South Dakota School of Mines and Technology Graduate Schools

South Dakota School of Mines and Technology (referred to as SD Mines) is a Public, 4 years school located in Rapid City, SD. It is classified as a School of engineering school by Carnegie Classification and its highest level of offering is Doctor's degree - research/scholarship. The 2022 graduate school tuition & fees at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology is $11,924 for South Dakota residents and $20,116 for out-of-state students. The school has 329 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 2,475 including undergraduate students.

Graduate School Overview

South Dakota School of Mines and Technology (referred to as SD Mines) is a Public, 4 years school located in Rapid City, SD. It is classified as a School of engineering school by Carnegie Classification and its highest level of offering is Doctor's degree - research/scholarship.
The school is accredited by Higher Learning Commission (1/1/1925 - Current[Estimated Date]).
SD Mines Directory Information
School NameSouth Dakota School of Mines and Technology (SD Mines)
Address501 E Saint Joseph St, Rapid City, SD 57701-3995
Phone605-394-2511
Webhttps://www.sdsmt.edu
Online Applicationhttps://www.sdsmt.edu/Admissions/Apply
Financial Infohttps://www.sdsmt.edu/FinAid
The 2022 graduate school tuition & fees at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology is $11,924 for South Dakota residents and $20,116 for out-of-state students. The school has 329 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 2,475 including undergraduate students.
It offers total 58 graduate programs through Post-Bachelor Certificate, Master's, Post-Master Certificate, and Doctorate (Research).
Graduate School 2022 Key Facts
School TypePublic, 4 years
Tuition & Fees$20,116
$11,924 for South Dakota Residents
Student Population329
Offered Degrees/ProgramsPost-Bachelor Certificate, Master's, Post-Master Certificate, and Doctorate (Research)
Number of Programs58 graduate programs
Student to Faculty Ratio13 to 1
The graduate tuition & fees at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology is $11,924 for South Dakota residents and $20,116 for out-of-state students for the academic year 2021-2022. The tuition per credit hour is $339 for South Dakota residents and $680 for out-of-state students.
South Dakota School of Mines and Technology offers the alternative tuition plans.
South Dakota School of Mines and Technology offers the distance education programs. All course works for completing a degree program can be done through online exclusively for graduate programs. In addition, the distance learning courses are offered for students who are not enrolled online exclusively.
On its campus, remedial services, academic/career services, employment services for students, placement services for completers are provided for their students.
Special Learning Opportunities & On-campus Services
Distance Learning (Online Classes)Graduate Level Courses & Programs
Special learning Opportunities
  • ROTC (Army)
  • Study abroad
On-Campus Student Services
  • Remedial services
  • Academic/career services
  • Employment services for students
  • Placement services for completers

2022 Graduate Tuition, Fees, Other Expenses

For the academic year 2021-2022, the graduate school tuition & fees of South Dakota School of Mines and Technology is $11,924 for South Dakota residents and $20,116 for other students. The graduate tuition & fees are increased by 4.50% compared to previous academic year.
Data source: 2021-2022 tuition - NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: July 22, 2022)
2021-2022 Graduate Tuition & fees
South Dakota ResidentsOut-of-State
TuitionFeesTuitionFees
2017-2018$5,760$2,570$11,560$2,570
2018-2019$5,870$2,480$11,770$2,480
2019-2020$7,920$3,350$15,900$3,350
2020-2021$8,320$2,950$16,300$2,950
2021-2022$8,134$3,790$16,326$3,790
The graduate school tuition & fees of SD Mines is expensive compared to public graduate schools in South Dakota. The average graduate school tuition for all graduate schools in United States is $19,204 and the South Dakota graduate tuition is $13,148 (public) / $12,569 (private).
The next table compares the average graduate school tuition by location and school types.
Graduate Tuition & fees Comparison
ResidentsOut-of-State
South Dakota School of Mines and Technology$11,924$20,116
All Graduate Schools$15,958$19,204
Public$11,320$20,434
Private$19,234
South Dakota Graduate Schools$11,155$13,124
Public$7,618$13,148
Private$12,569
For academic year 2021-2022, the living costs are $12,540 when a student lives on-campus housing facilities (i.e. dormitory, school owned apartments, etc.) at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology. On-campus living costs are increased by 1.29% compared to previous academic year. The off-campus living costs are $15,160. Off-campus living costs are increased by 2.43% compared to previous academic year.
2021-2022 Living Expenses
Living On-CampusLiving Off-Campus
Room & BoardOther ExpenseRoom & BoardOther Expense
2017-2018$8,170$4,000$9,180$4,400
2018-2019$8,440$4,000$9,360$4,400
2019-2020$8,770$4,400$8,770$4,400
2020-2021$7,980$4,400$10,400$4,400
2021-2022$8,140$4,400$10,760$4,400
For academic year 2021-2022, the tuition per credit hour for graduate programs is $339 for South Dakota residents and $680 for other students at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology. The graduate tuition per credit hour are increased by 0.15% compared to previous academic year.
2021-2022 Graduation Program Tuition per Credit Hour
South Dakota ResidentsOut-of-State
2017-2018$320$642
2018-2019$326$654
2019-2020$330$663
2020-2021$347$679
2021-2022$339$680

