South Dakota State University

Brookings, SD

School Background

2022 Undergraduate Enrollment: 8,651
Graduate Enrollment: 1,618
Doctoral Universities: High Research Activity
Highest degree awarded: Graduate
Religious Affiliation: None

Campus Details

Town: Remote (in urban cluster more than 35 miles from an urbanized area)
Four-year, medium, highly residential // full-time, selective, lower transfer-in

Applicant and Admittance Traits

2022 Admission Rate: 87.43%

Male/Female: 44% / 56% (2017)

First generation college students: 20.2% (2017)
Percentage of students who are married when enrolled: 3.7% (2017)
Percentage of students who are veterans: 0.3% (2017)

Test scores for admission: Considered but not required
2022 Median Admit SAT: 1,119
SAT 25th Percentile - 75th: 980 - 1220

2022 Median Admit ACT: 22
ACT 25th Percentile - 75th: 19 - 25

Appliants applying to 2+ schools: 36.9% (2017)
Appliants applying to 3+ schools: 16.9% (2017)
Appliants applying to 4+ schools: 8.8% (2017)
Appliants applying to 5+ schools: 5.1% (2017)

Ethnicity Information

White: 87.2%
Black: 2.0%
Hispanic: 2.6%
Asian: 1.1%
American Indian/Alaska Native: 1.0%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.0%
2+ races: 2.1%
Non-resident alien: 2.8%
Unknown race: 1.2%

Costs & Fees

2022 Average Tuition & Fees (Room/Board/Books): $22,303
In-State tuition: $9,299
Out-of-State tuition: $12,809

Estimated books and supplies: $1,200 (2022)
Estimated on-campus room & board: $8,054 (2022)
Estimated on-campus other fees: $4,063 (2022)

Estimated off-campus room & board: $9,025 (2022)
Estimated off-campus other fees: $4,063 (2022)

Average Family Income: $89,016 (2017)
Median Family Income: $73,000 (2017)

Scholarships & Financial Aid

Percentage of students receiving Pell Grant: 18.5%
Percentage of students with Federal Loans: 49.0%

Median federal loan debt at graduation: $23,250 (2021)
Median federal loan payment: $246 (2021)

Household Income Net Cost
0-$30k $13,901
$30k-48k $15,639
$48k-75k $18,038
$75k-110k $19,546
$110k+ $19,975

Graduate Outcomes & Job Placements

4-year graduation rate: 42%
6-year graduation rate: 60%

1 year post-graduation workforce participation: 98.5% (2020)

Loans

Median federal debt for graduates: $23,250 (2021)
Median federal debt for non-graduates: $8,250 (2021)

Median federal debt for first-generation graduates: $15,531 (2021)
Median federal debt for Pell grant recipient graduates: $18,250 (2021)

Ability to Repay Loans

Graduates, % of Loans in Repayment
(Non-delinquent/default)
Percentage
@1 Year 85.5% (2015)
@3 year 88.9% (2017)
@5 year 92.8% (2017)


1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid (Non-delinquent/default) - Pell Grant Recipients: 65.3% (2015)
1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid - 1st Generation Attendees: 66.0% (2015)

Earnings Power

Median earnings, 1 year post graduation: $47,307 (2020)
Median earnings, 4 years post graduation: $52,135 (2020)

