South Dakota State University
Brookings, SD 57007-1898

Overview

Type 4 year
Control Public
Campus size Medium
Campus locale Town
Degrees offered Undergrad & Graduate
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 12,600
Religious affiliation None
Students with disability 4%
Student to faculty ratio 17:1
Campus housing
Dormitory capacity 4,825 students
Freshmen are required
to live on campus
No
Types of Programs Offered
Academic
No
Occupational
No
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
No
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
No
High school education
No
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
No
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
ROTC - Army
No
ROTC - Navy
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
No
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates

Admission

91%
Acceptance Rate
(Fall 2016)

South Dakota State University is less selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 5,173 applications and 4,695 students were granted admission. South Dakota State University is at the #89 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.

Among other admission requirements, applicants must submit ACT or SAT test scores in order to get their application considered. In Fall 2016, 96% of the enrollees submitted ACT scores and 3% submitted SAT scores.

Test Scores

Students admitted and enrolled in Fall 2016 have test scores in the following ranges.
SAT890 to 1160
ACT20 to 26

Application Fee

$20
Undergrad students
$35
Graduate students
Learn more about admission requirments

Tuition & Fees

South Dakota State University charges different tuition rate depending on students residency. In 2016-2017 academic year, students from out of state paid $10,386 and in-state students paid $7,155.

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

$21,421
Average Net Price
(2016-2017)
National Average = $12,440
$7,155
In State Tuition
(2016-2017)
National Average = $6,695
$10,386
Out of State Tuition
(2016-2017)
National Average = $17,196
Learn more about tuition & fees

Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 90% of South Dakota State University's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 25% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,038 (which is 8.9% below the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at South Dakota State University in 2016-2017, was 1,376, which is 65% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $5,641 (which is 6.4% above the national average.)

$4,038
Average
Pell Grant
(2016-2017)
National Average = $4,432
$5,641
Average
Federal Loan
(2016-2017)
National Average = $5,302
90%
Financial aid
awarded
(2016-2017)
National Average = 85%
Learn more about financial aid

Student Body

In Fall 2016, South Dakota State University has enrolled a total of 12,600 students (9,001 students full-time and 3,599 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 12,600 students, 533 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 47% men and 53% women and 10,946 students were enrolled for undergraduate programs and 1,654 for graduates studies.

The institution also enrolled 1,472 students for distance studies.

12,600
Total Enrollment
533
Transfers

Student Diversity

White: 84%

Non-resident alien: 8%

Two or more races: 2%

Hispanic: 2%

Black/African American: 2%

Asian: 1%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 1%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%

Majors

Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at South Dakota State University.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Health Professions And Related Programs 25% 1,360 23
Engineering 9% 462
Family And Consumer Sciences/human Sciences 8% 423 22
Education 7% 401 43
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities 4% 240 34
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 4% 214 9
Psychology 4% 206
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies 3% 158
Natural Resources And Conservation 3% 144
Engineering Technologies And Engineering-related Fields 2% 126

Graduation & Dropout Rates

53%
Graduation rate
national average: 46%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of South Dakota State University full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

2%
Still enrolled
45%
Dropout rate
--
Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Earnings After College

$36,100
Median Annual Income
national average: $32,738

The typical median income of South Dakota State University graduates 6 years after enrollment is $36,100. Last year, out of the total 3,342 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 3,208 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 3,854 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 3,584 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $36,100 $42,000
Employment Rate 96% 93%
Total Graduates 3,342 3,854

Campus Location

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