South Dakota State University

Acceptance Rate 90 %
SAT Average 1,155
Tuition & Fees $12,675
Student Population 12,104
Average Financial Aid Amount Received $4,847

Academic Overview

South Dakota State University Campus, Brookings, SD
South Dakota State University is a public, 4 or more 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 2021 tuition & fees are $9,200 for South Dakota residents and $12,675 for out-of-state students. The school offers both undergraduate and graduate programs and a total of 12,104 students are enrolled. The acceptance rate of undergraduate school is 90% and the graduation rate is 56% 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.

2021 Tuition & Fees

For undergraduate school, in the academic year 2020-2021, tuition and fees of South Dakota State University are $9,200 for South Dakota residents and $12,675 for non-residents. For graduate schools, its 2021 tuition and fees are $9,285 for in-state students and $16,743 for out-of-state students.
South Dakota State University 2021 Tuition & Fees
South Dakota ResidentsOut-of-State
[Chart] 2020-2021 Tuition & Fees

Key Academic Statistics

The following chart illustrates the 2021 key academic statistics at South Dakota State. The acceptance rate of South Dakota State is 90% and the yield (enrollment rate) is 40%. The average graduation rate is 56% and no students have transferred out from the school. The average received amount of financial aid is $4,847 and 56% of undergraduate students received grants or scholarship aid. A total of 12,104 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 90 %.
Acceptance Rate
Graduation Rate for South Dakota State University is 56 %
Graduation Rate
Retention Rate for South Dakota State University is 76 %
Retention Rate
Student Population for South Dakota State University is 12,104
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 $4,847 at South Dakota State University.
Financial Aid Amount

Offered Degrees

South Dakota State offers 196 major programs through online and on-site education where 45 programs are available through distance learning. 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
Less than one year certificate154
Associate's Degree74
Bachelor's Degree889
Post Bachelor's Degree129
Master's Degree4716
Post Master's Degree43
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship210
Doctor's degree - professional practice20

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:4,397)
Board/Meal Plan
(Typical Annual Charge: $4,097)

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