Name Changes of the University

1881

  • Dakota Normal School (Also called Madison State Normal, and Dakota State Normal).

1902

  • Name changes to Madison State Normal School.

1921

  • Name of Eastern State Normal School officially adopted.

1924

  • Unofficially called Eastern State Teachers College.

1927

  • Name officially changed to Eastern State Teachers College.

1947

  • Name changed to General Beadle State Teachers College.

1964

  • Name changed to General Beadle State College.

1969

  • Name changed to Dakota State College.

1989

  • Name changed to Dakota State University.