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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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Pioneering spirit, transformative thinking

At Dakota State University, we nurture an environment that celebrates and rewards innovation. Both students and faculty have the means and the opportunities to be agents of innovation in South Dakota and beyond.

DSU researchers have earned national awards and recognition exploring new directions and germinating groundbreaking ideas.

“We have an emerging science department that allows students to start performing research early in their academic life.”

Sammy Drummond, Physical Science '21

Commencement graduates during the ceremony

Goldwater Scholars

Our student researchers accomplish big things. We are proud to say that two of DSU’s science students, Hope Juntunen and Vaille Swanson, have received the Barry Goldwater Scholarship, in 2017 and 2018 respectively. This scholarship is the most prestigious and competitive undergraduate mathematics and science scholarship award in the United States.

Barry Goldwater Scholarship



DSU featured on Jan. 15 CBS Dream Team show

Podhradsky explains digital forensics on ‘Mission Unstoppable’

Dr. Peter Hoesing

Hoesing publishes “Kusamira Music in Uganda” book

Research that began over 15 years ago has culminated in the publication of “Kusamira Music in Uganda: Spirit Mediumship and Ritual Healing,” by Dr. Peter Hoesing.

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