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.

Majors & Degrees

Benefits Landing

Dakota State University offers a wide range of benefits, competitive with not only the top employers in the region but other educational institutions across the nation. Explore our medical, dental, and flexible benefits, retirement plans, compensation packages, 11 paid holidays, and generous vacation and sick leave. Because we’re passionate about education, we have access to a breadth of internal and state-sponsored training programs and reduced tuition for state-supported courses at all South Dakota academic institutions. 

Health benefits

The State of South Dakota currently provides Dakota State University employees with a choice of four health insurance plan options - two high deductible plans and two low deductible plans.

More information can be found at the Bureau of Human Resources’ Benefit Page. Contribution rates can be found here. Open enrollment is usually in May each year. New employees have 30 days from the start date to enroll in benefits. 

Flexible benefits

Dakota State University offers several flexible benefits that eligible employees may elect. This allows employees to build a benefits package that is relevant to their needs.

DENTAL

VISION  

FLEXIBLE SPENDING ACCOUNTS

AFLAC

SHORT-TERM DISABILITY

LIFE INSURANCE

HOSPITAL INDEMNITY PLAN

ACCIDENT INSURANCE PLAN

Retirement plan

The South Dakota Retirement System (SDRS) is a cost-sharing, multiple employer, public employee retirement system. SDRS provides retirement, disability and survivor benefits for employees of the state of South Dakota and its political subdivisions. SDRS is a qualified defined benefit retirement plan under Section 401(a) of the Internal Revenue Code and is exempt from Federal income taxes. Plan your retirement with the SDRS Benefit Calculator.

SDRS Benefit Calculator

Questions?

Questions about a career at DSU?
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