South Dakota School of Mines and Technology: Review & Facts

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South Dakota School of Mines and Technology is a small four-year, public school with 3,230 students enrolled. This school was founded in 1885 and is one of the 5 colleges and schools located in Rapid City, South Dakota.

Academic Offerings



Majors
Offered
29
Fair
South Dakota School of Mines and Technology will give you the opportunity to get an associate's degree, bachelor's degree, postbaccalaureate certificate, master's degree, postmaster certificate, or doctoral degree.

South Dakota School of Mines and Technology deploys a semester-based curriculum calendar system and offers 29 majors. The most popular concentrations are Engineering, Chemistry, Computer Science, Geology, and Physics. Read the details about Majors offered at this college and see prorgam Ratings versus other colleges.


Student Retention
77%
Good
It is important to know student retention and graduation rates before 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 good sign. However, if you plan to transfer or take non-credit coursework, these metrics are not important.

The rate of student retention at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology is fair at 77% (well above South Dakota average). Considering this statistic, apparently students enjoy their stay at this school.

Students to Faculty Ratio
15 : 1
Low
The graduation rate at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology is below average: 50%. About 17% of the school's undergraduate students transfer to other colleges.

Student to faculty ratio at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology is pretty decent, 15:1. Read more details about faculty and instruction at this college in the Faculty & Salaries report.

Tuition and Loans



Tuition and fees per year
$15,000
Medium
Average tuition price is low - around $7,600 per academic year. The additional fees at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology (not included in tuition costs) are nearly $7,400; which comes to a total of $15,000 per year.

Read the details about South Dakota School of Mines and Technology additional charges as well as availability of loans and likelyhood of repaying them upon graduation in the Tuition & Loans report for this college.

Admissions Information



Acceptance
Rate
84%
Easy
According to government data, 1,479 applications were submitted and 1,246 were accepted; so it is easy to become a student at this school.

South Dakota School of Mines and Technology might accept dual credits and advanced placement credits earned prior to admission.

Find out more about admissions as well applicants test score statistics at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology in the Admissions and Tests report for this institution.

Opportunities and Services



Dormatory
Annual Price
$3,800
Medium
South Dakota School of Mines and Technology offers a distance education program and study abroad programs.

There are options for on-campus part-time employment at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, 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
C-
Unsafe
South Dakota School of Mines and Technology provides on-campus housing. Dormitory capacity at this college accommodates approximately 900 students, which provides a viable on-campus housing option. The room price is relatively low, around $3,800 annually.

Army ROTC programs are available at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology. 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 received a ROTC scholarship, grant, or any other funding.

Based on the college crime numbers, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology seems to be a relatively unsafe school. Read the details in the Campus Crime report for this college.

South Dakota School of Mines and Technology Location and Maps



Post Address: South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, 501 E Saint Joseph St, Rapid City, South Dakota 57701-3995, USA
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