Founded in 1881 as Dakota Territory’s first teacher training institute, Dakota State University has grown into the state’s flagship university for information technology education. Integrating information technology across the entire curriculum, Dakota State offers programs leading to certification, associate, bachelor, master’s and doctor of science degrees through the Colleges of Arts and Natural Sciences, Business and Information Systems, and Education.
A mission change in 1984 re-focused the school and Dakota State has distinguished itself by developing a curriculum that incorporates the latest technology into the classroom and in online delivery systems. The small campus size means DSU can respond to changing trends, and stay current with the needs of future employers of our graduates. The result is DSU consistently reports placement rates in the mid to upper 90 percentiles.
Home to the National Center for the Protection of the Financial Infrastructure and the Health Information Technology Regional Extension Center, Dakota State continues to expand its research capabilities into areas the university’s founders could hardly have dreamed of in 1881.
Located in Madison, Dakota State is less than an hour’s drive from Sioux Falls. We invite you to discover DSU and explore the possibilities offered at this small but mighty university in eastern South Dakota.