Dickinson State University

Dickinson State University (DSU) is a public university located in Dickinson, North Dakota. With numerous fields of study to choose from and knowledgeable professionals to guide you along the way, DSU will provide you with the tools you need to make the best choice for your future. The University offers 51 bachelor's degrees within 10 academic departments that include: Agriculture and Technical Studies; Business and Management; Language and Literature; Math and Computer Science, Natural Sciences; Nursing; and Teacher Education.

The historic DSU campus is situated on a hilltop in the city of Dickinson, North Dakota, giving it the nickname “College on the Hill.” Located near the rugged Badlands and Theodore Roosevelt National Park, Dickinson offers an array of amenities and recreational opportunities. Students can hike, camp, fish and experience the wide-open skies and beauty of western North Dakota.

  • Average Tuition USD 8,918
  • Acceptance Rate 61%
  • Students 1,479
  • Countries represented 26
  • Total Cost USD 16,868
  • Scholarships Yes

School Description

Dickinson State University was established in 1916 as Dickinson Normal School. Two years later, the school started offering two year programs designed to train elementary and secondary school teachers. In 1931, the school, now called Dickinson State Teachers College, began offering four-year degrees. With the expansion of the academic curriculum, it became Dickinson State College in 1963, and eventually gained university status in 1987.

Dickinson State strives to provide a safe, affordable, and accessible learning environment for students. Ranked fourth in regional public colleges in the Midwest, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2017 Best Colleges list, DSU is also recognized as the safest public institution of higher education in the state by backgroundchecks.org. DSU Ranked second in the USA for graduate employment placements by 'onlineschoolscenter.com' : DSU's CPA Experience received the 2014 George Krull/Grant Thornton Teaching Innovation Award. 

DSU has an International Programs Office that is set up to support international students at DSU and DSU students that are studying abroad. The office also organizes activities on campus to help international students integration to the University. 

 

Bachelor Programs

  • Dickinson State University
    291 Campus Dr, Dickinson, ND 58601, USA

    Accounting

    USD 8,198 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals for the profession or duties of an accountant. The curriculum focuses on the process by which financial information about a business is recorded, classified, summarised, interpreted and communicated. DSU’s CPA Experience is changing the way students learn accounting …You are not coming to class, you are going work! DSU's CPA Experience received the 2014 George Krull/Grant Thornton Teaching Innovation Award.

  • Dickinson State University
    291 Campus Dr, Dickinson, ND 58601, USA

    Agriculture

    USD 8,198 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on agriculture and related sciences and that prepare individuals to apply specific knowledge, methods, and techniques to the management and performance of agricultural operations.

  • Dickinson State University
    291 Campus Dr, Dickinson, ND 58601, USA

    Art

    USD 8,198 Tuition Fee

    Any instructional program in fine arts and art studies not listed above.

  • Dickinson State University
    291 Campus Dr, Dickinson, ND 58601, USA

    Biology

    USD 8,198 Tuition Fee

    A general program of biology at the introductory, basic level or a program in biology or the biological sciences that is undifferentiated as to title or content. Includes instruction in general biology and programs covering a variety of biological specializations.

  • Dickinson State University
    291 Campus Dr, Dickinson, ND 58601, USA

    Business Administration

    USD 8,198 Tuition Fee

    A program that generally prepares individuals to plan, organize, direct, and control the functions and processes of a firm or organization. Includes instruction in management theory, human resources management and behavior, accounting and other quantitative methods, purchasing and logistics, organization and production, marketing, and business decision-making.

  • Dickinson State University
    291 Campus Dr, Dickinson, ND 58601, USA

    Chemistry

    USD 8,198 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the scientific study of the composition and behavior of matter, including its micro- and macro-structure, the processes of chemical change, and the theoretical description and laboratory simulation of these phenomena.

  • Dickinson State University
    291 Campus Dr, Dickinson, ND 58601, USA

    Collaborative Pre-Engineering

    Instructional programs that prepare individuals to apply mathematical and scientific principles to the solution of practical problems.

  • Dickinson State University
    291 Campus Dr, Dickinson, ND 58601, USA

    Communication

    Instructional content for this group of programs is defined in codes 09.0100 - 09.0199.

  • Dickinson State University
    291 Campus Dr, Dickinson, ND 58601, USA

    Computer Science

    USD 8,198 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on computer theory, computing problems and solutions, and the design of computer systems and user interfaces from a scientific perspective. Includes instruction in the principles of computational science, computer development and programming, and applications to a variety of end-use situations.