Popular Majors

Type of Degree Major 2022 Graduates Median Federal Debt Median Monthly Payment 1yr Median Earnings (monthly gross) 4yr Median Earnings (monthly gross)
Associate's Degree Agriculture, General. 21
Bachelor's Degree Architecture. 17 $27,000 $286 $52,020 ($4,335)
Master's Degree Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering. 10
Doctoral Degree Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering. 3
Bachelor's Degree Mechanical Engineering. 64 $27,000 $286 $63,215 ($5,268) $77,562 ($6,464)
Master's Degree Mechanical Engineering. 18
Bachelor's Degree Electrical Engineering Technologies/Technicians. 5
Bachelor's Degree Construction Engineering Technologies. 35 $25,000 $225 $67,731 ($5,644) $65,735 ($5,478)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Engineering-Related Fields. 7
Bachelor's Degree Germanic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 2
Bachelor's Degree Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 31 $40,427 ($3,369)
Bachelor's Degree Family and Consumer Economics and Related Studies. 26 $23,789 $232 $39,886 ($3,324) $45,377 ($3,781)
Master's Degree Family and Consumer Economics and Related Studies. 2
Master's Degree Foods, Nutrition, and Related Services. 21
Doctoral Degree Foods, Nutrition, and Related Services. 2
Graduate/Professional Certificate Foods, Nutrition, and Related Services. 11
Associate's Degree Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services. 6
Bachelor's Degree Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services. 62 $24,500 $239 $33,589 ($2,799) $40,526 ($3,377)
Master's Degree Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services. 3
Bachelor's Degree Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management. 22 $25,093 $265 $31,556 ($2,630) $44,584 ($3,715)
Bachelor's Degree Health and Physical Education/Fitness. 42 $25,500 $255 $38,376 ($3,198) $50,215 ($4,185)
Master's Degree Health and Physical Education/Fitness. 9
Bachelor's Degree Chemistry. 4
Master's Degree Chemistry. 16
Doctoral Degree Chemistry. 6
Bachelor's Degree Physics. 2
Bachelor's Degree Psychology, General. 50 $25,608 $265 $33,941 ($2,828) $42,502 ($3,542)
Master's Degree Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology. 25 $466 $43,253 ($3,604) $44,397 ($3,700)
Bachelor's Degree Economics. 62 $26,062 $265 $42,067 ($3,506) $57,087 ($4,757)
Master's Degree Economics. 5
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Geography and Cartography. 2
Bachelor's Degree Geography and Cartography. 19
Master's Degree Geography and Cartography. 1
Bachelor's Degree Political Science and Government. 25 $25,000 $257 $57,402 ($4,784)
Associate's Degree Sociology. 2
Bachelor's Degree Sociology. 51 $26,000 $246 $37,080 ($3,090) $41,490 ($3,458)
Master's Degree Sociology. 4
Doctoral Degree Sociology. 1
Bachelor's Degree Air Transportation. 13
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Design and Applied Arts. 2
Bachelor's Degree Design and Applied Arts. 27 $27,000 $286 $37,648 ($3,137) $48,237 ($4,020)
Bachelor's Degree Agriculture, General. 52 $20,000 $207 $50,769 ($4,231) $51,282 ($4,274)
Bachelor's Degree Agricultural Business and Management. 64 $22,557 $233 $48,746 ($4,062) $55,074 ($4,590)
Bachelor's Degree Agricultural Mechanization. 29 $22,000 $233 $53,569 ($4,464) $62,961 ($5,247)
Bachelor's Degree Agricultural Production Operations. 5
Bachelor's Degree Applied Horticulture and Horticultural Business Services. 6 $42,482 ($3,540)
Bachelor's Degree Agricultural Public Services. 31
Bachelor's Degree Animal Sciences. 115 $23,162 $226 $43,547 ($3,629) $47,937 ($3,995)
Master's Degree Animal Sciences. 10
Doctoral Degree Animal Sciences. 6
Bachelor's Degree Food Science and Technology. 7
Master's Degree Food Science and Technology. 1
Bachelor's Degree Plant Sciences. 49 $23,125 $235 $54,601 ($4,550) $58,296 ($4,858)
Master's Degree Plant Sciences. 16
Doctoral Degree Plant Sciences. 1
Graduate/Professional Certificate Plant Sciences. 1
Bachelor's Degree Natural Resources Conservation and Research. 10
Doctoral Degree Natural Resources Conservation and Research. 2
Bachelor's Degree Wildlife and Wildlands Science and Management. 42 $24,798 $215 $33,134 ($2,761) $42,593 ($3,549)
Master's Degree Wildlife and Wildlands Science and Management. 5
Doctoral Degree Wildlife and Wildlands Science and Management. 2
Master's Degree Architecture. 13
Bachelor's Degree Apparel and Textiles. 6 $32,529 ($2,711)
Bachelor's Degree Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies. 12 $26,718 $255
Bachelor's Degree English Language and Literature, General. 13 $25,200 $244 $43,704 ($3,642)
Master's Degree English Language and Literature, General. 3
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities. 7
Associate's Degree Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities. 53 $12,000 $127
Bachelor's Degree Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities. 51 $29,731 $214 $42,637 ($3,553) $45,130 ($3,761)
