In 2015, the university had 16,344 students, with 11,642 of them studying via distance education.The campuses are located in Falun, the administrative capital of the province, and in the neighbouring town of Borlänge.
Dalarna University is deemed qualified to award Phd degrees in Microdata Analysis following assessment by The Swedish National Agency for Higher Education.
Research in Complex Systems and Microdata Analysis at Borlänge campus is carried out in collaboration with business and industry, and increases the competitiveness for trade, IT, transport and tourism in the region. Research in this subject area accounts for some 35 million SEK at the university. The field has some 50 employed researchers and teachers at the Borlänge campus and on top of that a further 30 doctoral students who are able to complete their education at Dalarna University.
- Since being founded in 1977, Dalarna University has experienced rapid growth and today is the place of study of some 16 000 students and 800 employees
- Many courses and programmes are developed in close collaboration with regional business and industry, as well as other social sectors