South Dakota State University

#187 in National Universities

  • Public4 Years (or High)Brookings, SDDegree-granting, primarily baccalaureate or aboveDoctor's degree12,600 Students90.76 % Acceptance Ratio17:1 Student-Faculty Ratio
    South Dakota State University is a Public (4 Years or High) college located in Brookings, South Dakota. It has a total enrollment of 12,600 including undergraduate and graduate students and student to faculty ratio is 17:1. It is a Degree-granting, primarily baccalaureate or above school by Carnegie Classification and its highest degree is Doctor's degree. The acceptance ratio for undergraduate school is 90.76% last year.
  • Open Admission Policy
    Acceptance Ratio90.76 %
    Admission Yield48.41 %
    Undergraduate Application Fees$20
    Graduate Application Fees$35

    The acceptance ratio is 90.76% last year at South Dakota State University where total 5,173 students applied and 4,695 were accepted.

  • In-StateOut-of-State
    Undergraduate Tuition & Fees$8,441$11,689
    Graduate Tuition & Fees$8,553$15,521
    On-Campus Living Costs$12,863
    Off-Campus Living Costs$15,265

    The tuition & fees at South Dakota State University, for academic year 2017-2018 is $8,441 for in-state students and $11,689 for out-of-students.

    The living cost including room, board, and other expenses is $12,863 when living on campus and $15,265 when living off campus.

    Cost of Attendance
  • NCAA Member

    ROTC Program

    Campus Housing

    Online Learning

    Study Abroad

    Remedial Service

    Career Counseling

    Employment Service

    South Dakota State University provides various learning opportunities and services for their students.

    It includes NCAA Member, ROTC Program, Campus Housing, Online Learning, Study Abroad, Remedial Service, Career Counseling and more.

    Explore campus life and get your opportunities at South Dakota State University.

    Learning Opportunities & Services

The Numbers Say it All about South Dakota State University

Key Stats for South Dakota State University

Costs of Attendance inexpensive

South Dakota State University$11,689
All U.S. Colleges$18,355
Public, 4 Years or High Colleges$18,374
4 Years or High Colleges$22,271
Public, 4 Years or High Colleges in South Dakota$10,837

Admission Chances very easy to get in


Admission Ratio

  • All U.S. Colleges66.99%
  • Public, 4 Years or High Colleges68.96%
  • 4 Years or High Colleges66.20%
  • Public, 4 Years or High Colleges in South Dakota84.53%

Financial Helps high financial help rate


Financial Aid Rates

  • All U.S. Colleges76.94%
  • Public, 4 Years or High Colleges74.61%
  • 4 Years or High Colleges82.17%
  • Public, 4 Years or High Colleges in South Dakota79.14%

Student Population small

South Dakota State University12,600
All U.S. Colleges20,523,036
Public, 4 Years or High Colleges8,898,653
4 Years or High Colleges14,093,854
Public, 4 Years or High Colleges in South Dakota37,769

Graduation Rates average


Graduation Rate

  • All U.S. Colleges47.15%
  • Public, 4 Years or High Colleges45.08%
  • 4 Years or High Colleges48.69%
  • Public, 4 Years or High Colleges in South Dakota41.71%

Major Programs very diverse majors


Major Programs

  • All U.S. Colleges70
  • Public, 4 Years or High Colleges203
  • 4 Years or High Colleges109
  • Public, 4 Years or High Colleges in South Dakota176

Distance Learning very diverse online courses


Online Programs

  • All U.S. Colleges8
  • Public, 4 Years or High Colleges21
  • 4 Years or High Colleges15
  • Public, 4 Years or High Colleges in South Dakota24

Contact Information & Online Resources


South Dakota State University 1015 Campanile Avenue,
Brookings, SD 57007-1898
800) 952-3541


South Dakota State University is accredited by North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission (01/01/1916 - 01/01/1917).
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