South Dakota State University: Rankings

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South Dakota State University ranked 239th in the United States, 865th in the global 2023 rating, and scored in the TOP 50% across 41 research topics. South Dakota State University ranking is based on 3 factors: research output (EduRank's index has 9,557 publications and 264,504 citations attributed to the university), non-academic reputation, and the impact of 43 notable alumni.

Rank Ranking
#865 of 14,131 In the World
#270 of 2,597 In North America
#239 of 2,496 In the United States
#1 of 15 In South Dakota
#80 of 1,002 For Animal Science
#101 of 1,011 For Forestry
#107 of 1,459 For Agricultural Science
#1222 of 7,353 For Alumni Impact
#804 of 14,131 For Non-academic Prominence
Top50% For 38 other topics

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Acceptance rate and other statistics

Biology

South Dakota State University ranked 168th for Biology in the United States and 627th in the World with 4,137 publications made and 120,588 citations received. Main research topics: Agricultural Science, Animal Science, Nutrition and Food Science, Virology, Botany.

Rank Ranking
#168 of 867 In the United States
#188 of 932 In North America
#627 of 4,496 In the World

South Dakota State University
Biology Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 38 44
1992 18 96
1993 18 20
1994 33 35
1995 25 48
1996 50 61
1997 58 107
1998 55 102
1999 57 126
2000 61 138
2001 56 163
2002 67 209
2003 84 240
2004 75 223
2005 73 216
2006 80 307
2007 94 327
2008 113 369
2009 144 501
2010 149 722
2011 149 246
2012 191 605
2013 165 539
2014 200 605
2015 195 503
2016 230 588
2017 225 563
2018 197 486
2019 242 613
2020 206 246
2021 224 93
Speciality United States rank North America rank World rank
Animal Science 34 41 80
Forestry 35 41 101
Agricultural Science 41 47 107
Nutrition and Food Science 28 37 118
Wildlife and Fisheries Management & Conservation 60 76 173
Biotechnology 69 83 272
Virology 110 123 307
Horticulture 70 86 511
Botany 103 124 570
Microbiology 151 169 588
Genetics 194 215 702
Molecular Biology 194 217 767
Zoology 227 264 876
Pharmacology 187 206 879
Bioinformatics and Computational biology 208 232 891
Immunology 206 225 895
Nanotechnology 188 213 907
Toxicology 176 202 921
Evolutionary Biology 255 288 923
Entomology 222 253 929
Biochemistry 212 239 940
Oncology and Cancer research 261 288 1216

Environmental Science

South Dakota State University ranked 128th for Environmental Science in the United States and 488th in the World with 2,409 publications made and 88,581 citations received. Main research topics: Agricultural Science, Ecology, Geography and Cartography, Environmental Management, Forestry.

Rank Ranking
#128 of 750 In the United States
#153 of 818 In North America
#488 of 4,023 In the World

South Dakota State University
Environmental Science Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 16 7
1992 6 14
1993 8 10
1994 12 9
1995 12 10
1996 24 24
1997 28 39
1998 29 59
1999 31 69
2000 35 81
2001 24 27
2002 33 50
2003 49 129
2004 42 90
2005 45 296
2006 49 113
2007 69 254
2008 77 364
2009 113 582
2010 97 515
2011 102 394
2012 128 388
2013 141 1295
2014 161 752
2015 128 453
2016 158 409
2017 127 328
2018 100 264
2019 91 216
2020 71 98
2021 109 72
Speciality United States rank North America rank World rank
Forestry 35 41 101
Agricultural Science 41 47 107
Wildlife and Fisheries Management & Conservation 60 76 173
Hydrology and Water resources management 101 121 354
Ecology 124 149 408
Geography and Cartography 127 150 441
Meteorology and Atmospheric Science 130 156 453
Environmental Management 129 161 595
Environmental Chemistry 162 194 804
Geotechnical Engineering 168 200 928
Environmental Engineering 157 187 981
Geology 248 290 1035

Medicine

South Dakota State University ranked 235th for Medicine in the United States and 942nd in the World with 1,858 publications made and 56,298 citations received. Main research topics: Virology, Health Science, Public Health, Pharmacology, Immunology.

