South Dakota State University: Review & Facts

Overall Rating: Overall Ranking - OustandingQuality: Education Quality Rating - OustandingSafety: Capmus Safety Rating - PoorCosts: Tuition & Fees Cost Rating - Excellent
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South Dakota State University is a medium four-year, public school with 12,585 students enrolled. This college was founded in 1881 and is the only college located in Brookings, South Dakota.

Academic Offerings



Majors
Offered
100
At South Dakota State University you can receive your several-month certificate, associate's degree, bachelor's degree, postbaccalaureate certificate, master's degree, postmaster certificate, or doctoral degree.

South Dakota State University implements a semester-based curriculum calendar system and provides 100 majors. The most popular concentrations are Nursing, Agriculture, Engineering, Economics, and Work and Family Studies. Read the details about Majors offered at this college and see prorgam Ratings compared to other schools and colleges.
It is important to know student retention and graduation rates when you apply to a school to get your diploma or to engage in a long-term study; high retention and graduation rates are typically a positive sign. Nevertheless, if you plan to transfer or take non-credit coursework, these metrics are not important.

Student Retention
75%
South Dakota State University student retention rate is fair at 75% (well above South Dakota average). Considering this statistic, apparently students enjoy their stay at this school.

The graduation rate at South Dakota State University is below average: 53%.

Student to faculty ratio at South Dakota State University is decent: 17:1. Read more regarding instructors at this college in the Faculty & Salaries report.

Tuition and Loans



Tuition and fees per year
$9,500
Average tuition charges are low, around $5,900 per year. The additional fees at South Dakota State University beyond tuition are nearly $3,600; which makes it a total of $9,500 a year.

Read the details about South Dakota State University additional charges as well as availability of loans and likelyhood of repayning them upon graduation in the Tuition & Loans report for this college.

Admissions Information



Acceptance
Rate
92%
As reported in recent data, 4,725 applications were submitted and 4,331 were accepted; so it is very easy to be accepted at this school.

The college will consider accepting dual credits, credits for life experience, and advanced placement credits for admission.

Read more about admissions as well applicants test score statistics at South Dakota State University in the Admissions and Tests report for this college.

Opportunities and Services



Dormatory
Annual Price
$2,800
South Dakota State University provides a distance learning option and study abroad programs.

There are options for on-campus part-time employment at South Dakota State University, which allows students to cover some of the tuition expenses. Additionally, this school helps students to evaluate their career options and to find a full-time job upon graduation.

Safety
Grade
D
South Dakota State University offers on-campus housing. Dormitory capacity at this college accommodates about 4,000 students, which offers a decent on-campus housing option. The room price is relatively low - around $2,800 a year.

Army and Air Force ROTC programs are available at South Dakota State University. Reserve Officers' Training Corps commissioning programs typically imply elective classes in addition to required college curriculum, possible funding for your tuition, and an obligation to serve upon graduation.

ROTC
Available
Yes
It is important to keep in mind that enrolling in a ROTC course does not commit you to serve unless you have obtained a ROTC scholarship, grant, or any other funding.

Based on the college crime numbers, South Dakota State University seems to be a relatively dangerous school. Read the details in the Campus Crime report for this college.

South Dakota State University Location and Maps



Post Address: South Dakota State University, Administration Lane, Brookings, South Dakota 57007-1898, USA
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