South Dakota State University Graduate Schools

South Dakota State University (referred to as South Dakota State) is a Public, 4 years school located in Brookings, SD. It is classified as Research University (high research activity) school by Carnegie Classification and its highest level of offering is Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice. The 2020 graduate school tuition & fees at South Dakota State University is $9,217 for South Dakota residents and $16,675 for out-of-state students. The school has 1,560 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 12,104 including undergraduate students.

South Dakota State University Graduate School Overview

South Dakota State University (referred to as South Dakota State) is a Public, 4 years school located in Brookings, SD. It is classified as Research University (high research activity) school by Carnegie Classification and its highest level of offering is Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice.
South Dakota State University is accredited by Higher Learning Commission (1/1/1920 - Current[Estimated Date]).
South Dakota State UniversityDirectory Information
School NameSouth Dakota State University (referred to as South Dakota State)
Address1015 Campanile Avenue, Brookings, SD 57007-1898
Phone800-952-3541
Webhttps://www.sdstate.edu
Online Applicationhttps://apply.sdbor.edu/login.cfm?inst=sdsu
Financial Infohttps://www.sdstate.edu/admissions/office-financial-aid
The 2020 graduate school tuition & fees at South Dakota State University is $9,217 for South Dakota residents and $16,675 for out-of-state students. The school has 1,560 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 12,104 including undergraduate students.
It offers total 83 graduate programs through Post-Bachelor Certificate, Master's, Post-Master Certificate, Doctorate (Research), Doctorate (Professional Practice). Among them, 21 programs are available online classes.
South Dakota State Graduate School 2020 Key Facts
School TypePublic, 4 years
Tuition & Fees$16,675
$9,217 for South Dakota Residents
Student Population1,560
Offered Degrees/ProgramsPost-Bachelor Certificate, Master's, Post-Master Certificate, Doctorate (Research), Doctorate (Professional Practice)
Number of Programs83 graduate programs
(21 programs available online learning)
Student to Faculty Ratio17 to 1
The graduate tuition & fees at South Dakota State University is $9,217 for South Dakota residents and $16,675 for out-of-state students for academic year 2019-2020. The tuition per credit hour is $384 for South Dakota residents and $695 for out-of-state students. South Dakota State University offers the alternative tuition plans.
South Dakota State 2020 Graduate Program Tuition & Fees
Tuition & Fees
South Dakota Residents$9,217
Out-of-State$16,675
Tuition per Credit Hour
South Dakota Residents$384
Out-of-State$695
South Dakota State University 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 South Dakota State University 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 at South Dakota State
Distance Learning (Online Classes)21 Online Programs Available
Special learning Opportunities
  • ROTC (Army, Air Force)
  • Study abroad
  • Teacher certification
On-Campus Student Services
  • Remedial services
  • Academic/career services
  • Employment services for students
  • Placement services for completers

South Dakota State University 2020 Tuition, Fees, Other College Costs

For academic year 2019-2020, the graduate school tuition & fees of South Dakota State University is $9,217 for South Dakota residents and $16,675 for other students. The graduate tuition & fees are increased by 3.61% compared to previous academic year.
2019-2020 Graduate Tuition & fees at South Dakota State University
South Dakota ResidentsOut-of-State
TuitionFeesTuitionFees
2015-2016$5,264$3,065$11,142$3,632
2016-2017$7,516$814$14,449$814
2017-2018$7,553$1,000$14,521$1,000
2018-2019$7,825$1,050$15,044$1,050
2019-2020$8,083$1,134$15,541$1,134
For academic year 2019-2020, the living costs are $12,685 when a student lives on-campus housing facilities (i.e. dormitory, school owned apartments, etc.) at South Dakota State University. On-campus living costs are decreased by -6.72% compared to previous academic year. The off-campus living costs are $13,306. Off-campus living costs are increased by 3.44% compared to previous academic year.
2019-2020 Living Costs at South Dakota State University
Living On-CampusLiving Off-Campus
Room & BoardOther ExpenseRoom & BoardOther Expense
2015-2016$9,450$6,798$9,493$7,767
2016-2017$9,800$7,055$9,965$8,105
2017-2018$8,563$4,300$9,965$5,300
2018-2019$8,563$4,300$8,563$4,300
2019-2020$8,105$3,894$8,726$4,580
For academic year 2019-2020, the tuition per credit hour for graduate programs is $384 for South Dakota residents and $695 for other students at South Dakota State University. The graduate tuition per credit hour are increased by 3.58% compared to previous academic year.
2019-2020 Graduation Program Tuition per Credit Hour South Dakota State University
South Dakota ResidentsOut-of-State
2015-2016$347$616
2016-2017$347$636
2017-2018$356$647
2018-2019$370$671
2019-2020$384$695
Next table shows the tuition & fees for law school and/or medical schools at South Dakota State University.
2019-2020 Law School/Medical School Tuition at South Dakota State University
South Dakota ResidentsOut-of-State
TuitionFeesTuitionFees
Pharmacy$10,092$8,836$21,590$8,836