Graduate Programs at SD Mines

South Dakota School of Mines and Technology offers 36 graduate programs for Master's, Doctorate, and Post-Graduate Certificate. The next table lists number of programs by offered degree and online availability along with number of completers by degree/certificate programs. Last year, 150 students have completed their study at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology.
Offered Degrees at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
Award LevelTotal Number of ProgramsAvailable Online ClassNumber of Completers
Master's Degree180107
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship9018
Post Bachelor's Degree4019
Post Master's Degree506
Total360150
The next table shows the popular graduate programs at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology by award level.
  • The most popular Post-graduate Certificate program is the Industrial Engineering program with 15 completers.
  • The most popular Master's program is the Civil Engineering program with 16 completers.
  • The most popular Doctorate program is the Engineering (other) program with 5 completers.
South Dakota School of Mines and Technology offers 36 programs through Master's, Doctorate, and Post-Graduate Certificate. The programs are offered only in on-site (classroom) education. Last year total 150 students have completed their graduate studies.
  • 107 students have earned/completed Master's program.
  • 19 students have earned/completed Post-Bachelor's program.
  • 6 students have earned/completed Post-Master's program.
Master's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Computer and Information Sciences [+] 2 completers-
Artificial Intelligence2-
Engineering [+] 82 completers-
Engineering0-
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering7-
Chemical Engineering9-
Civil Engineering16-
Electrical and Electronics Engineering16-
Materials Engineering6-
Mechanical Engineering0-
Mining and Mineral Engineering14-
Construction Engineering6-
Geological/Geophysical Engineering8-
Engineering Technology [+] 17 completers-
Engineering/Industrial Management15-
Nanotechnology2-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies [+] 0 completers-
Computational Science0-
Physical Sciences [+] 6 completers-
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology2-
Paleontology2-
Physics2-
Business [+] 0 completers-
Construction Management0-
Total107
Doctorate (Research) Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Engineering [+] 17 completers-
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering2-
Chemical Engineering2-
Civil Engineering2-
Materials Engineering1-
Mechanical Engineering0-
Geological/Geophysical Engineering5-
Engineering (other)5-
Physical Sciences [+] 1 completers-
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology0-
Physics1-
Total18
Post-Bachelor's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Engineering [+] 19 completers-
Engineering2-
Industrial Engineering15-
Geological/Geophysical Engineering2-
Engineering (other)0-
Total19
Post-Master's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Engineering [+] 4 completers-
Construction Engineering1-
Industrial Engineering0-
Geological/Geophysical Engineering3-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 2 completers-
Occupational Health and Industrial Hygiene2-
Business [+] 0 completers-
Construction Management0-
Total6

Graduate Student Population at SD Mines

For academic year 2021-2022, total 329 students enrolled into South Dakota School of Mines and Technology graduate schools where it has total 2,475 students including undergraduate students. By attending status, there are 172 full-time and 157 part-time graduate students. By gender, 249 male and 80 female students are attending graduate schools. The next table summarizes the graduate student population by gender and attending status.
Graduate School Student Population By Gender
TotalMaleFemale
Total32924980
Full-time17212844
Part-tme15712136
The next table summarizes the students population by race/ethnicity.
There are 209 White (63.53%), 5 Black/African American (1.52%), 6 Asian (1.82%), and 109 students with other races. 92 students are enrolled with non-resident alien status.
Graduate Student Population By Race/ethnicity
TotalMaleFemale
Total32924980
American Indian/Native American330
Asian624
Black/African American523
Hispanic000
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander101
White20916049
Two More761
Un-Known651
Non-resident Alien927121
South Dakota School of Mines and Technology offers the distance learning opportunities (online degree program and/or courses) for graduate programs. 71 graduate students (21.58% of total students) are enrolled online exclusively and 74 graduate students (22.49% of total students) are enrolled some online courses. The next table summarizes the online student population.
Distance Learning Student Population
Number of Graduate Students
Total329
Enrolled Online Exclusively71
Enrolled Some Online Courses74
Not in Online Courses184
The following table summarizes the graduate students population by age at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology. 140 students are aged 20 to 24 (42.55% of total students), 2 students are aged below 20 (0.61%), 17 students are aged above 50 (5.17%). Next table summarizes the student population by age at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology.
Graduate Student Population By Age
TotalMaleFemale
Total32924980
Age 18-19202
Age 20-21483216
Age 22-24926923
Age 25-29846717
Age 30-34483612
Age 35-3923185
Age 40-4915105
Age 50-6415150
Over 64220

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