students collaborate on sound collage

Digital Art and Design Art 121 students taking Honors 2-D design studied sound during their fall semester, ultimately creating visual images of sound.

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April 23
8:00 AM

Discover DSU Day

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820 N Washington Ave.
Madison SD 57042