Graduate Programs at South Dakota State

South Dakota State University offers 86 graduate programs for Master's, Doctorate, Post-Graduate Certificate. Next table lists number of programs by offered degree and online availability along with number of completers by degree/certificate programs. Last year, 537 students have completed their study at South Dakota State University.
Offered Degrees at South Dakota State University
Award LevelTotal Number of ProgramsAvailable Online ClassNumber of Completers
Master's Degree4716364
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship21053
Doctor's degree - other20102
Post Bachelor's Degree12917
Post Master's Degree431
Total8628537

South Dakota State University offers 86 programs through Master's, Doctorate, Post-Graduate Certificate The programs are offered both in online and on-site education. Last year total 537 students have completed their studies.
  • 364 students have earned/completed Master's program.
  • 102 students have earned/completed Doctorate (Practice) program.
  • 17 students have earned/completed Post-Bachelor's program.
  • 1 students have earned/completed Post-Master's program.
Master's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Agriculture [+] 37 completers-
Animal Sciences11-
Dairy Science4-
Food Science2-
Agronomy and Crop Science20-
Natural Resources And Conservation [+] 13 completers-
Natural Resources/Conservation0-
Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management13-
Architecture [+] 7 completers-
0-
Architecture7-
Communication and Journalism [+] (2 completers) 22 completers-
Speech Communication and Rhetoric0-
Mass Communication/Media Studies17-
Journalism (other)5-
Computer And Information Sciences [+] 34 completers-
Computer and Information Sciences34-
Education [+] (8 completers) 40 completers-
Education0-
Curriculum and Instruction3-
Educational Leadership and Administration7-
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services12-
College Student Counseling and Personnel Services10-
Agricultural Teacher Education4-
Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education4-
Engineering [+] (1 completers) 61 completers-
Engineering4-
Agricultural Engineering7-
Civil Engineering19-
Electrical and Electronics Engineering18-
Mechanical Engineering13-
Work and Family Studies [+] (4 completers) 22 completers-
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences0-
Family Resource Management Studies0-
Consumer Services and Advocacy0-
Human Nutrition18-
Family and Community Services4-
Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services (other)0-
English Language And Literature [+] (1 completers) 3 completers-
English Language and Literature3-
Liberal Arts And Sciences, Humanities [+] (1 completers) 0 completers-
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies0-
Biological And Biomedical Sciences [+] 14 completers-
Biology/Biological Sciences12-
Microbiology2-
Mathematics And Statistics [+] 12 completers-
Mathematics6-
Statistics6-
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies [+] 5 completers-
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies0-
Health and Physical Education/Fitness5-
Physical Sciences [+] (2 completers) 12 completers-
Physical Sciences0-
Chemistry12-
Psychology [+] 19 completers-
Psychology0-
Counseling Psychology19-
Industrial and Organizational Psychology0-
Social Sciences [+] (2 completers) 19 completers-
Social Sciences0-
Economics8-
Geography10-
Geographic Information Science and Cartography0-
Sociology1-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] (6 completers) 38 completers-
Chiropractic0-
Athletic Training/Trainer5-
Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling0-
Mental Health Counseling/Counselor3-
Public Health4-
Dietetics/Dietitian4-
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse22-
Business [+] 6 completers-
Business/Commerce0-
Operations Management and Supervision5-
General Merchandising, Sales, and Related Marketing Operations (other)1-
Total364
Doctorate (Research) Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Agriculture [+] 7 completers-
Animal Sciences2-
Dairy Science1-
Food Science1-
Plant Sciences0-
Agronomy and Crop Science3-
Natural Resources And Conservation [+] 5 completers-
Natural Resources/Conservation0-
Environmental Science2-
Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management3-
Engineering [+] 7 completers-
Engineering0-
Agricultural Engineering4-
Civil Engineering2-
Electrical and Electronics Engineering1-
Work and Family Studies [+] 3 completers-
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences0-
Human Nutrition3-
Biological And Biomedical Sciences [+] 9 completers-
Biology/Biological Sciences4-
Biochemistry1-
Molecular Biology0-
Plant Molecular Biology0-
Microbiology4-
Mathematics And Statistics [+] 9 completers-
Mathematics0-
Computational Mathematics9-
Physical Sciences [+] 5 completers-
Physical Sciences0-
Chemistry5-
Social Sciences [+] 5 completers-
Social Sciences0-
Sociology5-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 3 completers-
Chiropractic0-
Pharmaceutical Sciences2-
Nursing Science1-
Total53
Doctorate (Practice) Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 102 completers-
Pharmacy77-
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing25-
Total102
Post-Bachelor's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Agriculture [+] (2 completers) 0 completers-
Animal Sciences0-
Range Science and Management0-
Communication and Journalism [+] 2 completers-
Speech Communication and Rhetoric0-
Health Communication2-
Engineering Technology [+] (2 completers) 2 completers-
Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician0-
Engineering/Industrial Management2-
Work and Family Studies [+] (4 completers) 12 completers-
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences0-
Family Resource Management Studies0-
Consumer Services and Advocacy0-
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies12-
Mathematics And Statistics [+] (2 completers) 1 completers-
Mathematics0-
Statistics1-
Human Services [+] (2 completers) 0 completers-
0-
Community Organization and Advocacy0-
Social Sciences [+] (2 completers) 0 completers-
Social Sciences0-
Sociology0-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 0 completers-
Chiropractic0-
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse0-
Business [+] 0 completers-
Business/Commerce0-
General Merchandising, Sales, and Related Marketing Operations (other)0-
Total17
Post-Master's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 1 completers-
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing1-
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing0-
Nursing Education0-
Clinical Nurse Leader0-
Total1