Bachelor's Degree Biology, General. 87 $27,000 $274 $30,897 ($2,575) $43,780 ($3,648)
Master's Degree Biology, General. 15
Doctoral Degree Biology, General. 3
Bachelor's Degree Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology. 7
Doctoral Degree Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology. 4
Doctoral Degree Botany/Plant Biology. 1
Bachelor's Degree Microbiological Sciences and Immunology. 8
Master's Degree Microbiological Sciences and Immunology. 8
Doctoral Degree Microbiological Sciences and Immunology. 2
Bachelor's Degree Biotechnology. 10
Bachelor's Degree Mathematics. 25 $18,000 $193 $42,145 ($3,512) $48,395 ($4,033)
Master's Degree Mathematics. 6
Doctoral Degree Applied Mathematics. 1
Bachelor's Degree Statistics. 5
Master's Degree Statistics. 6
Graduate/Professional Certificate Statistics. 6
Bachelor's Degree International/Global Studies. 5
Bachelor's Degree Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft. 7
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Fine and Studio Arts. 17
Bachelor's Degree Fine and Studio Arts. 4
Bachelor's Degree Music. 3
Bachelor's Degree Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions. 13
Master's Degree Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions. 3
Bachelor's Degree Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science/Research and Allied Professions. 25 $31,000 $281 $62,341 ($5,195) $67,472 ($5,623)
Master's Degree Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions. 4
Bachelor's Degree Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration. 75 $26,000 $265
Doctoral Degree Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration. 4
First Professional Degree Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration. 78 $129,350 ($10,779)
Bachelor's Degree Public Health. 4
Master's Degree Public Health. 6
Bachelor's Degree Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition Services. 19 $47,095 ($3,925)
Master's Degree Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition Services. 5
Bachelor's Degree Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 298 $28,000 $249 $64,549 ($5,379) $64,471 ($5,373)
Master's Degree Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 23 $523 $98,396 ($8,200)
Doctoral Degree Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 1
First Professional Degree Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 28 $609 $108,187 ($9,016) $121,977 ($10,165)
Bachelor's Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 14 $59,618 ($4,968)
Master's Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 7
Bachelor's Degree Business/Managerial Economics. 16 $23,573 $217
Bachelor's Degree Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations. 22 $26,031 $258 $37,997 ($3,166) $43,932 ($3,661)
Bachelor's Degree Hospitality Administration/Management. 25 $27,000 $263 $34,803 ($2,900) $46,078 ($3,840)
Master's Degree General Sales, Merchandising and Related Marketing Operations. 2
Bachelor's Degree History. 20 $26,977 $276 $35,513 ($2,959) $46,676 ($3,890)
Bachelor's Degree Landscape Architecture. 8
Bachelor's Degree Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies. 1
Bachelor's Degree Communication and Media Studies. 21 $25,500 $270 $35,719 ($2,977)
Master's Degree Communication and Media Studies. 15
Bachelor's Degree Journalism. 17 $39,514 ($3,293)
Master's Degree Journalism. 8
Bachelor's Degree Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication. 21 $27,000 $260 $37,132 ($3,094) $41,835 ($3,486)
Bachelor's Degree Computer and Information Sciences, General. 25 $22,748 $228 $66,496 ($5,541) $89,959 ($7,497)
Master's Degree Computer and Information Sciences, General. 43
Master's Degree Curriculum and Instruction. 20
Master's Degree Educational Administration and Supervision. 21 $56,979 ($4,748)
Master's Degree Student Counseling and Personnel Services. 25 $45,383 ($3,782)
Bachelor's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods. 63 $25,937 $258 $38,581 ($3,215) $38,000 ($3,167)
Bachelor's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas. 55 $26,000 $257 $40,150 ($3,346) $46,260 ($3,855)
Master's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas. 7
Master's Degree Engineering, General. 6
Bachelor's Degree Agricultural Engineering. 12 $63,419 ($5,285)
Master's Degree Agricultural Engineering. 5
Bachelor's Degree Civil Engineering. 46 $27,000 $246 $63,656 ($5,305) $67,561 ($5,630)
Master's Degree Civil Engineering. 22
Doctoral Degree Civil Engineering. 2
Bachelor's Degree Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering. 14 $70,869 ($5,906) $91,422 ($7,619)


Campus Resources

Average faculty salary: $79,740
Full time faculty: 79%

Undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio: 17.0

School's endowment start of year: $176,585,111 (2022)
School's endowment end of year: $225,563,332 (2022)