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IPEDS ID: 219356
OPE ID: 00347100
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South Dakota State University
Administration Lane, Brookings, South Dakota 57007-1898
General information:  (800) 952-3541
Type:  4-year, Public
Awards offered:  Less than one year certificate
Associate's degree
Bachelor's degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master's degree
Post-master's certificate
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Doctor's degree - professional practice
Campus setting:  Town: Remote
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  12,543 (10,937 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  17 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC (Army, Air Force)
Teacher certification
Distance education opportunities - undergraduate level
Distance education opportunities - graduate level
Study abroad
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2014Full timePart time
Total faculty748161
Research and public service20011
Total graduate assistants-529
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2012-20132013-20142014-20152015-2016% change 2014-2015 to 2015-2016
Tuition and fees
Books and supplies$1,140$1,174$1,500$1,5000.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$6,246$6,644$9,000$9,4505.0%
Off Campus
Room and board$7,580$7,740$9,493$9,4930.0%
Off Campus with Family
Total Expenses2012-20132013-20142014-20152015-2016% change 2014-2015 to 2015-2016
On Campus$18,616$19,446$25,011$25,9203.6%
Off Campus$20,496$21,118$26,473$26,9321.7%
Off Campus with Family$12,916$13,018$15,384$15,8433.0%
On Campus$20,562$21,528$27,783$28,8013.7%
Off Campus$22,442$23,200$29,245$29,8131.9%
Off Campus with Family$14,862$15,100$18,156$18,7243.1%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2015-2016
In-state tuition$5,264
In-state fees$3,065
Out-of-state tuition$11,142
Out-of-state fees$3,065
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2013-2014
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid12,00091%————
Grant or scholarship aid1,47167%$5,780,165$3,929
Federal grants59427%$2,452,836$4,129
Pell grants58027%$2,201,635$3,796
Other federal grants41319%$251,201$608
State/local government grant or scholarships47122%$465,187$988
Institutional grants or scholarships1,16553%$2,862,142$2,457
Student loan aid1,47067%$10,828,359$7,366
Federal student loans1,45166%$7,913,362$5,454
Other student loans34516%$2,914,997$8,449
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid16,42559%$27,942,302$4,349
Pell grants2,84826%$11,005,884$3,864
Federal student loans6,57660%$42,603,870$6,479
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price$13,753$14,716$15,380
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2011-20122012-20132013-2014
$0 – $30,000$11,317$12,199$12,830
$30,001 – $48,000$12,534$12,987$13,764
$48,001 – $75,000$15,136$15,996$16,176
$75,001 – $110,000$16,438$17,335$17,770
$110,001 and more$16,333$17,324$17,990
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2014
Total enrollment12,543
Undergraduate enrollment10,937
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment561
Graduate enrollment1,606
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 79%
Part-time: 21%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 47%
Female: 53%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 1%
Asian: 1%
Black or African American: 2%
Hispanic/Latino: 2%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 89%
Two or more races: 2%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 0%
Non-resident alien: 3%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 87%
25 and over: 13%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 56%
Out-of-state: 41%
Foreign countries: 2%
Unknown: 0%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2013.
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 33%
Part-time: 67%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 7%
Enrolled in some distance education: 22%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 71%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 15%
Enrolled in some distance education: 7%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 78%
Undergraduate application fee (2015-2016): $20
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2014
Number of applicants5,1332,5462,587
Percent admitted92%91%93%
Percent admitted who enrolled48%46%50%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school rankX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
Test Scores: Fall 2014 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
*  25% of students scored at or below
** 25% of students scored above
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
SAT Critical Reading430560
SAT Math460610
ACT Composite2026
ACT English1925
ACT Math1926
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Student retention:
Full-time students: 77%
Part-time students: 45%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2013 and Returned in Fall 2014
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 64 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2014.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 57%
(*) Transfer-out rate:
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • (*) Not all institutions report transfer-out rates.
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rates

Bachelor’s degree graduation rates measure the percentage of entering students beginning their studies full-time and are planning to get a bachelor’s degree and who complete their degree program within a specified amount of time.

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Bachelor's degree rate:
[Began in Fall 2006]
4-year: 27%
6-year: 56%
8-year: 58%
[Began in Fall 2008]
4-year: 29%
6-year: 58%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2006 or Fall 2008
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Male: 56%
Female: 60%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 25%
Asian: 41%
Black or African American: 17%
Hispanic/Latino: 41%
White: 60%
Two or more races: 35%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 11%
Non-resident alien: 70%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2014-2015
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramAssociateBachelorMasterDoctorUndergraduate
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
  • d identifies programs and award levels that are offered as a distance education program. For program category totals, d is shown if one or more programs in the category are offered as a distance education program.