Graduate Student Population at South Dakota State

For academic year 2019-2020, total 1,560 students enrolled into South Dakota State University graduate schools where it has total 12,104 students including undergraduate students. By attending status, there are 558 full-time and 1,002 part-time students. By gender, 657 male and 903 female students are attending South Dakota State University graduate schools. Next table summarizes the graduate student population by gender and attending status for South Dakota State University.
Graduate School Student Population By Gender
South Dakota State University
TotalMaleFemale
Total1,560657903
Full-time558270288
Part-tme1,002387615
Next tables summarize the students population by race/ethnicity at South Dakota State University.
There are 1,005 White (64.42%), 26 Black/African American (1.67%), 30 Hispanic (1.92%), 29 Asian (1.86%), and 470 students with other races. 408 students are enrolled with non-resident alien status.
Graduate Student Population By Race/ethnicity at South Dakota State University
TotalMaleFemale
Total1,560657903
American Indian/Native American24321
Asian291514
Black/African American26188
Hispanic301020
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander220
White1,005331674
Two More22715
Un-Known14410
Non-resident Alien408267141
South Dakota State University offers the distance learning opportunities (online degree program and/or courses) for graduate programs. 350 graduate students (22.44% of total students) are enrolled online exclusively and 176 graduate students (11.28% of total students) are enrolled some online courses. Next table summarizes the online student population for South Dakota State University.
Distance Learning Student Population at South Dakota State University
Number of Students
Total1,560
Enrolled Online Exclusively350
Enrolled Some Online Courses176
Not in Online Courses1,034
The following table summarizes the graduate students population by age at South Dakota State University. 511 students are aged 20 to 24 (32.76% of total students), 45 students are aged above 50 (2.88%). Next table summarizes the student population by age at South Dakota State University.
Graduate Student Population By Age at South Dakota State University
TotalMaleFemale
Total1,560657903
Age 20-211578
Age 22-24496188308
Age 25-29528252276
Age 30-34222103119
Age 35-391294782
Age 40-491254184
Age 50-64441925
Over 64101

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