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



Snowy covered tree branch in front of Kennedy Center which houses the College of Education

January 23, 2023

DSU College of Education receives Department of Labor grant

Dakota State University’s College of Education is one of four organizations receiving a grant to develop apprenticeship programs for high school students from the South Dakota Department of Labor.


January 20, 2023

Service Animals

What they do and how to interact with them. A service animal is specifically trained to complete a task or service.

image of a portion of the world's largest puzzle

January 19, 2023

World’s largest puzzle at Karl Mundt Library

Dakota State University’s Karl Mundt Library is currently working to put together the world’s largest puzzle.

Image of Ben Batie

January 18, 2023

Application Development in Computer Information Systems

The Computer Information Systems major with an Application Development specialization teaches students to develop full stack applications.


January 17, 2023

Real-life tweet provides real-life research opportunity

Amir Kemal was inspired by a real-life tweet to do some real-life research on Twitter fake domains.

Image of Lexi Robson

January 17, 2023

DSU alumna finds success in California

Lexi Robson has found career success in California, working at Protiviti as an IT Audit Consultant in San Francisco, Calif.

code design image with streaks of lights and numbers

January 11, 2023

Securing information through cryptography

Cryptography is the effort to try to secure information, explained Spanier, Associate Professor in The Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences.


January 10, 2023

DSU and NSA education partnership offers opportunities

Dakota State University is now in partnership with the National Security Agency through an Educational Partnership Agreement (EPA). This agreement was approved at the December Board of Regents meeting.

Lizzy Elder CIS Business Analytics major

January 10, 2023

CIS in Business Analytics

Computer Information Systems major has two sides: the computer and the business sides.

Johanna Coffey is a first-generation college student.

January 10, 2023

Ask the questions

Johanna Coffey can ask a family member questions about the college process, but the DSU sophomore said any of the friendly people at the university can help.