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South Dakota State University

South Dakota State University is a Public, 4 Years+ school located in Brookings, SD. The 2019 average net price at South Dakota State University is $18,253. Acceptance rate is 92.43%. The school has a total enrollment of 12,104.


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Top Ranked
Location: Brookings, SD
Student Body: 12,104
Education Type: 4 Years+
Funding: Public
Campus Type: Rural
Web Site: www.sdstate.edu
Acceptance Rate: 92.43%

Admission Details

Key Admissions DetailsAdmissions Deadlines, Start Dates
  • Acceptance Rate: 92.43%
  • Application Deadline: April 15, 2021
  • International Students: < 1%
  • Application Fee: $20
Tuition and FeesYearly Tuition and Other Fees
In State Tuition: $7,451
Out of State/International Tuition: $10,815
In State Grad Tuition: $7,825
Out of State Grad Tuition: $15,044
Room and Board: $8,563
Books and Supplies: $1,500
Other Fees: $1,313
Net Price In-District/State: $18,253
Net Price Out-of-State: n/a
Student Body DataIncoming Class Data
  • Most Recent Incoming Class: 2,180
  • Men / Women Ratio: 1,053 / 1,127
  • Median SAT Verbal Range: 490 - 620
  • Median SAT Math Range: 520 - 640
  • Median ACT Range: 20 - 26
International Student DataInformation for International Students
  • Minimum TOEFL Score: n/a
  • Minimum IETLS Score: 5.5
  • % of International Students: < 1%
  • International Testing: Required
  • Total International Students: 33
Required DocumentsTranscripts and Recommendations
  • High School Transcript: Required
  • Recommendations: Considered
  • Admissions Tests Scores: Required
  • Portfolio: Not Considered

Top 5 Popular Programs

  • Health Professions: 18%
  • Agriculture: 16%
  • Engineering: 8%
  • Education: 7%
  • Social Sciences: 7%

Academic Programs

South Dakota State University offers 239 Total Programs in Associate's, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate, Certificate Degree Levels. The most popular area of study for students are degrees in Health Professions. Choose an area to explore below to see detailed degree programs at each degree level.
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Associate's Degree ProgramsSouth Dakota State University offers 7 Associate's Degree Programs
Agriculture
Engineering Technology
  • Construction Engineering Technology, Technician Degree
    • Online
    • Campus
  • Manufacturing Engineering Technology, Technician Degree
Human Sciences
  • Human Development and Family Studies, General Degree
    • Online
    • Campus
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mathematics and Statistics
Social Sciences
Bachelor's Degree ProgramsSouth Dakota State University offers 88 Bachelor's Degree Programs
Agriculture
Architecture
Biological, Biomedical Science
Business, Management, Marketing
Communication
Computer Science
Education
Engineering
Engineering Technology
  • Construction Engineering Technology, Technician Degree
    • Online
    • Campus
  • Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology, Technician Degree
English Literature
  • English Language and Literature, General Degree
    • Online
    • Campus
Ethnic, Gender Studies
Foreign Language, Literature
Health Professions
History
Human Sciences
Interdisciplinary Studies
Legal Studies
  • Energy, Environment, and Natural Resources Law Degree
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mathematics and Statistics
Natural Resources, Conservation
Parks, Leisure Studues
  • Health and Physical Education, Fitness, General Degree
  • Health and Physical Education, Fitness, Other Degree
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General Degree
Physical Sciences
Psychology
Social Sciences
Transportation, Materials Moving
Visual and Performing Arts
Master's Degree ProgramsSouth Dakota State University offers 47 Master's Degree Programs
Agriculture
Architecture
Biological, Biomedical Science
Business, Management, Marketing
  • General Merchandising, Sales, and Related Marketing Operations, Other Degree
    • Online
    • Campus
  • Operations Management and Supervision Degree
Communication
Computer Science
Education
  • Agricultural Teacher Education Degree
    • Online
    • Campus
  • College Student Counseling and Personnel Services Degree
  • Counselor Education, School Counseling and Guidance Services Degree
  • Curriculum and Instruction Degree
    • Online
    • Campus
  • Educational Leadership and Administration, General Degree
    • Online
    • Campus
  • Family and Consumer Sciences, Home Economics Teacher Education Degree
    • Online
    • Campus
Engineering
English Literature
  • English Language and Literature, General Degree
    • Online
    • Campus
Health Professions
Human Sciences
Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, Liberal Studies Degree
    • Online
    • Campus
Mathematics and Statistics
Natural Resources, Conservation
  • Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management Degree
Parks, Leisure Studues
  • Health and Physical Education, Fitness, General Degree
Physical Sciences
Psychology
Social Sciences
Doctorate Degree ProgramsSouth Dakota State University offers 23 Doctorate Degree Programs
Agriculture
Biological, Biomedical Science
Engineering
Health Professions
Human Sciences
Mathematics and Statistics
Natural Resources, Conservation
Physical Sciences
Social Sciences
Certificate ProgramsSouth Dakota State University offers 30 Certificate Programs
Agriculture
Business, Management, Marketing
  • Entrepreneurship, Entrepreneurial Studies Degree
  • General Merchandising, Sales, and Related Marketing Operations, Other Degree
    • Online
    • Campus
Communication
Engineering Technology
  • Drafting and Design Technology, Technician, General Degree
  • Engineering, Industrial Management Degree
    • Online
    • Campus
Health Professions
Human Sciences
Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Intercultural, Multicultural and Diversity Studies Degree
    • Online
    • Campus
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mathematics and Statistics
Public Admin, Social Services
Social Sciences
Visual and Performing Arts

