DSU was founded in 1881 as a school for teacher education in the Dakota Territory.
Today, we're one of the most technologically-advanced campuses in the Midwest.
We immerse those creative minds in an environment that celebrates and rewards new thinking and new ideas. Dakota State University is proud to nurture that environment -- to be the catalyst -- for rewarding creation, invention and opportunity for growth.
One of the perks of being a student at DSU is the great networking opportunities post-graduation. Our Career Service Office can help you organize your search and provide career counseling.
Transitioning to college life can be a big change for anyone. We also know as an international student you may need guidance in areas a domestic student does not. That's why we're here to help you every step of the way.
Living on campus is a great way to meet friends, get involved in on-campus activities, and get the full college experience. We’re here to help you embark on the journey.
The Karl E. Mundt Library provides the resources and information for all your varied needs -- access to online articles and journals, books, ebooks, audiobooks, DVDs, video cameras, study space and a live online chat system for research help.
But it’s not just science. All of our majors and programs are infused with the latest technologies inside and outside of the classroom.
From flu shots to urgent care and fitness facilities, we take a special interest in making sure that students stay happy and healthy during their time at DSU.
As a DSU student, you’ll have access to the Madison Community Center, which is located on our campus and features:
With tons of clubs and organizations to choose from, you'll be able to get involved with the issues and activities you care about most on campus.
A public university, we are governed by the South Dakota System Board of Regents and accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.