School Overview

South Dakota State University is a Public, 4 years college located in Brookings, South Dakota. South Dakota State ranked 122nd in National Universities and 2nd in South Dakota Colleges.
It has a total enrollment of 11,405 including undergraduate and graduate students and student to faculty ratio is 17 to 1. It is a Research University (high research activity) school by Carnegie Classification and its highest degree is Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice. South Dakota State's acceptance rate is 87.43% last year (undergraduate school).
South Dakota State University is accredited by Higher Learning Commission.
Contact Information
Address1004 Campanile Ave, Brookings, SD 57007-1898
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School Category
School TypePublic, 4 years
Carnegie CategoryResearch University (high research activity)
Highest Degree OfferedDoctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice

Admission Information

The acceptance rate of South Dakota State University is 87.43% and the yield (also known as enrollment rate) is 40.00%. The application fees are $20 for undergraduate programs and $35 for graduate programs.
Open Admission Policy
Acceptance Rate87.43 %
Yield (Enrollment Rate)40.00 %
Undergraduate Application Fees$20
Graduate Application Fees$35

Tuition & Fees

South Dakota State's 2022 tuition & fees is $9,299 for South Dakota residents and $12,809 for out-of-students. For graduate programs, its 2022 tuition & fees is $9,384 for South Dakota residents and $16,917 for out-of-students.
South Dakota ResidentsOut-of-State
Undergraduate Tuition & Fees$9,299$12,809
Graduate Tuition & Fees$9,384$16,917
*Data Source: 2021-2022 Tuition & Fees - National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

Student Population

A total of 11,405 students have enrolled for academic year 2021-2022. Among them, 2,028 students have enrolled online exclusively to earn their degrees. South Dakota State has 9,976 undergraduate students and the graduate school has 1,429 students. You can check student population by gender, age, race/ethnicity, attending status, and online learning.
Total Students11,405
Undergraduate Students9,976
Graduate Students1,429
Online Enrollment2,028

Offered Degrees and Programs

Number of programs217 Programs
Offered Degrees/Programs1 Year Certificate
Post-Bachelor Certificate
Post-Master Certificate
Doctorate (Research)
Doctorate (Professional Practice)

On-campus Services

Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for students

Learning opportunities

Distance Learning (online classes)
Study Abroad
Weekend/Evening College
Teacher Certification
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