Location and Setting

The residential facilities and traditional face-to-face classes and activities of Dickinson State University are located on our beautiful 132 acre campus in the city after which the university is named. Dickinson, the seventh largest city in the state, is the hub of West River North Dakota and boasts a population of approximately 27,000+. The University serves as a cultural, social, recreational and intellectual center for the residents of the West River region.

Dickinson, located directly along Interstate 94, is served by commercial air service transportation. The University and the city are situated near the scenic North Dakota Badlands and Theodore Roosevelt National Park, the area where Roosevelt ranched prior to his ascendancy to national prominence. One hour’s drive north of Dickinson is Lake Sakakawea, created in the 1950s by the Garrison Dam project. This region of North Dakota abounds with some of the country’s finest hunting, fishing, camping, and hiking opportunities.

Dickinson State University serves the communities beyond the southwestern region through distance education.  The University delivers its programs through a hybrid of face-to-face and Interactive Video techniques especially in Bismarck and Williston, often in conjunction with articulation agreements with area two-year institutions. The University also offers degree programs online throughout North Dakota, the United States, and the world. http://www.dickinsonstate.edu/academics/dsu-online/dsu-state-authorization provides the list of states the University is authorized to deliver online courses to.