South Dakota State University

Acceptance Rate 86.00 %
SAT Average 1,140
2023 Tuition & Fees $12,809
Student Population 11,465
Average Financial Aid Amount Received $5,323

Academic Overview

South Dakota State University Campus, Brookings, SD
South Dakota State University is a public, four-years institute located in Brookings, South Dakota. It is a Research University (high research activity) by Carnegie Classification and its highest degree is Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice.
The 2023 tuition & fees is $9,299 for South Dakota residents and $12,809 for out-of-state students. The graduate school tuition & fees is $9,384 for South Dakota residents and $16,917 for out-of-state students.
The school offers both undergraduate and graduate programs and a total of 11,465 students are enrolled. The acceptance rate of undergraduate school is 86.00% and the graduation rate is 60% last year.
The salary after graduation from South Dakota State University varies by major programs where the average earning after 10 years is $50,200. You can check the average salary by the major programs on the area of study page.

2023 Tuition & Fees

For undergraduate school, in the academic year 2022-2023, South Dakota State's tuition & fees is $9,299 for South Dakota residents and $12,809 for non-residents. For graduate programs, its 2023 average tuition & fees are $9,384 for in-state students and $16,917 for out-of-state students.
Data source for 2023 Tuition: NCES
2023 Tuition & Fees
South Dakota ResidentsOut-of-State
[Chart] 2022-2023 Tuition & Fees

Key Academic Statistics

The following chart illustrates the 2023 key academic statistics at South Dakota State. The acceptance rate of South Dakota State is 86.00% and the yield (enrollment rate) is 40.00%. The average graduation rate is 60% and no students have transferred out from the school.
The average received amount of financial aid is $5,323 and 64% of undergraduate students received grants or scholarship aid. A total of 11,465 students is attending including both undergraduate and graduate students, and the student to faculty ratio is 17 to 1.
Acceptance Rate for South Dakota State University is 86.00 %.
Acceptance Rate
Graduation Rate for South Dakota State University is 60 %
Graduation Rate
Retention Rate for South Dakota State University is 80 %
Retention Rate
Student Population for South Dakota State University is 11,465
Student Population
Student to Faculty Ratio for South Dakota State University is 17 to 1
Student to Faculty Ratio
17 to 1
The average received amount of financial aid is $5,323 at South Dakota State University.
Financial Aid Amount

Directory Information

Directory Information
Address1004 Campanile Ave, Brookings, SD 57007-1898
Online Applicationhttps://www.sdstate.edu/admissions/apply-now
Financial Aidhttps://www.sdstate.edu/admissions/office-financial-aid
Net Price Calculatorhttps://www.sdstate.edu/admissions/office-financial-aid/net-price-calculator
Veterans Tuitionhttps://www.sdstate.edu/veterans-affairs-office/tuition-assistance
Disability Servicehttps://www.sdstate.edu/disability-services

Offered Degrees

South Dakota State offers 217 major programs on-site (in-person class) only. The following table lists the number of programs by offered degree with online class availabilities.
Offered Major Programs
Award LevelTotal Number of ProgramsAvailable Online Class
Doctorate (Research)230
Doctorate (Practical)50
Less Than 1 Year Certificate170
Post-Bachelor's Certificate160
Post-Master's Certificate40

Special Learning Opportunities

South Dakota State University offers online education (distance learning opportunities) for both undergraduate and graduate programs. The school provides ROTC, teacher certification and study abroad - opportunity which a student completes part of the college program studying in another country programs to its students.
Special Learning Opportunities
Online ClassUndergraduate , Graduate
ROTCArmy, Air Force
Weekend/Evening College
Teacher Certification
Study Abroad
Campus Housing
(Dormitory Capacity:4,488)
Board/Meal Plan
(Typical Annual Charge: $4,082)

Veterans Benefits

South Dakota State University has programs, benefits and/or services to veterans, military service members, or their families.
Veterans Benefits
Yellow Ribbon Program
(officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military service members, and their families
Recognized student veteran organization
Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges