South Dakota School of Mines and Technology Graduate School

South Dakota School of Mines and Technology (referred to as SD Mines) is a Public, 4 years school located in Rapid City, SD.
The 2023 graduate school tuition & fees of SD Mines is $10,640 for South Dakota residents and $18,840 for out-of-state students. The school has 329 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 2,492 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.
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 2023 graduate school tuition & fees of SD Mines is $10,640 for South Dakota residents and $18,840 for out-of-state students. The school has 329 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 2,492 including undergraduate students.
It offers total 57 graduate programs through Post-Bachelor Certificate, Master's, Post-Master Certificate, and Doctorate (Research).
Graduate School 2023 Key Facts
School TypePublic, 4 years
Tuition & Fees$18,840
$10,640 for South Dakota Residents
Student Population329
Offered Degrees/ProgramsPost-Bachelor Certificate, Master's, Post-Master Certificate, and Doctorate (Research)
Number of Programs57 graduate programs
Student to Faculty Ratio12 to 1
The graduate tuition & fees at SD Mines is $10,640 for South Dakota residents and $18,840 for out-of-state students for the academic year 2022-2023. The tuition per credit hour is $339 for South Dakota residents and $680 for out-of-state students.
SD Mines offers the alternative tuition plans.
2023 Graduate Program Tuition & Fees
Tuition & Fees
South Dakota Residents$10,640
Out-of-State$18,840
Tuition per Credit Hour
South Dakota Residents$339
Out-of-State$680
SD Mines 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, 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
  • Academic/career services
  • Employment services for students
  • Placement services for completers

2023 Graduate Tuition, Fees, Other Expenses

For the academic year 2022-2023, the graduate school tuition & fees of South Dakota School of Mines and Technology is $10,640 for South Dakota residents and $18,840 for other students. The graduate tuition & fees are decreased by -6.34% compared to previous academic year.
Data source: 2022-2023 tuition - NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: July 22, 2022)
2022-2023 Graduate Tuition & fees
South Dakota ResidentsOut-of-State
TuitionFeesTuitionFees
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
2022-2023$8,130$2,510$16,330$2,510
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 $19,499 and the South Dakota graduate tuition is $11,596 (public) / $14,431 (private).
The following 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$10,640$18,840
All Graduate Schools$15,996$19,499
Public$11,279$20,404
Private$19,608
South Dakota Graduate Schools$11,069$13,252
Public$6,756$11,596
Private$14,431
For academic year 2022-2023, the living costs are $13,020 when a student lives on-campus housing facilities (i.e. dormitory, school owned apartments, etc.) at SD Mines.
On-campus living costs are increased by 3.83% compared to previous academic year. The off-campus living costs are $15,680. Off-campus living costs are increased by 3.43% compared to previous academic year.
2022-2023 Living Expenses
Living On-CampusLiving Off-Campus
Room & BoardOther ExpenseRoom & BoardOther Expense
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
2022-2023$8,020$5,000$10,680$5,000
For academic year 2022-2023, 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 stayed same compared to previous academic year.
2022-2023 Graduation Program Tuition per Credit Hour
South Dakota ResidentsOut-of-State
2018-2019$326$654
2019-2020$330$663
2020-2021$347$679
2021-2022$339$680
2022-2023$339$680

Graduate Programs at SD Mines

South Dakota School of Mines and Technology offers 35 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, 165 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 Degree180117
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship9021
Post Bachelor's Degree4019
Post Master's Degree408
Total350165
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 18 completers.
  • The most popular Master's program is the Civil Engineering program with 24 completers.
  • The most popular Doctorate program is the Civil Engineering program with 4 completers.
South Dakota School of Mines and Technology offers 35 programs through Master's, Doctorate, and Post-Graduate Certificate. The programs are offered only in on-site (classroom) education. Last year total 165 students have completed their graduate studies.
  • 117 students have earned/completed Master's program.
  • 19 students have earned/completed Post-Bachelor's program.
  • 8 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 [+] 4 completers-
Artificial Intelligence4-
Engineering [+] 90 completers-
Engineering--
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering6-
Chemical Engineering4-
Civil Engineering24-
Electrical and Electronics Engineering12-
Materials Engineering9-
Mechanical Engineering14-
Mining and Mineral Engineering6-
Construction Engineering9-
Industrial Engineering1-
Geological/Geophysical Engineering5-
Engineering Technology [+] 11 completers-
Engineering/Industrial Management11-
Nanotechnology--
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies [+] --
Computational Science--
Physical Sciences [+] 12 completers-
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology2-
Paleontology3-
Physics7-
Total117
Doctorate (Research) Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Engineering [+] 18 completers-
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering2-
Chemical Engineering3-
Civil Engineering4-
Materials Engineering4-
Mechanical Engineering1-
Geological/Geophysical Engineering4-
Engineering Technology [+] 3 completers-
Nanotechnology3-
Physical Sciences [+] --
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology--
Physics--
Total21
Post-Bachelor's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Engineering [+] 18 completers-
Engineering--
Industrial Engineering18-
Geological/Geophysical Engineering--
Total19
Post-Master's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Engineering [+] 5 completers-
Construction Engineering4-
Industrial Engineering--
Geological/Geophysical Engineering1-
Total8

Graduate Student Population at SD Mines

For the academic year 2022-2023, total 329 students enrolled into South Dakota School of Mines and Technology graduate schools where it has total 2,492 students including undergraduate students. By attending status, there are 193 full-time and 136 part-time graduate students. By gender, 241 male and 88 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
Total32924188
Full-time19313558
Part-tme13610630
The next table summarizes the students population by race/ethnicity.
There are 178 White (54.10%), 7 Black/African American (2.13%), 14 Hispanic (4.26%), 4 Asian (1.22%), and 126 students with other races. 102 students are enrolled with non-resident alien status.
Graduate Student Population By Race/ethnicity
TotalMaleFemale
Total32924188
American Indian/Native American220
Asian422
Black/African American752
Hispanic1486
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander101
White17812652
Two More642
Un-Known15132
Non-resident Alien1028121
South Dakota School of Mines and Technology offers the distance learning opportunities (online degree program and/or courses) for graduate programs. 72 graduate students (21.88% of total students) are enrolled online exclusively and 24 graduate students (7.29% 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 Exclusively72
Enrolled Some Online Courses24
Not in Online Courses233
The following table summarizes the graduate students population by age at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology. 109 students are aged 20 to 24 (33.13% of total students), 15 students are aged above 50 (4.56%). Next table summarizes the student population by age at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology.
Graduate Student Population By Age
TotalMaleFemale
Total32924188
Age 20-21422
Age 22-241056837
Age 25-29966927
Age 30-34524210
Age 35-3932293
Age 40-4925187
Age 50-6414122
Over 64110

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