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.

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Outcomes

Every year, the office of Career and Professional Development collects survey information from Dakota State University's new graduates about where the current phase of their career journey has taken them.

2021 Undergraduate outcomes

Dakota State University graduate during commencement, pointing to family in the audience

Dakota State University Trojans rise up to meet a challenge.  As you will see, Trojans stepped up, as resilient and successful as ever.  Read on for a look at the outcomes of the Class of 2021 – a class that is ready to contribute to local, national, and global prosperity.  The Class of 2021 Outcomes Report includes graduates from both associate and bachelor’s degree programs who were awarded degrees in August and December of 2020 and May of 2021. 

  1. The class of 2021 is heading to more than 235 distinct companies in 42 different states and a few countries. 

  2. Knowledge rate 89% (% of graduates that respond to the survey)

  3. Placement rate 98% (employment (full or part-time), voluntary service, military service, or continuing education)
Undergraduate Outcomes

2021 Graduate outcomes

Graduate (Masters/PhD) outcomes at a glance

The Class of 2021 Outcomes Report includes graduates from both Master's and Doctorate degree programs who were awarded degrees in August and December of 2020 and May of 2021. 

  • Knowledge rate 92%
  • 100% placement rate (employment (full or part-time), voluntary service, military service, or continuing education)