South Dakota State University: Statistics

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Quick Review

Acceptance rate
89%
Average SAT
1150
Average ACT
23
Aid receiving
95%
Undergraduates
9,976
Graduates
1,429
Male:Female Ratio
44:56
Control
Public
Highest Degree
Doctor's degree
Website
www.sdstate.edu

South Dakota State University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Total Men Women
Acceptance Rate 89% 88% 90%
Applicants 5,290 2,398 2,882
Admissions 4,705 2,105 2,599
Freshmen enrolled full time 2,023 929 1,094
Freshmen enrolled part time 64 21 43

6,659 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

2,028 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
74 or 4%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 1000
or below

75% of them
had 1300
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in South Dakota State University are 1000-1300 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
2,003 or 96%
submitted ACT

25% of them
had 20
or below

75% of them
had 26
or below

Typical ACT scores of first-years in South Dakota State University are 20-26 (middle 50% range).

Admissions requirements

College-preparatory program Required
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Required
Secondary school record Required
TOEFL Required
Recommendations Considered but not required
SAT/ACT Considered but not required
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

White 9663 (85%)
Nonresident Alien 606 (5%)
Hispanic 298 (3%)
Two or more races 249 (2%)
Black or African American 218 (2%)
Asian 140 (1%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown 103 (0.9%)
American Indian or Alaska Native 42 (0.4%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 5 (0%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Average aid awarded
$4,050
Students receiving aid
95%

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district $7,697$8,083
Tuition in-state $7,697$8,083
Tuition out-of-state $11,172$15,541
Fee in-district $1,503$1,202
Fee in-state $1,503$1,202
Fee out-of-state $1,503$1,202

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity 4,620
Combined charge for room and board $7,956
Room charge $3,974
Meal charge $3,982

South Dakota State University Majors

Major Associate's degree Bachelor's Master's Doctoral
Registered Nursing & Registered Nurse 313 45 5
Mechanical Engineering 94 9
Animal Sciences, General 75 9 5
General Studies 58 30
Pharmaceutics and Drug Design 75 7
Pharmacy 75
Human Development and Family Studies, General 5 66
Agriculture, General 20 43
Early Childhood Education and Teaching 61
Biomedical Sciences, General 50 8
Psychology, General 54
Agribusiness & Agricultural Business Operations 52
Agronomy and Crop Science 37 11 4
Civil Engineering, General 36 12
Human Nutrition 19 28 1
Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management 38 6 4
Architectural and Building Sciences & Technology 34 13
Statistics, General 26 20
Sociology, General 1 34 5 5
Economics, General 35 9
Business & Managerial Economics 40
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 25 9 4
Computer and Information Sciences, General 29 7
Parks, Recreation, and Leisure Facilities Management, General 24 10
Biology & Biological Sciences, General 22 9 2
Clinical Laboratory Science & Medical Technology & Technologist 32
Mathematics, General 26 5
Agricultural Mechanization, General 27
Agricultural Teacher Education 20 7
Exercise Science and Kinesiology 26
Microbiology, General 10 9 6
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 24
Counseling Psychology 23
Family Practice Nurse & Nursing 23
Dairy Science 13 6 3
English Language and Literature, General 20 2
Chemistry, General 5 11 4
Construction Management, General 20
History, General 19
Consumer Economics 18
Electrical, Electronic, and Communications Engineering Technology & Technician 18
Counselor Education & School Counseling and Guidance Services 17
Environmental & Natural Resources Law Enforcement and Protective Services 17
Hospitality Administration & Management, General 17
Political Science and Government, General 17
Advertising 16
Spanish Language and Literature 16
Engineering & Industrial Management 13 2
Entrepreneurship & Entrepreneurial Studies 15
Community Health and Preventive Medicine 14
Family and Consumer Sciences & Home Economics Teacher Education 11 3
College Student Counseling and Personnel Services 13
Geography 10 3
Interior Design 13
Mass Communication & Media Studies 13
Music Teacher Education 13
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching 13
Agricultural Engineering 8 1 3
Multi- & Interdisciplinary Studies, General 12
Biochemistry 8 3
Journalism 11
Agricultural Production Operations, General 10
Educational Leadership and Administration, General 9
Geographic Information Science and Cartography 5 4
Drama and Dramatics & Theatre Arts, General 8
Fine & Studio Arts, General 8
Flight Instructor 7
Graphic Design 7
Health and Wellness, General 7
International & Globalization Studies 7
Apparel and Textile Marketing Management 6
Biotechnology 6
Environmental Studies 6
Organizational Leadership 6
Public Health, General 6
Public Relations & Image Management 6
Applied Horticulture & Horticulture Operations, General 5
Athletic Training & Trainer 5
Journalism, Other 5
Range Science and Management 5
Engineering, General 4
Food Science 2 2
Industrial and Organizational Psychology 4
Landscape Architecture 4
Music, General 4
Agricultural Economics 3
Environmental Science 3
Marriage and Family Therapy & Counseling 3
Mental Health Counseling & Counselor 3
Molecular Biology 3
Veterinary Microbiology and Immunobiology 3
Construction Engineering Technology & Technician 2
Curriculum and Instruction 2
Dietetics & Dietitian 1 1
Family and Community Services 2
General Merchandising, Sales, and Related Marketing Operations, Other 2
German Language and Literature 2
Chemistry Teacher Education 1
City & Urban, Community, and Regional Planning 1
Communication and Media Studies, Other 1
Computational Mathematics 1
Consumer Services and Advocacy 1
French Language and Literature 1
Manufacturing Engineering Technology & Technician 1
Maternal & Child Health and Neonatal Nurse & Nursing 1
Physics, General 1
Grand Total 87 1,933 379 165
Total Men Women
Graduation rate 59% 55% 63%
  • Full-time retention rate - 81%
  • Part-time retention rate - 48%

