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 1,618 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 11,465 including undergraduate students.

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)
Address1004 Campanile Ave, Brookings, SD 57007-1898
Phone800-952-3541
Webhttps://www.sdstate.edu
Online Applicationhttps://www.sdstate.edu/admissions/apply-now
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 1,618 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 11,465 including undergraduate students.
It offers total 217 graduate programs through Post-Bachelor Certificate, Master's, Post-Master Certificate, Doctorate (Research), and Doctorate (Professional Practice).
Graduate School 2022 Key Facts
School TypePublic, 4 years
Tuition & Fees$16,917
$9,384 for South Dakota Residents
Student Population1,618
Offered Degrees/ProgramsPost-Bachelor Certificate, Master's, Post-Master Certificate, Doctorate (Research), and Doctorate (Professional Practice)
Number of Programs217 graduate programs
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 the academic year 2021-2022. The tuition per credit hour is $340 for South Dakota residents and $654 for out-of-state students.
South Dakota State University offers the alternative tuition plans.
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
Distance Learning (Online Classes)Graduate Level Courses & Programs
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 Graduate Tuition, Fees, Other Expenses

For the 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: July 22, 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 $19,225 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$15,964$19,225
Public$11,349$20,502
Private$19,232
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 $12,834 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 Expenses
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 $654 for other students at South Dakota State University. The graduate tuition per credit hour are increased by 0.93% 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$654
Next table shows the tuition & fees for law school and/or medical schools at South Dakota State University.
2021-2022 Law School/Medical School Tuition at South Dakota State University
South Dakota ResidentsOut-of-State
TuitionFeesTuitionFees
Pharmacy$10,192$10,423$21,806$10,423

Graduate Programs at South Dakota State

South Dakota State University offers 101 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, 477 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 Degree530314
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship23058
Doctor's degree - other5078
Post Bachelor's Degree16019
Post Master's Degree408
Total1010477
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 13 completers.
  • The most popular Master's program is the Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse program with 45 completers.
  • The most popular Doctorate program is the Pharmacy program with 75 completers.
South Dakota State University offers 101 programs through Master's, Doctorate, and Post-Graduate Certificate. The programs are offered only in on-site (classroom) education. Last year total 477 students have completed their graduate studies.
  • 314 students have earned/completed Master's program.
  • 78 students have earned/completed Doctorate (Practice) 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
Agriculture [+] 32 completers-
Animal Sciences10-
Dairy Science4-
Food Science5-
Agronomy and Crop Science13-
Natural Resources and Conservation [+] 4 completers-
Natural Resources/Conservation1-
Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management3-
Architecture [+] 13 completers-
Architectural and Building Sciences/Technology13-
Communication and Journalism [+] 18 completers-
Mass Communication/Media Studies9-
Communication and Media Studies (other)8-
Journalism (other)1-
Computer and Information Sciences [+] 8 completers-
Computer and Information Sciences8-
Education [+] 28 completers-
Curriculum and Instruction3-
Educational Leadership and Administration1-
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services7-
College Student Counseling and Personnel Services5-
Agricultural Teacher Education10-
Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education2-
Engineering [+] 36 completers-
Engineering6-
Agricultural Engineering3-
Civil Engineering11-
Electrical and Electronics Engineering5-
Mechanical Engineering11-
Engineering Technology [+] 2 completers-
Engineering/Industrial Management2-
Work and Family Studies [+] 25 completers-
Family Resource Management Studies0-
Consumer Services and Advocacy2-
Human Nutrition23-
Family and Community Services0-
Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services (other)0-
English Language and Literature [+] 1 completers-
English Language and Literature1-
Liberal Arts and Sciences, Humanities [+] 0 completers-
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies0-
Biological and Biomedical Sciences [+] 24 completers-
Biology/Biological Sciences9-
Biomedical Sciences9-
Microbiology6-
Mathematics and Statistics [+] 25 completers-
Mathematics2-
Statistics23-
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies [+] 9 completers-
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management9-
Physical Sciences [+] 13 completers-
Chemistry13-
Psychology [+] 23 completers-
Counseling Psychology21-
Industrial and Organizational Psychology2-
Social Sciences [+] 20 completers-
Economics8-
Geography4-
Geographic Information Science and Cartography3-
Sociology5-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 32 completers-
Athletic Training/Trainer3-
Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling1-
Mental Health Counseling/Counselor2-
Pharmaceutics and Drug Design0-
Public Health11-
Dietetics/Dietitian4-
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse9-
Clinical Nurse Leader2-
Business [+] 1 completers-
General Merchandising, Sales, and Related Marketing Operations (other)1-
Total314
Doctorate (Research) Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Agriculture [+] 19 completers-
Animal Sciences4-
Dairy Science6-
Food Science0-
Agronomy and Crop Science8-
1-
Natural Resources and Conservation [+] 5 completers-
Environmental Science3-
Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management2-
Engineering [+] 12 completers-
Agricultural Engineering1-
Civil Engineering3-
Electrical and Electronics Engineering8-
Mechanical Engineering0-
Work and Family Studies [+] 1 completers-
Human Nutrition1-
Biological and Biomedical Sciences [+] 5 completers-
Biology/Biological Sciences0-
Biochemistry4-
Molecular Biology0-
Plant Molecular Biology0-
Microbiology1-
Mathematics and Statistics [+] 1 completers-
Computational Mathematics1-
Physical Sciences [+] 8 completers-
Chemistry8-
Social Sciences [+] 3 completers-
Sociology3-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 4 completers-
Pharmaceutics and Drug Design2-
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse2-
Nursing Science0-
Total58
Doctorate (Practice) Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 78 completers-
Pharmacy72-
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse2-
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing4-
Maternal/Child Health and Neonatal Nurse/Nursing0-
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing0-
Total78
Post-Bachelor's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Agriculture [+] 3 completers-
Animal Sciences2-
Range Science and Management1-
Education [+] 1 completers-
College Student Counseling and Personnel Services1-
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Oth (other)0-
Engineering [+] 0 completers-
Agricultural Engineering0-
Engineering Technology [+] 2 completers-
Engineering/Industrial Management2-
Work and Family Studies [+] 7 completers-
Family Resource Management Studies0-
Consumer Services and Advocacy1-
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies6-
Mathematics and Statistics [+] 6 completers-
Mathematics0-
Statistics6-
Human Services [+] 0 completers-
Community Organization and Advocacy0-
Social Sciences [+] 0 completers-
Sociology0-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 0 completers-
Public Health0-
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse0-
Business [+] 0 completers-
General Merchandising, Sales, and Related Marketing Operations (other)0-
Total19
Post-Master's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 8 completers-
0-
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing0-
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing8-
Clinical Nurse Leader0-
Total8

