South Dakota State University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$7,773
2022 Average Net Price
$18,160
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
0.78%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
86.1%
6,364 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
11,327
72% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
59.3%
1,279 Graduates

About

South Dakota State University is a higher education institution located in Brookings County, SD. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at South Dakota State University were Registered Nursing (336 degrees awarded), Mechanical Engineering (95 degrees), and Business & Managerial Economics (85 degrees).

In 2022, 2,703 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at South Dakota State University. 57.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 42.5% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (2,288 degrees), 41.6 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (55 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at South Dakota State University is $7,773, which is $−22,377 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at South Dakota State University is $7,773, which is $−22,377 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $18,160.

In 2022, 88% of undergraduate students attending South Dakota State University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 46% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$7,773
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at South Dakota State University was $7,773. The cost of tuition at South Dakota State University is $−22,377 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

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Average Net Price

$18,160
2022 Value
1.69%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 South Dakota State University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $18,160. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of South Dakota State University grew by 1.69%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,540
Room and Board
$1,200
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at South Dakota State University was of $8,540 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 0.642% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

88%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
46%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

88% of undergraduate students at South Dakota State University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 37.5% with respect to 2021, when 64% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
0.78%
2019 Default Rate
22
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at South Dakota State University was 0.78%, which represents 22 out of the 2821 total borrowers.

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Admissions

South Dakota State University received 6,364 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 10.2% annual growth. Out of those 6,364 applicants, 5,478 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 86.1% acceptance rate.

There were 11,327 students enrolled at South Dakota State University in 2022. 3% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

South Dakota State University has an overall enrollment yield of 40%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

86.1%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
5,478
Accepted Out of 6,364

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of South Dakota State University was 86.1% (5,478 admissions from 6,364 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 87.4%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 10.2%, while admissions grew by 8.52%..

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SAT Scores

3%
Submission Percentage (2022)
65
Scores Submitted (2022)

3% of enrolled first-time students at South Dakota State University in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

South Dakota State University had a total enrollment of 11,327 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at South Dakota State University is 8,155 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,172. This means that 72% of students enrolled at South Dakota State University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at South Dakota State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 83.3% White, 2.71% Hispanic or Latino, 2.14% Two or More Races, 1.6% Black or African American, 1.34% Asian, 1.29% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.053% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at South Dakota State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (46.4%), followed by White Male (40.5%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (1.37%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (42.3%), followed by White Male (22.1%) and Two or More Races Male (1.09%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

72%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at South Dakota State University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 11,327 students. The full-time enrollment at South Dakota State University is 8,155 and the part-time enrollment is 3,172. This means that 72% of students enrolled at South Dakota State University are enrolled full-time compared with 77.4% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

79%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at South Dakota State University was 79%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (84%), South Dakota State University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    9,438 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    307 enrolled students
  3. Two or More Races
    242 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at South Dakota State University is 83.3% White, 2.71% Hispanic or Latino, 2.14% Two or More Races, 1.6% Black or African American, 1.34% Asian, 1.29% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.053% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Doctoral Universities is 47.5% White, 15.5% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.58% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 234 students (2.07%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 407 more women than men received degrees from South Dakota State University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at South Dakota State University is white (2,288 degrees awarded). There were 41.6 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (55 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at South Dakota State University is Registered Nursing (336 degrees awarded), followed by Mechanical Engineering (95 degrees) and Business & Managerial Economics (85 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at South Dakota State University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Human Sciences (130 degrees awarded), Math & Statistics (84 degrees), and Engineering (209 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at South Dakota State University are Software developers (480,461 people), Other managers (388,639 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (350,544 people), Civil engineers (281,504 people), and Mechanical engineers (206,537 people).

The most specialized majors at South Dakota State University in 2022 are Human Sciences (130 degrees awarded), Math & Statistics (84 degrees), Engineering (209 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (78 degrees), and History (32 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at South Dakota State University are Diagnostic medical sonographers, Podiatrists, Surgeons, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at South Dakota State University are Human Sciences (130 degrees awarded), Math & Statistics (84 degrees), Engineering (209 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (78 degrees), and History (32 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at South Dakota State University are Computer Systems Design (537,996 people), Elementary & secondary schools (447,180 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (436,083 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (347,209 people), and Construction (318,813 people).

The most specialized majors at South Dakota State University are Human Sciences (130 degrees awarded), Math & Statistics (84 degrees), Engineering (209 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (78 degrees), and History (32 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by South Dakota State University.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 336 degrees awarded
  2. 95 degrees awarded
  3. 85 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at South Dakota State University was Registered Nursing with 336 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

1,148
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
1,555
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 1,148 degrees were awarded to men at South Dakota State University, which is 0.738 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,555).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 97 degrees were awarded to men at South Dakota State University in Mechanical Engineering, which is 10.8 times more than the 9 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 329 degrees were awarded to men at South Dakota State University in Registered Nursing, which is 6.09 times more than the 54 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

41%
100% Completion Time
59%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 41% of students graduating from South Dakota State University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 59% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 60% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
White Female
Highest Graduation Rate (63.9%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at South Dakota State University is Female and White (63.9% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 0.0782% of graduates (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    2,288 degrees awarded
  2. Two or More Races
    55 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    54 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at South Dakota State University is white (2,288 degrees awarded). There were 41.6 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (55 degrees).

0.629% of degree recipients (17 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    1,329 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    959 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    38 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at South Dakota State University is white female (1,329 degrees awarded). There were 1.39 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (959 degrees).

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Operations

South Dakota State University has an endowment valued at nearly $215M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of 350k (0.163%) compared to the 1.13% average return (4.2M on 373M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2022, South Dakota State University had a total salary expenditure of 316M. South Dakota State University employs 113 Professors, 100 Assistant professors and 96 Associate professors. Most academics at South Dakota State University are Male Professor (77), Male Associate professor (62), and Female Lecturer (55).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at South Dakota State University are: Management, with 209 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 170 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 151 employees.

Endowment

$215M
2022 Endowment
4.67%
decline from 2021

South Dakota State University has an endowment valued at about $215M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of South Dakota State University declined 4.67% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $158M lower than than the median endowment of Doctoral Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$126M
2022 Salaries
2.94%
growth from 2021

In 2022, South Dakota State University paid a median of $126M in salaries, which represents 39.8% of their overall expenditure ($316M) and a 2.94% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 246M (41.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$42M
Instructional Salaries
472
Number of Employees

In 2022, South Dakota State University paid a total of $42M to 472 employees working as instructors, which represents 33.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $73.7M (30%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
113 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
209 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at South Dakota State University were Professor with 113 employees, Assistant professor with 100 employees, and Associate professor with 96 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at South Dakota State University were Management with 209 employees, Office and Administrative Support with 170 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 151 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Professor
  2. Male Associate professor
  3. Female Lecturer

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at South Dakota State University was Male Professor with 77 employees, Male Associate professor with 62 employees, and Female Lecturer with 55 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at South Dakota State University.

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