Dickinson State University – Campus Successes December

December 11, 2015

Dickinson State recognized as a top choice in online education

​DSU was ranked third in online education and first in affordability in North Dakota by OnlineColleges.net. OnlineColleges.net considers accreditation, quality of education, student experience, and range of programs in its study of the best options for online education in North Dakota.


Dressler named DSU’s Student Nurse of the Year

Rebecca Dressler, a junior nursing student at Dickinson State University (DSU), was named Student Nurse of the Year (SNOY) at the annual competition Thursday, Nov. 19.  Dressler, from Halliday, received a degree in practical nursing from North Dakota State College of Science in Wahpeton. She has been an LPN for five years and is continuing her education at DSU. She expects to graduate in the fall of 2017 with a degree in registered nursing and minors in psychology and biology.


DSU student loan default rate is below national average

DSU was ranked third lowest in student loan default rates of institutes in North Dakota by the U.S. Department of Education for the 2012 fiscal year. At 6.1 percent, DSU is far below the national average of 11.8 percent. Only NDSU and the UND had lower rates in the state. To determine a school’s rate of student loan default for 2012, the Department of Education reviewed the number of students who began to repay their debt between Oct. 1, 2011, and Sept. 30, 2012, but defaulted before October 2014.