Graduate Student Population at South Dakota State

For academic year 2021-2022, total 1,618 students enrolled into South Dakota State University graduate schools where it has total 11,465 students including undergraduate students. By attending status, there are 532 full-time and 1,086 part-time graduate students. By gender, 603 male and 1,015 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
Total1,6186031,015
Full-time532241291
Part-tme1,086362724
The next table summarizes the students population by race/ethnicity.
There are 1,125 White (69.53%), 21 Black/African American (1.30%), 38 Hispanic (2.35%), 21 Asian (1.30%), and 413 students with other races. 331 students are enrolled with non-resident alien status.
Graduate Student Population By Race/ethnicity
TotalMaleFemale
Total1,6186031,015
American Indian/Native American18711
Asian21615
Black/African American211011
Hispanic381424
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander321
White1,125342783
Two More23716
Un-Known381127
Non-resident Alien331204127
South Dakota State University offers the distance learning opportunities (online degree program and/or courses) for graduate programs. 504 graduate students (31.15% of total students) are enrolled online exclusively and 243 graduate students (15.02% of total students) are enrolled some online courses. The next table summarizes the online student population.
Distance Learning Student Population
Number of Graduate Students
Total1,618
Enrolled Online Exclusively504
Enrolled Some Online Courses243
Not in Online Courses871
The following table summarizes the graduate students population by age at South Dakota State University. 565 students are aged 20 to 24 (34.92% of total students), 65 students are aged above 50 (4.02%). Next table summarizes the student population by age at South Dakota State University.
Graduate Student Population By Age
TotalMaleFemale
Total1,6186031,015
Age 20-21391623
Age 22-24526187339
Age 25-29419160259
Age 30-34276115161
Age 35-391436281
Age 40-4915046104
Age 50-64641747
Over 64101

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