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 a 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 2022 graduate school tuition & fees at South Dakota State University is $9,384 for South Dakota residents and $16,917 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 a 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 school is accredited by Higher Learning Commission (1/1/1920 - Current[Estimated Date]).
South Dakota State Directory Information
School NameSouth Dakota State University (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 2022 graduate school tuition & fees at South Dakota State University is $9,384 for South Dakota residents and $16,917 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 2022 Key Facts
School TypePublic, 4 years
Tuition & Fees$16,917
$9,384 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 $9,384 for South Dakota residents and $16,917 for out-of-state students for academic year 2021-2022. The tuition per credit hour is $340 for South Dakota residents and $655 for out-of-state students. South Dakota State University offers the alternative tuition plans.
South Dakota State 2022 Graduate Program Tuition & Fees
Tuition & Fees
South Dakota Residents$9,384
Out-of-State$16,917
Tuition per Credit Hour
South Dakota Residents$340
Out-of-State$655
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 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 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

2022 Tuition, Fees, Other College Costs

For academic year 2021-2022, the graduate school tuition & fees of South Dakota State University is $9,384 for South Dakota residents and $16,917 for other students. The graduate tuition & fees are increased by 1.04% compared to previous academic year.
Data source: 2021-2022 tuition - NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: March 16, 2022)
2021-2022 Graduate Tuition & fees
South Dakota ResidentsOut-of-State
TuitionFeesTuitionFees
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
2020-2021$8,083$1,202$15,541$1,202
2021-2022$8,164$1,220$15,697$1,220
The graduate school tuition & fees of South Dakota State is relatively expensive compared to public graduate schools in South Dakota. The average graduate school tuition for all graduate schools in United States is $19,187 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 State University$9,384$16,917
All Graduate Schools$11,040$19,187
Public$11,040$20,146
Private$19,294
South Dakota Graduate Schools$7,446$13,002
Public$7,446$13,148
Private$12,569
For academic year 2021-2022, the living costs are $12,834 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 increased by 0.34% compared to previous academic year. The off-campus living costs are $13,805. Off-campus living costs are increased by 1.40% compared to previous academic year.
2021-2022 Living Costs
Living On-CampusLiving Off-Campus
Room & BoardOther ExpenseRoom & BoardOther Expense
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
2020-2021$8,069$4,007$8,901$4,714
2021-2022$8,054$4,063$9,025$4,780
For academic year 2021-2022, the tuition per credit hour for graduate programs is $340 for South Dakota residents and $655 for other students at South Dakota State University. The graduate tuition per credit hour are increased by 1.08% compared to previous academic year.
2021-2022 Graduation Program Tuition per Credit Hour
South Dakota ResidentsOut-of-State
2017-2018$356$647
2018-2019$370$671
2019-2020$384$695
2020-2021$337$648
2021-2022$340$655

Graduate Programs at South Dakota State

South Dakota State University offers 86 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, 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
The next table shows the popular graduate programs at South Dakota State University by award level.
  • The most popular Post-graduate Certificate program is the Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies program with 12 completers.
  • The most popular Master's program is the Computer and Information Sciences program with 34 completers.
  • The most popular Doctorate program is the Pharmacy program with 77 completers.
South Dakota State University offers 86 programs through Master's, Doctorate, and Post-Graduate Certificate. The programs are offered both in online and on-site education. Last year total 537 students have completed their graduate 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 2021-2022, total 1,429 students enrolled into South Dakota State University graduate schools where it has total 12,104 students including undergraduate students. By attending status, there are 513 full-time and 916 part-time graduate students. By gender, 532 male and 897 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
Total1,429532897
Full-time513218295
Part-tme916314602
The next table summarizes the students population by race/ethnicity.
There are 963 White (67.39%), 29 Black/African American (2.03%), 37 Hispanic (2.59%), 23 Asian (1.61%), and 377 students with other races. 318 students are enrolled with non-resident alien status.
Graduate Student Population By Race/ethnicity
TotalMaleFemale
Total1,429532897
American Indian/Native American15510
Asian23815
Black/African American291316
Hispanic371225
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander110
White963299664
Two More26323
Un-Known17512
Non-resident Alien318186132
South Dakota State University offers the distance learning opportunities (online degree program and/or courses) for graduate programs. 374 graduate students (26.17% of total students) are enrolled online exclusively and 269 graduate students (18.82% of total students) are enrolled some online courses. The next table summarizes the online student population.
Distance Learning Student Population
Number of Graduate Students
Total1,429
Enrolled Online Exclusively374
Enrolled Some Online Courses269
Not in Online Courses786

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University of North Dakota (North Dakota) is a Public, 4 years school located in Grand Forks, ND. The 2022 graduate program tuition & fees is $13,217 for North Dakota residents and $18,968 for out-of-state students. The school has a total graduate enrollment of 3,328 and it offers total 120 graduate programs(53 online programs).
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