  • Dickinson State University
    291 Campus Dr, Dickinson, ND 58601, USA

    Computer Technology Management/ Information Technology

    USD 8,198 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the design of technological information systems, including computing systems, as solutions to business and research data and communications support needs. Includes instruction in the principles of computer hardware and software components, algorithms, databases, telecommunications, user tactics, application testing, and human interface design.

  • Dickinson State University
    291 Campus Dr, Dickinson, ND 58601, USA

    English

    USD 8,198 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the English language, including its history, structure and related communications skills; and the literature and culture of English-speaking peoples.

  • Dickinson State University
    291 Campus Dr, Dickinson, ND 58601, USA

    Environmental Studies- Science and Health

    USD 8,198 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on environment-related issues using scientific, social scientific, or humanistic approaches or a combination. Includes instruction in the basic principles of ecology and environmental science and related subjects such as policy, politics, law, economics, social aspects, planning, pollution control, natural resources, and the interactions of human beings and nature.

  • Dickinson State University
    291 Campus Dr, Dickinson, ND 58601, USA

    Finance

    USD 8,198 Tuition Fee

    An integrated or combined program in accounting and finance that prepares individuals to function as accountants and financial managers or analysts.

  • Dickinson State University
    291 Campus Dr, Dickinson, ND 58601, USA

    Fine Art/ Graphic Art

    Any instructional program in fine arts and art studies not listed above.

  • Dickinson State University
    291 Campus Dr, Dickinson, ND 58601, USA

    History

    USD 8,198 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the study and interpretation of past events, institutions, issues, and cultures.

  • Dickinson State University
    291 Campus Dr, Dickinson, ND 58601, USA

    Human Resources

    USD 8,198 Tuition Fee

    A program that generally prepares individuals to manage the development of human capital in organizations, and to provide related services to individuals and groups. Includes instruction in personnel and organization policy, human resource dynamics and flows, labor relations, sex roles, civil rights, human resources law and regulations, motivation and compensation systems, work systems, career management, employee testing and assessment, recruitment and selection, managing employee and job training programs, and the management of human resources programs and operations. Dickinson State University’s Bachelor of Science Degree in Human Resource Management was recently recognized as the number one degree program with emphasis on human resources by HR.com and received a 2017 LEAD award in the undergraduate programs category.

  • Dickinson State University
    291 Campus Dr, Dickinson, ND 58601, USA

    International Business

    An advanced, professional study of the law, policies, and regulations governing transnational business and commercial practices, including the specialized tax law related to international financial transactions.

  • Dickinson State University
    291 Campus Dr, Dickinson, ND 58601, USA

    Mathematics

    USD 8,198 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the analysis of quantities, magnitudes, forms, and their relationships, using symbolic logic and language. Includes instruction in algebra, calculus, functional analysis, geometry, number theory, logic, topology and other mathematical specializations.

  • Dickinson State University
    291 Campus Dr, Dickinson, ND 58601, USA

    Music

    USD 8,198 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the knowledge and skills associated with personal music appreciation, the playing of a musical instrument, singing or recreational composition. This CIP code is not valid for IPEDS reporting.

  • Dickinson State University
    291 Campus Dr, Dickinson, ND 58601, USA

    Nursing

    USD 8,198 Tuition Fee

    A program that generally prepares individuals in the knowledge, techniques and procedures for promoting health, providing care for sick, disabled, infirmed, or other individuals or groups. Includes instruction in the administration of medication and treatments, assisting a physician during treatments and examinations, Referring patients to physicians and other health care specialists, and planning education for health maintenance.

  • Dickinson State University
    291 Campus Dr, Dickinson, ND 58601, USA

    Physical Education

    USD 8,198 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on activities and principles that promote physical fitness, achieve and maintain athletic prowess, and accomplish related research and service goals. Includes instruction in human movement studies, motivation studies, rules and practice of specific sports, exercise and fitness principles and techniques, basic athletic injury prevention and treatment, and organizing and leading fitness and sports programs.

  • Dickinson State University
    291 Campus Dr, Dickinson, ND 58601, USA

    Political Science/ Pre-Law

    USD 8,198 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the systematic study of political institutions and behavior. Includes instruction in political philosophy, political theory, comparative government and politics, political parties and interest groups, public opinion, political research methods, studies of the government and politics of specific countries, and studies of specific political institutions and processes.

  • Dickinson State University
    291 Campus Dr, Dickinson, ND 58601, USA

    Psychology

    A program that focuses on the application of psychological theories and methods to real-world settings and problems, such as business and industry, government, education, military, and community settings. Includes instruction in applications of psychology, industrial/organizational psychology, developmental psychology, social psychology, cognitive psychology, counseling, human factors, research methods and statistics, and program evaluation.

