1881 Dakota Normal School (Madison State Normal) Sometimes called Dakota State Normal and State Normal
1902 Name changes to Madison State Normal School.
1921 Name of Eastern State Normal School officially adopted.
1924 College called Eastern State
Teachers College but not
1927 Name officially changed to Eastern State Teachers College.
1947 Name changed to General Beadle State Teachers College.
1964 Name of college changed to General Beadle State College.
1969 Name changed to Dakota State College.
1989 Name changed to Dakota State University (7-1-89).
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