South Dakota State University

Men's D1 Coach: Eric Henderson
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10,544 Undergrads / 12,104 Students
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$18,195 Net Price
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90% Admitted
  • Team Conference

    The Summit League

  • College Type

    4-year, Public

  • Campus Type

    Town: Remote

Student Body
  • Male
  • Female
  • Full Time
  • Part Time
  • In-State
  • Out-of-state
  • Foreign
  • Other
  • White
  • Black
  • Asian
  • Latino
  • Foreign
  • Other
Student-to-faculty Ratio
17 to 1
Return For Sophomore Year
Overall Graduation Rate
Graduate On Time / in 6 Years
36% / 56%
Calendar System
Religious Affiliation
On campus housing is provided and is not required for incoming freshman

Other includes American Indian, Native Alaskan, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, two or more races and unknown race / ethnicity.

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Where Grads Live
  • United States
  • Sioux Falls South Dakota Area
  • Greater Minneapolis-St. Paul Area
  • Rapid City South Dakota Area
  • Greater Denver Area
  • Fargo North Dakota Area
  • St. Cloud Minnesota Area
  • Greater Omaha Area
  • Sioux City Iowa Area
  • Des Moines Iowa Area
  • Phoenix Arizona Area
  • Rochester Minnesota Area
  • Greater Chicago Area
  • Kansas City Missouri Area
  • Greater Seattle Area
Where Grads Work
  • South Dakota State University
  • Daktronics
  • Sanford Health
  • Avera McKennan Hospital & University Health Center
  • Wells Fargo
  • State of South Dakota
  • Mayo Clinic
  • Avera Health
  • 3M
  • Sioux Falls School District
  • Hy-Vee Inc.
  • United States Air Force
  • US Army
  • Regional Health
  • POET
What Grads Do
  • Business Development
  • Operations
  • Education
  • Healthcare Services
  • Sales
  • Engineering
  • Research
  • Community and Social Services
  • Information Technology
  • Administrative
  • Finance
  • Arts and Design
  • Program and Project Management
  • Media and Communication
  • Support
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Overall Experience
Student Life
Professor Rating
Test Scores
Critical Reading
440 - 580
530 - 630
970 - 1210
18 - 25
19 - 26
19 - 26

This range represents the middle half of incoming freshman from the 25th to 75th percentile. The writing component is now optional and no longer reported.

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Applicants 5,861 2,632 3,229
% Admitted 90% 89% 91%
% Admits That Enroll 40% 43% 38%
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Majors / Programs

Degrees offered by popularity. Type = Bachelor.

Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General (22%)
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse (15%)
Agriculture (15%)
Social Sciences (7%)
Engineering (7%)
Education (6%)
Biological & Biomedical Sciences (5%)
Work and Family Studies (4%)
Animal Sciences, General (4%)
Biology/Biological Sciences, General (4%)
Pharmacy (3%)
Business (3%)
Mechanical Engineering (3%)
Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations (3%)
Early Childhood Education and Teaching (3%)
Human Development and Family Studies, General (3%)
Parks, Recreation & Fitness Stu. (3%)
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Net Price

Average net price = sticker price - financial aid.


Average net price by income for incoming freshman receiving financial aid.

Net price for students paying in-state tuition rate (public institutions).

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Sticker Price

Sticker price = estimated total cost of attendance.

On Campus
Tuition & Fees$9,114 $11,403
Books & Supplies$1,200 $1,200
Cost of Living$8,105 $8,105
Personal Expenses$3,894 $3,894
Sticker Price$22,313 $29,758

Personal expenses includes laundry, transportation, entertainment and furnishings.

Financial Aid

93% of full-time, incoming freshman receive financial aid.

Receiving Aid %
Avg. Aid Amount
Type of Aid
Grant or Scholarship67%$4,353
Federal Grants25%$4,655
Pell Grants24%$4,263
Other Federal11%$1,267
State & Local Grants21%$1,263
Institutional Grants53%$2,819
Student Loans67%$8,405
Federal Loans65%$5,194
Other Loans22%$10,290

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All financials shown for full-time, incoming freshman.

Total Amount
Per Student
Financial Assets $117 Million $9,677

Value of endowment assets at fiscal year end.


Total federal debt after graduation for undergrad borrowers: $25,000.

Total cumulative student debt by percentile.

Total Principal
Monthly Payment
10 Year Repayment $15,500 $266

Most student loans have a grace period before repayment begins.

3 Year Avg. Default Rate: 4.3%

Avg. rate for colleges with basketball is 5.1%.

Total federal debt excludes private student loans and parent PLUS loans. Cumulative debt cohort includes 5,516 students.


Earnings 10 years after enrollment: $44,400

Earnings of former students working by percentile.

Earnings of former students who received federal financial aid. Figures shown are median.


How long until this college investment pays off: 5.54 years.

Median debt and foregone earnings divided by median earnings. Foregone earnings assumes 4 years to graduation; at this school, 36% of students graduate on time.

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Campus Safety
On Campus
In Residence Halls In Res. Halls
Criminal Offenses
Murder - -
Negligent Manslaughter - -
Rape 6 6
Fondling 2 2
Incest - -
Statutory Rape - -
Robbery - -
Aggravated Assault - -
Burglary 4 4
Motor Vehicle Theft 2 1
Arson 1 1

In Residence Halls are a subset of On Campus statistics. Murder includes non-negligent manslaughter.

The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here. Statistics represent 3-year average data.

Data from The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education.

Carnegie Classifications
Basic ClassificationDoctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity
Undergrad InstructionProfessions plus arts & sciences, some graduate coexistence
Graduate InstructionResearch Doctoral: STEM-dominant
Enrollment ProfileVery high undergraduate
Undergrad ProfileFour-year, full-time, selective, lower transfer-in
Size and SettingFour-year, large, primarily residential

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