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Study at Dickinson State University

Dickinson State University, also known as DSU, is a four-year, public university located in Dickinson, North Dakota, United States. It was established as Dickinson State College in 1916. DSU is part of the North Dakota University System. It was granted university status in 1987. DSU offers four-year academic degrees in more than 25 Course Topics through 10 academic departments.

DSU's athletics department sponsors several men's and women's sports teams. They participate in a wide variety of sports including baseball, rodeo, golf, softball, and volleyball. The sports teams are nicknamed the Blue Hawks. They compete in the Dakota Athletic Conference. The campus hosts several student clubs and organizations.

Profile of Dickinson State University

The campus of Dickinson State is in Dickinson, ND, which is a self-contained town. The school is a public institution. Degrees at Dickinson State include, at the school's highest level, the Bachelor's degree.

Course Topics

The school is known for its programs in agricultural science and management.

Dickinson State Selectivity

Its open admissions system makes Dickinson State an attractive choice for many applicants.


The school has a tenure system for senior faculty.

Student Enrolment

In 2007, Dickinson State had 2, 670 students enrolled (2, 138 full-time equivalent).

Student Life

The school offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges. Dickinson State offers students meal plans. The school values student athletics, and belongs to the Dakota Athletic Conference.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"Dickinson State University is a regional four-year institution within the North Dakota University System, whose primary role is to contribute to intellectual, social, economic, and cultural development, especially to Southwestern North Dakota. The Universitys mission is to provide high-quality, accessible programs; to promote excellence in teaching and learning; to support scholarly and creative activities; and to provide service relevant to the economy, health, and quality of life for the citizens of the State of North Dakota. "

Dickinson State Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Business and Management97business management, accounting, business, human resources
Education and Teaching74elementary school teaching, physical education teaching, music teaching, business teaching, math teaching, Spanish teaching, history teaching, English teaching, . . .
Liberal Arts71interdisciplinary studies, liberal arts and sciences, creative writing, Spanish language, political science, English, history, social studies, . . .
Nursing and Emergency Medicine53licensed practical nurse, registered nursing
Agricultural Science and Management39agriculture, agricultural supply, farm management
Science30biology, chemistry
office and Administration13administrative assistant
Therapy and Counselling10psychology
Computer Science and Engineering9computer and info science
Medical administration7environmental health
Art Studies5art studies, arts management
Media5communication studies
Drama and Performing Arts0drama

Contact: Dickinson State

Dickinson State University

291 Campus Drive

Dickinson, ND 58601-4896

General Phone: (701) 483-2507

http://www.dickinsonstate. com

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