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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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Alumni & Friends

Alumni for a lifetime

You're only a student for a few years, but you're a Trojan for life.

We're proud of our alumni and what they accomplish when they leave campus. So if you're an alum, we encourage you to send us updates on career successes and important life events. We share this news through our alumni newsletter and magazine. Be sure to sign up for the alumni newsletter or check out the alumni magazine to share your own news and see what your classmates are up to today.

If you want to show your Trojan pride now that you're off-campus, you can order a DSU license plate or get involved with the alumni board. Be sure to stop by campus to visit or attend an alumni event throughout the year. We're always happy to see you!

DSU students walking across campus

Support future alumni

Our students benefit from a range of scholarships that have been funded by alumni like you. If you are able to give, we invite you to learn more about the DSU Foundation or make a gift online.

“After attending a DSU alumni social gathering in Scottsdale, Ariz., I realized that I want to become more involved with my alma mater because of all the opportunities the school has given me.”

Victoria Sopko, Elementary Education '17

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Child of Alumni tuition rate program

Continue the DSU legacy and save money with the Child of Alumni tuition rate program.

Freshmen and transfer students that live outside South Dakota are eligible to receive in-state tuition if their parent or legal guardian earned a Dakota State degree.

To be eligible, students must have a 20 ACT and the rate applies to on-campus tuition only. For more information, please contact our Admissions Office at (888) 378-9988 or email admissions@dsu.edu.


Emily Wollmann

Emily Wollmann joins DSU Foundation

Dakota State University welcomes Emily Wollmann to Institutional Advancement as Foundation Records and Support Specialist.

These students are the Fall 2021 SBS/Gamewell Scholarship winners: (front, left) Kinsey Pickering, Annabelle Klosterman, Abigail Bushee; Chad Knutson, SBS (back left), Katie Shuck, Janessa Palmieri, Kanthi Narukonda, Jon Waldman of SBS.

SBS/Gamewell Family Scholarship motivates students

There is no question that the SBS CyberSecurity, LLC/Gamewell Family Scholarship helps Dakota State students with school fees and tuition, but the funding is also a motivation, say this semester’s recipients.

Dakota State University welcomes Logan Wagner to Institutional Advancement as Assistant Director of Development for Athletics.

Wagner joins DSU Foundation

Dakota State University welcomes Logan Wagner to Institutional Advancement as Assistant Director of Development for Athletics.

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