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

Alma Mater

Official DSU seal from 1881.

March 5, 1881 marks the date Dakota State University was established by the Legislative Assembly of Dakota Territory in 1881.

Alma Mater

On the eastern plains of South Dakota

Where the sunshine is ever near,

There's a college we are proud to honor,

Whose name to us is dear,

Cheer her on to Victory, now your voices rais,

For her colors blue and bold, sing praise,

Dakota State University, Dakota State University,

True and loyal to thy name forever,

Nothing from our hearts they love can sever.

Hail to the college, may thy spirit live,

Our alma mater, DSU.

Fight Song

D-S-U, South Dakota

Yes you bet we're here

And we've got the goods right with us

Nothing do we fear


D-S-U, South Dakota

Proudly bear thy name

Fight Trojans

Fight, fight, fight

And wind this game!

Go Trojans