Rank Ranking
#235 of 1,040 In the United States
#262 of 1,110 In North America
#942 of 4,739 In the World

South Dakota State University
Medicine Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 8 15
1992 8 75
1993 8 11
1994 9 22
1995 8 20
1996 28 28
1997 17 43
1998 34 93
1999 33 126
2000 39 121
2001 29 105
2002 31 210
2003 35 130
2004 35 156
2005 36 80
2006 41 121
2007 47 144
2008 60 173
2009 59 79
2010 78 215
2011 73 103
2012 83 153
2013 82 244
2014 86 257
2015 94 238
2016 140 347
2017 105 177
2018 104 157
2019 126 222
2020 93 142
2021 90 35
Speciality United States rank North America rank World rank
Veterinary 46 55 238
Virology 110 123 307
Urology 102 115 332
Sports / Exercise science 159 186 478
Nursing 202 227 572
Respiratory Therapy 165 185 638
Paramedicine and Emergency medicine 199 221 653
Forensic Science 162 191 676
Family medicine 221 244 701
Gerontology 243 275 705
Healthcare Management (MHA) 241 274 746
Health Science 259 282 787
Critical Care Nursing 205 224 794
Anatomy and Physiology 216 241 810
Public Health 237 267 814
Pharmacology 187 206 879
Immunology 206 225 895
Toxicology 176 202 921
Surgery 249 270 1097
Pathology 241 264 1164
Oncology and Cancer research 261 288 1216
Physical Therapy 331 369 1251

Chemistry

South Dakota State University ranked 205th for Chemistry in the United States and 1022nd in the World with 1,769 publications made and 46,175 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Nutrition and Food Science, Biochemistry, Chemical Engineering, Nanotechnology.

Rank Ranking
#205 of 717 In the United States
#233 of 778 In North America
#1022 of 4,317 In the World

South Dakota State University
Chemistry Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 17 20
1992 10 17
1993 5 8
1994 15 21
1995 12 8
1996 27 45
1997 32 25
1998 19 40
1999 24 48
2000 24 38
2001 22 54
2002 17 45
2003 37 80
2004 16 40
2005 27 58
2006 33 134
2007 27 62
2008 57 119
2009 63 215
2010 68 176
2011 59 117
2012 75 226
2013 86 163
2014 104 305
2015 90 249
2016 119 353
2017 96 294
2018 79 293
2019 79 231
2020 96 377
2021 103 81
Speciality United States rank North America rank World rank
Nutrition and Food Science 28 37 118
Environmental Chemistry 162 194 804
Nanotechnology 188 213 907
Biochemical Engineering 160 188 911
Biochemistry 212 239 940
Chemical Engineering 151 179 991
Organic Chemistry 197 228 1119
Materials Science 204 234 1214
Radiochemistry 159 183 1290
Inorganic Chemistry 211 244 1300

Engineering

South Dakota State University ranked 204th for Engineering in the United States and 1082nd in the World with 1,754 publications made and 55,846 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Remote Sensing, Chemical Engineering, Renewable Energy Engineering, Nanotechnology.

Rank Ranking
#204 of 756 In the United States
#236 of 818 In North America
#1082 of 4,624 In the World