Publications & Citations

Publications
9,557
Citations
264,504

Publication / Citation count by topic

Biology
4,137 / 120,588
Environmental Science
2,409 / 88,581
Medicine
1,858 / 56,298
Chemistry
1,769 / 46,175
Engineering
1,754 / 55,846
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
1,063 / 19,859
Agricultural Science
874 / 23,660
Physics
849 / 15,706
Materials Science
710 / 13,412
Animal Science
600 / 12,171
Ecology
562 / 36,096
Nutrition and Food Science
557 / 18,431
Computer Science
510 / 9,387
Geography and Cartography
478 / 14,539
Demography
466 / 11,820
Psychology
386 / 6,110
Business
362 / 4,336
Virology
319 / 15,005
Remote Sensing
282 / 23,584
Mathematics
282 / 3,976
Botany
279 / 8,851
Economics
261 / 3,493
Environmental Management
253 / 15,952
Health Science
252 / 3,537
Biochemistry
250 / 7,142
Genetics
248 / 9,426
Forestry
218 / 8,632
Microbiology
207 / 7,998
Meteorology and Atmospheric Science
186 / 12,615
Hydrology and Water resources management
178 / 6,415
Wildlife and Fisheries Management & Conservation
174 / 4,237
Chemical Engineering
171 / 4,471
Public Health
150 / 3,516
Pharmacology
144 / 3,534
Sociology
143 / 1,311
Molecular Biology
133 / 6,169
Horticulture
133 / 1,639
Political Science
126 / 1,165
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
122 / 1,100
Art & Design
121 / 1,109

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 75 671
1992 74 744
1993 103 901
1994 88 903
1995 99 1074
1996 129 1231
1997 125 1400
1998 121 1497
1999 135 1823
2000 165 2385
2001 124 2251
2002 146 2888
2003 182 3506
2004 202 4197
2005 219 5002
2006 238 5777
2007 271 6620
2008 330 7365
2009 395 8515
2010 420 10404
2011 454 12620
2012 529 15120
2013 580 17113
2014 572 18866
2015 601 20766
2016 727 21761
2017 704 22435
2018 659 23380
2019 748 27301
2020 634 32478
2021 667 35432

South Dakota State University alumni

  1. Adam Vinatieri

    Adam Vinatieri
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1972-.. (age 50)
    Occupations
    American football player
    Biography

    Adam Matthew Vinatieri is a former American football kicker who played in the National Football League (NFL) for 24 seasons with the New England Patriots and Indianapolis Colts. Considered to be one of the greatest kickers of all time, he is the NFL's all-time leading scorer at 2,673 points. He also holds the NFL records for field goals made (599), postseason points (238), and overtime field goals made (12).

  2. Kristi Noem

    Kristi Noem
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1971-.. (age 51)
    Enrolled in South Dakota State University
    In 2011 graduated with Bachelor of Arts
    Occupations
    rancherfarmerbeauty pageant contestantpolitician
    Biography

    Kristi Lynn Noem is an American politician serving as the 33rd governor of South Dakota since 2019. A member of the Republican Party, she was the U.S. representative for South Dakota's at-large congressional district from 2011 to 2019 and a member of the South Dakota House of Representatives for the 6th district from 2007 to 2011. Noem was elected governor in 2018 and is South Dakota's first female governor and as an ally of Donald Trump.

  3. Tom Daschle

    Tom Daschle
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1947-.. (age 75)
    Enrolled in South Dakota State University
    In 1969 graduated with Bachelor of Arts
    Occupations
    military officerpolitician
    Biography

    Thomas Andrew Daschle is an American politician and lobbyist who served as a United States senator from South Dakota from 1987 to 2005. A member of the Democratic Party, he became U.S. Senate Minority Leader in 1995 and later the Majority Leader in 2001.

  4. Zach Zenner

    Zach Zenner
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1991-.. (age 31)
    Occupations
    American football player
    Biography

    Zachary Zenner is a former American football running back. He played college football at South Dakota State. He signed as an undrafted free agent with the Detroit Lions in 2015. Zenner also played for the New Orleans Saints, Arizona Cardinals, and Miami Dolphins.

General info

Alternative names SDSU
Founded 1881
Motto You can go anywhere from here
Colors yellow, blue
Academic Calendar September to May (September - December; January-May). Also Summer Session (May-August)
Total FTE staff 1,733
Carnegie Classification Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity

Location and Contacts

Address 1004 Campanile Ave
Brookings, South Dakota, 57007-1898
United States
City population 23,000
Phone 8009523541
Fax +1 (605) 688 5822

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