Demographics & Outcomes

Graduation and RetentionGraduation and retention information
  • Graduation Rate Within 150% of Time: 55%
  • Graduation Rate Within 200% of Time: 56%
  • 1st Year Retention: 77%
  • Post Graduation Salary: $45,600
Student Body DemographicsDiversity and Age Data
  • Total Students: 12,104
  • White, non-Hispanic Students: 84%
  • Non-resident, alien: 7%
  • Black Students: 2%
  • Hispanic Students: 2%
  • Two or more races: 2%
  • American Indian, Alaska Native Students: 1%
  • Asian Students: 1%
  • Native Hawaiian, Pacific Isl. Students: <1%
  • Unknown: <1%

Transfer Agreements

To Program9 Agreements with 10 Colleges
Agriculture
Lake Area Technical Institute
Mitchell Technical Institute
Western Dakota Technical Institute
Architecture
Mitchell Technical Institute
Southeast Technical Institute
Business/Management/Marketing
Lake Area Technical Institute
Southeast Technical Institute
Western Dakota Technical Institute
Computer Science
Southeast Technical Institute
Education
Lake Area Technical Institute
Engineering
Lake Area Technical Institute
Minnesota West Community and Technical College
Mitchell Technical Institute
Morningside College
Oglala Lakota College
Southeast Technical Institute
Wayne State College
Western Dakota Technical Institute
General Agreement
Lake Area Technical Institute
Health Professions
Chadron State College
Dakota Wesleyan University
Lake Area Technical Institute
Mitchell Technical Institute
Western Dakota Technical Institute
Natural Resources/Conservation
Lake Area Technical Institute
To College8 Programs
Chadron State College
Health Professions
Dakota Wesleyan University
Health Professions
Lake Area Technical Institute
Agriculture
Business/Management/Marketing
Engineering
General Agreement
Health Professions
Natural Resources/Conservation
Minnesota West Community and Technical College
Engineering
Mitchell Technical Institute
Agriculture
Architecture
Engineering
Health Professions
Morningside College
Engineering
Oglala Lakota College
General Agreement
Southeast Technical Institute
Architecture
Business/Management/Marketing
Computer Science
Engineering
Wayne State College
Engineering
Western Dakota Technical Institute
Agriculture
Business/Management/Marketing
Engineering
Health Professions