  • Dickinson State University
    291 Campus Dr, Dickinson, ND 58601, USA

    Social Sciences/Criminal Justice Concentration

    USD 8,198 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the systematic study of social systems, social institutions, and social behavior.

  • Dickinson State University
    291 Campus Dr, Dickinson, ND 58601, USA

    Social Work

    A program that prepares individuals for the professional practice of social welfare administration and counseling, and that focus on the study of organized means of providing basic support services for vulnerable individuals and groups. Includes instruction in social welfare policy; case work planning; social counseling and intervention strategies; administrative procedures and regulations; and specific applications in areas such as child welfare and family services, probation, employment services, and disability counseling.

  • Dickinson State University
    291 Campus Dr, Dickinson, ND 58601, USA

    Spanish

    USD 8,198 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the Spanish language and related dialects. Includes instruction in philology; Modern Castillan; Latin American and regional Spanish dialects; and applications in business, science/technology, and other settings.

  • Dickinson State University
    291 Campus Dr, Dickinson, ND 58601, USA

    Sports Management

    Instructional programs that focus on the principles and practices of managing parks and other recreational and fitness facilities; providing recreational, leisure and fitness services; and the study of human fitness.

  • Dickinson State University
    291 Campus Dr, Dickinson, ND 58601, USA

    Teacher Education/Elementary Education

    USD 8,198 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the design and provision of teaching and other educational services to children or adults with special learning needs or disabilities, and that may prepare individuals to function as special education teachers. Includes instruction in diagnosing learning disabilities, developing individual education plans, teaching and supervising special education students, special education counseling, and applicable laws and policies.

  • Dickinson State University
    291 Campus Dr, Dickinson, ND 58601, USA

    Theatre

    USD 8,198 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the general study of dramatic works and their performance. Includes instruction in major works of dramatic literature, dramatic styles and types, and the principles of organizing and producing full live or filmed productions.

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Facts

  • Minimum GPA 2.00
  • Minimum incoming TOEFL 71
  • Minimum incoming IELTS 6.00
  • Minimum SAT 950

Accreditations

    Financial Aid & Scholarship

    Through the DSU Heritage Foundation scholarships are available to Dickinson State students. 

    See entire listing of all scholarships offered http://dickinsonstate.edu/admissions/financial-aid/scholarships/ 

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    Dickinson State University's Theodore Roosevelt Honors Leadership Program is a student-driven program which allows participants to maximize opportunities being learned in the classroom while instilling participative decision making and collaborative problem solving techniques with intellectual rigor and character development. 

    DSU’s CPA Experience is changing the way students learn accounting …

    You are not coming to class, you are going work!

    If your goal is to run your own business or become a company president or leader, DSU’s CPA Experience is the place for you! Launched in the fall of 2013, the program is one of the first of its kind in the country. It has garnered statewide and national attention for its innovation and ability to place nearly 100 percent of graduates in accounting, finance and other positions – both in North Dakota and throughout the United States.

    Employers today want graduates who can hit the ground running. The CPA Experience helps students become extremely competitive in the workplace by offering a:

    Professional office setting designed to look like a CPA firm with prescribed daily hours. Instead of showing up for class, you clock in!

    Highly interactive study tools including iPads, an interactive Apple TV and a CPA exam practice test environment

    Small class size with high one-on-one faculty interaction

    Office visits and one-on-one interviews by local CPA firms and other professionals

    Highly engaging environment with the ability to work at your own pace trained by faculty with their own CPA’s

    Customized learning tools for every student, including recorded lectures, voice-over recordings, videos, on-line problem sets, PowerPoint instructions and much more

    Supportive, dynamic atmosphere where you are ultimately responsible for mastering content and achieving the education you want

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            2015-2017, Human Resources

            The university is super affordable, teachers are super personable and we are not just a number.

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            2011-2015, Political Science

            DSU is a small campus in which students are valued and professors actually know your name. Your class sizes are small, anywhere from 5-30 students. The faculty and staff are very helpful. Students can attend athletic games and fine & performing arts events for free which was a nice perk! There are also different clubs/organizations to join. There is also the opportunity to meet students from all over the US and world because DSU's campus has a diverse student population.

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            2015-2017, Nursing

            Dickinson State University has been a true pioneer in moulding me for my ideal career path. It is very affordable with a faculty that puts priority in directing me to follow my dreams as a International Nurse practitioner.