FALL 2019 ENROLLMENT 1,350
TYPES OF DEGREES Master’s, bachelor’s and associate degrees, certificate programs, and certificate of completion programs
NUMBER OF PROGRAMS/DEGREES 72
AVERAGE CLASS SIZE 11
STUDENT-TO-FACULTY RATIO 10 to 1
Dickinson State University is a campus community where you will be supported and challenged, where you can explore new ideas and find your passion. You will engage in high quality learning experiences which prepare you for success. More than 1300 students are enrolled at DSU representing 33 states and territories across the United States and more than 17 countries
You will interact directly with your professors and have opportunities for learning both in and out of the classroom. Work alongside faculty and conduct original research, participate in field trips and service learning projects, present at local, regional and national conferences, or engage in an internship to explore your field of interest. Wherever your interest is, the faculty and staff at Dickinson State will encourage and support your efforts.
Experience for yourself the difference of a small campus community. Schedule a campus visit today!
Dickinson State University is conveniently located along Interstate 94 and is only 100 miles west of the state capital of Bismarck. Larger cities such as Fargo, ND; Billings, MT; and Rapid City, SD, are all within a half-day’s drive by car.
Learning doesn't just happen in the classroom. That’s why we provide you with plenty of academic, cultural, and social events to enhance your education and allow you to connect and learn from your fellow students.
Try hiking or biking on the Maah Daah Hey Trail or explore nature while cross-country skiing one of the many trails in Dickinson. Go fishing, boating or lounge on the beach at Lake Patterson or drive the Enchanted Highway to see larger-than-life metal sculptures. Enjoy the indoor pool, waterslides, rock climbing or ice skating at the West River Community and Ice Centers or enjoy a movie under the stars at the Biesiot Activities Center.
Dickinson’s population has increased significantly in the last several years providing endless possibilities to students for internships, service and job opportunities.
Along with being recognized by AffordableColleges.com as one of the most affordable public university for out-of-state students in the nation, Dickinson State University was ranked fourth in regional public colleges in the Midwest, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2020 Best Colleges list. Recent institution and program recognitions can be found online at www.dickinsontate.edu/rankings
High school graduates with a cumulative GPA of 2.00 on a 4.00 scale or higher, or who have completed a GED with minimum required scores, may apply. An ACT composite score of 18 or higher or a SAT score of 870 or higher in combined critical reading and math (if taken prior to March 2016) or 950 (if taken after March 2016) is required for admission. Completion of high school college preparatory course core curriculum (CORE) is required for admission into a baccalaureate program.
Dickinson State University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, an independent corporation that accredits degree-granting post-secondary educational institutions in the North Central region. DSU also holds many additional department specific accreditations.
2019-20 ACADEMIC YEAR COSTS*
|TUITION & FEES $7,282*|
|ROOM & BOARD $7,268**|
* North Dakota full-time resident rates. ** Includes a shared room and a 5 day (Mon – Fri) meal plan with $50 flex.
Dickinson State University offers a wide array of scholarship options for prospective and current students to prepare you for a career in your field of study. Find out more at www.dickinsonstate.edu/scholarships.
|ADMISSION Rolling Admission with priority for Fall Semester: August 1, Spring Semester: December 15|
|SCHOLARSHIPS January 31|
|FINANCIAL AID, FAFSA, HOUSING April 15|
|FINANCIAL AID April 15|
|FAFSA Early application is encouraged. Application is available October 1|
DSU COURSE OFFERINGS
Every good opportunity starts with a plan. With over 70 academic program options between nine departments and the School of Business and Entrepreneurship, you are sure to find one that fits your educational goals. Our programs are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and are offered on campus in Dickinson, online, and at our Bismarck and Williston locations. Our student to faculty ratio is 10:1 ensuring your instructors know you and you know your instructors. To view a complete list of departments and programs, please visit www.dickinsonstate.edu/programs
WHY CHOOSE DSU?
Are you interested in music, art, theater, politics, or athletics? As a student at DSU, you will have the opportunity to participate in over 40 student clubs and organizations or compete as a member of our championship-winning athletic programs. DSU offers two master’s degree, 42 bachelor degrees, four associate degrees, 14 certificates, and five certificates of completion. At Dickinson State University, the opportunities are endless.
Thomas Sease '19
“Dickinson State is a very special space. There appears to be an unmatched level of connectedness between its students, faculty and alumni. As a student, to see so many people come together for the love of a small town college is nothing short of remarkable.”
In 2012, nine spring DSU business graduates scored in the top 10% the Educational Testing Service Major Field Tests, a nationwide business exam.
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