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences
Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations-48----
Agricultural Communication/Journalism-6----
Agricultural Economics-6--3d-
Agricultural Mechanization, General-25----
Agricultural Public Services, Other-5----
Agriculture, General1730----
Agronomy and Crop Science-5868--
Animal Sciences, General-56310d0d
Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General-6----
Dairy Science-20----
Food Science-0----
Landscaping and Groundskeeping-15----
Range Science and Management-7---0d
Category total17282993d0d
Architecture and Related Services
Landscape Architecture-0----
Category total-160---
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
American Indian/Native American Studies-0----
Category total-0----
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General-892014--
Microbiology, General-9----
Category total-1092015--
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies-22--6-
General Merchandising, Sales, and Related Marketing Operations, Other--0d--0d
Hospitality Administration/Management, General-16----
Hotel/Motel Administration/Management-0----
Operations Management and Supervision-136---
Category total-516d-60d
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Health Communication-----0
Journalism, Other--8---
Mass Communication/Media Studies--7d---
Speech Communication and Rhetoric-12----
Category total-5315d--0
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General-249-0-
Category total-249-0-
Agricultural Teacher Education-110d---
Art Teacher Education-6----
College Student Counseling and Personnel Services--5---
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services--5---
Curriculum and Instruction--6d---
Early Childhood Education and Teaching-60----
Educational Leadership and Administration, General--12d---
Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education-61d---
Health Teacher Education-8----
Music Teacher Education-6----
Technical Teacher Education-1----
Category total-9829d---
Agricultural Engineering-540-0d
Civil Engineering, General-31200--
Computer Software Engineering-0----
Electrical and Electronics Engineering-13124--
Engineering Physics/Applied Physics-0----
Engineering, General--0---
Mechanical Engineering-599---
Category total-108454-0d
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician-31----
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician-4----
Engineering/Industrial Management-51--0
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician-0----
Category total-401--0
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General-149---
Rhetoric and Composition-2----
Category total-169---
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Apparel and Textile Marketing Management-12----
Consumer Economics-37----
Consumer Services and Advocacy--2d--0d
Family and Community Services--1d---
Family Resource Management Studies, General--4--0d
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General-700-2
Human Development and Family Studies, General-54----
Human Nutrition--103--
Work and Family Studies--1---
Category total-11018d3-2d
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
French Language and Literature-5----
German Language and Literature-1----
Spanish Language and Literature-17----
Category total-23----
Health Professions and Related Programs
Athletic Training/Trainer-164---
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist-28d----
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing---22-0
Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling--0---
Mental Health Counseling/Counselor--0---
Nursing Education-----0
Nursing Science---7--
Pharmaceutical Sciences---7--
Public Health, General--0d---
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse-332d12d--0
Category total-462d17d121-0
History, General-23----
Category total-23----
Legal Professions and Studies
Energy, Environment, and Natural Resources Law-0----
Category total-0----
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
General Studies28d15d--0-
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies-13d----
Category total28d28d--0-
Mathematics and Statistics
Computational Mathematics---4--
Mathematics, General-318---
Statistics, General--9---
Category total-31174--
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
International/Global Studies-4----
Category total-4----
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science-11-3--
Natural Resources Management and Policy-0----
Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management-59174--
Category total-70177--
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General-2710---
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, Other-24----
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General-17----
Category total-6810---
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General-313--
Physics, General-3----
Category total-613--
Counseling Psychology--42---
Psychology, General-57----
Category total-5742---
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Community Organization and Advocacy-----0d
Category total-----0d
Social Sciences
Economics, General-756---
Geographic Information Science and Cartography-2--3-
Political Science and Government, General-12----
Category total-130d21d53-
Transportation and Materials Moving
Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science and Technology, General-1----
Aviation/Airway Management and Operations-1----
Flight Instructor-11----
Category total-13----
Visual and Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation----10-
Ceramic Arts and Ceramics----0-
Digital Arts----3-
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General-5----
Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other----1-
Fine/Studio Arts, General-4----
Graphic Design-26--6-
Interior Design-6----
Music Management-0----
Music, General-4----
Visual and Performing Arts, General-0--0-
Category total-45--25-
Grand total451,867286171372
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Recognized student veteran organization
Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
Educational Benefits, 2013-2014
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 197
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 20
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 144
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 1
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution (*)
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: $5,893
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: $5,162
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: $2,528
  • (*) One or more average amounts of benefits/assistance are withheld to preserve the privacy of individuals.
Full-time students: 38%
Part-time students: 67%
Retention rate is the percentage of undergraduate students who began their studies in academic year 2013-14 and returned in academic year 2014-15
2014-2015 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division I-AA MenWomen
All Track Combined113138
Swimming and Diving2131
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission(!)1/1/1916 - 1/1/1917Terminated
(!)1/1/1920 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
Didactic Program in Dietetics10/1/1976 -  Accredited
Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
Pharmacy (PHAR) - Professional degree programs7/24/1939 -  Accredited
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels9/29/2001 -  Accredited
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels9/29/2001 -  Accredited
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs(!)9/1/1974 -  Accredited
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools1/1/1960 -  Accredited
  • (!) Estimated date
2014 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201220132014
Illegal weapons possession010
Drug law violations505940
Liquor law violations192244105
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201220132014
Illegal weapons possession010
Drug law violations232333
Liquor law violations11415089
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201220132014
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible23
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)00
Statutory rape0
Aggravated assault001
Motor vehicle theft011
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201220132014
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible12
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)00
Statutory rape0
Aggravated assault001
Motor vehicle theft000
  • (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • As of the 2015 data collection (2014 data onwards), statistics for Sex offenses - Forcible and Sex offenses - Non-forcible are no longer collected. Rape, Fondling, Incest and Statutory rape statistics were not collected prior to the 2015 data collection.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201220112010
Default rate4.6%4.2%5.1%
Number in default150125136
Number in repayment3,2592,9582,631
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)