South Dakota State University
Engineering Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 6 0
1992 4 3
1993 4 0
1994 8 4
1995 7 1
1996 14 8
1997 11 3
1998 11 3
1999 12 10
2000 19 84
2001 17 44
2002 16 11
2003 22 49
2004 16 36
2005 22 39
2006 22 49
2007 34 129
2008 66 302
2009 59 538
2010 75 214
2011 77 215
2012 89 283
2013 130 321
2014 122 559
2015 105 300
2016 150 658
2017 110 437
2018 102 469
2019 93 392
2020 89 424
2021 100 89
Speciality United States rank North America rank World rank
Remote Sensing 40 44 80
Agricultural Engineering 39 46 153
Biotechnology 69 83 272
Firefighting and Fire Science 109 123 389
Renewable Energy Engineering 82 99 391
Reliability and Quality Engineering 146 172 594
Aerospace Engineering 222 250 739
Civil Engineering 138 166 773
Applied/Engineering Physics 188 212 878
Structural Engineering 187 217 896
Nanotechnology 188 213 907
Biochemical Engineering 160 188 911
Geotechnical Engineering 168 200 928
Environmental Engineering 157 187 981
Marine Engineering 190 222 983
Chemical Engineering 151 179 991
Aviation 247 281 1005
Computer Networking 204 240 1142
Materials Science 204 234 1214
Automation and Control engineering 209 244 1290
Optical Engineering 276 314 1446
Landscape Architecture 250 282 1469

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

South Dakota State University ranked 353rd for Liberal Arts & Social Sciences in the United States and 1099th in the World with 1,063 publications made and 19,859 citations received. Main research topics: Demography, Sociology, Political Science, Education Majors, Communications and Public Relations.

Rank Ranking
#353 of 1,262 In the United States
#393 of 1,341 In North America
#1099 of 5,073 In the World

South Dakota State University
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 5 6
1992 2 3
1993 7 11
1994 4 1
1995 4 2
1996 9 9
1997 13 15
1998 10 36
1999 14 76
2000 9 12
2001 8 20
2002 18 43
2003 25 52
2004 18 38
2005 16 20
2006 23 21
2007 28 41
2008 38 142
2009 52 47
2010 52 103
2011 62 49
2012 54 69
2013 54 54
2014 53 125
2015 68 161
2016 74 98
2017 50 85
2018 63 84
2019 56 89
2020 50 39
2021 48 25
Speciality United States rank North America rank World rank
Sports / Exercise science 159 186 478
Archaeology 229 259 669
Forensic Science 162 191 676
Library and Information science 238 270 722
Demography 224 250 801
Genealogy 292 330 838
Education Majors 327 365 850
Art History 378 420 910
Early Childhood Education 392 427 947
Occupational Safety and Health 323 360 983
Sociology 426 476 1187
Communications and Public Relations 400 448 1204
Political Science 461 510 1441

Physics

South Dakota State University ranked 249th for Physics in the United States and 1356th in the World with 849 publications made and 15,706 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Nanotechnology, Optical Engineering, Condensed Matter Physics, Applied/Engineering Physics.

Rank Ranking
#249 of 721 In the United States
#281 of 781 In North America
#1356 of 4,082 In the World

South Dakota State University
Physics Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 2 0
1992 4 3
1993 2 0
1994 4 0
1995 5 1
1996 11 7
1997 9 5
1998 7 2
1999 7 9
2000 18 11
2001 12 9
2002 6 4
2003 8 16
2004 8 14
2005 5 1
2006 9 7
2007 7 25
2008 32 33
2009 22 34
2010 34 47
2011 32 75
2012 45 102
2013 62 110
2014 55 158
2015 56 173
2016 65 217
2017 49 159
2018 48 199
2019 49 162
2020 63 322
2021 57 80
Speciality United States rank North America rank World rank
Applied/Engineering Physics 188 212 878
Nanotechnology 188 213 907
Materials Science 204 234 1214
Condensed Matter Physics 219 250 1364
Optical Engineering 276 314 1446

Other rankings

Non-core subjects for South Dakota State University

Speciality United States North America World Rank
Agricultural Economics 83 95 254
Interior Design 146 162 733
Statistics 238 274 909
Photography 273 314 1034
Child Psychology 425 473 1068
Math Teachers 392 429 1162
Marketing 327 363 1212
Psychology 464 512 1311
Social Psychology 531 581 1334
Economics 358 399 1392
Mathematics 336 376 1447
Art & Design 454 502 1495
Computer Science 370 414 1703
Business 458 507 1742
Artificial Intelligence (AI) 358 405 2113