General Information About South Dakota State University
The legislature established South Dakota State University as the Comprehensive Land-Grant University to meet the needs of the State and region by providing undergraduate and graduate programs of instruction in the liberal arts and sciences and professional education in agriculture, education, engineering, family and consumer sciences, nursing, pharmacy, and other courses or programs as the Board of Regents may determine.
Institutional statistical data was gathered from the U.S. Department of Education - Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, 2009-2010.
- 4-year, Public
Special Learning Opportunities
- ROTC (Army, Air Force)
- Teacher certification
- Distance learning opportunities
- Study abroad
- General Education Courses
- Career Services available upon completion
- Dual credit
- Credit for life experiences
- Advanced placement (AP) credits
- The acceptance of credits for work experience or military experience are subject to review by the school and cannot be guaranteed.
- Not applicable
- Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
- Associate's degree
- Bachelor's degree
- Postbaccalaureate certificate
- Master's degree
- Post-master's certificate
- Town: Remote
Disability Services Student
- 3% or Less
Admission Total Applicants 4,191 Percent Admitted 93% Men Admitted 93% Women Admitted 94% Full Time Retention Rate 78%
Submitted ACT & SAT Scores
25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score Composite 20 25 English 19 25 Math 19 26 Writing 20 27
Student Demographics Total Enrolled 14,189 Native American 291.0 Asian 143.0 African American 150.0 Hispanic 116.0 Enrolled FullTime Undergraduates 8,884 Enrolled FullTime Graduates 482