South Dakota School of Mines and Technology

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$7,380

0.545% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$19,577

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

3.56%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

83.4%

1,445 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

2,778

79.1% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

49.5%

200 Graduates

About

South Dakota School of Mines and Technology is a higher education institution located in Pennington County, SD. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology were Mechanical Engineering (79 degrees awarded), General Civil Engineering (38 degrees), and Chemical Engineering (37 degrees).

In 2017, 463 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology. 26.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 73.4% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (368 degrees), 23 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (16 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology is $7,380, which is $-6,620 less than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,000).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology is $7,380, which is $-6,620 less than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,000).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $19,577.

In 2017, 60% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 53% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$7,380

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology was $7,380. The cost of tuition at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology is $-6,620 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,000).

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Average Net Price

$19,577

2017 Value

1.38%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 South Dakota School of Mines and Technology had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $19,577. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of South Dakota School of Mines and Technology grew by 1.38%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,420

Room and Board

$2,000

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology was of $8,420 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $2,000. The cost of room and board increased by 5.91% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

60%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

53%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

60% of undergraduate students at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 15.4% with respect to 2016, when 52% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.

3.56%

2016 Default Rate

19

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology was 3.56%, which represents 19 out of the 533 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

South Dakota School of Mines and Technology received 1,445 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 5.63% annual growth. Out of those 1,445 applicants, 1,205 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 83.4% acceptance rate.

There were 2,778 students enrolled at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology in 2017, and 15% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

South Dakota School of Mines and Technology has an overall enrollment yield of 38.4%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

83.4%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

1,205

Accepted Out of 1,445

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of South Dakota School of Mines and Technology was 83.4% (1,205 admissions from 1,445 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 84.5%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 5.63%, while admissions grew by 4.24%.

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SAT Scores

15%

Submission Percentage

71

Scores Submitted

15% of enrolled first-time students at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

South Dakota School of Mines and Technology has a total enrollment of 2,778 students. The full-time enrollment at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology is 2,197 students and the part-time enrollment is 581. This means that 79.1% of students enrolled at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, both undergraduate and graduate, is 79.3% White, 4.93% Hispanic or Latino, 3.49% Two or More Races, 1.98% Black or African American, 1.69% American Indian or Alaska Native, 1.66% Asian, and 0.144% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Male (66.4%), followed by White Female (17.6%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (3.91%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Male (36.5%), followed by White Female (17%) and Asian Male (2%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

79.1%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,778 students. The full-time enrollment at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology is 2,197 and the part-time enrollment is 581. This means that 79.1% of students enrolled at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology are enrolled full-time compared with 71.1% at similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Retention Rate over Time

80%

2017 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology was 80%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Special Focus Institutions (71%), South Dakota School of Mines and Technology had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    2,204

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    137

  3. Two or More Races

    97

The enrolled student population at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology is 79.3% White, 4.93% Hispanic or Latino, 3.49% Two or More Races, 1.98% Black or African American, 1.69% American Indian or Alaska Native, 1.66% Asian, and 0.144% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Special Focus Institutions is 44.7% White, 15.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 15.5% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 23 students (0.828%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 217 fewer women than men received degrees from South Dakota School of Mines and Technology. The majority of degree recipients at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology are white (368 degrees awarded). There were 23 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (16 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology is Mechanical Engineering (79 degrees awarded), followed by General Civil Engineering (38 degrees) and Chemical Engineering (37 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Engineering (354 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (37 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (18 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology are Physicians (506,487 people), Other managers (477,717 people), Software developers (418,038 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (344,365 people), and Postsecondary teachers (263,781 people).

The most specialized majors at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology are Engineering (354 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (37 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (18 degrees), Engineering Technologies (12 degrees), and Biology (15 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology are Physicians, Surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Derrick, rotary drill, & service unit operators, & roustabouts, oil, gas, & mining, and Marketing managers

The most specialized majors at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology are Engineering (354 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (37 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (18 degrees), Engineering Technologies (12 degrees), and Biology (15 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (637,472 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (560,332 people), Computer Systems Design (528,364 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (464,445 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (345,596 people).

The most specialized majors at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology are Engineering (354 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (37 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (18 degrees), Engineering Technologies (12 degrees), and Biology (15 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by South Dakota School of Mines and Technology.

Most Common

  1. 79 degrees awarded

  2. 38 degrees awarded

  3. 37 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology was Mechanical Engineering with 79 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 340

  2. 123

In 2017, 340 degrees were awarded to men at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, which is 2.76 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (123).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 75 degrees were awarded to men at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology in Mechanical Engineering, which is 7.5 times more than the 10 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 18 degrees were awarded to women at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology in Chemical Engineering, which is 0.6 times less than the 30 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

17%

100% Completion Time

51%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 17% of students graduating from South Dakota School of Mines and Technology completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 51% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 54% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

White Female

Highest Graduation Rate (54.1%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology is Female and White (54.1% graduation rate). Across all Special Focus Institutions, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 0.5% of graduates (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    368 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    16 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races

    14 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology is white (368 degrees awarded). There were 23 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (16 degrees).

0.864% of degree recipients (4 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Male

    262 degrees awarded

  2. White Female

    106 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Male

    14 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology is white male (262 degrees awarded). There were 2.47 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (106 degrees).

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Operations

South Dakota School of Mines and Technology has an endowment valued at nearly $60.4M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $111k (0.184%), compared to the 2.38% average return ($240k on $10.1M) across all Special Focus Institutions.

In 2017, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology had a total salary expenditure of $72.4M. South Dakota School of Mines and Technology employs 41 Associate professors, 41 Assistant professors, and 40 Professors. Most academics at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology are Male Professors (36), Male Associate professors(36), and Male Assistant professors (25).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology are: Management, with 66 employees, Computer, Engineering, and Science, with 46 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 40 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$60.4M

2017 Endowment

12.5%

growth from 2016

South Dakota School of Mines and Technology has an endowment valued at about $60.4M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of South Dakota School of Mines and Technology grew 12.5% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $50.3M higher than than the median endowment of Special Focus Institutions according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $11.6M - Federal

  2. $2.78M - State

  3. $1.31M - Local

As of 2017, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology received $11.6M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $2.78M from state grants and contracts, and $1.31M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$34.2M

2017 Salaries

3.72%

growth from 2016

In 2017, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology paid a median of $34.2M in salaries, which represents 47.2% of their overall expenditure ($72.4M) and a 3.72% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 4.62% growth from 2015 and a 7.48% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Special Focus Institutions is 2.59M (39.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$12.8M

Instructional Salaries

145

Number of Employees

In 2017, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology paid a total of $12.8M to 145 employees working as instructors, which represents 37.6% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.05M (36.1%) for similar Special Focus Four-Year: Engineering Schools.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor

Most Common Instructor

41 Employees

Management

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

66 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology were Associate professor with 41 employees; Assistant professor with 41 employees; and Assistant professor with 40 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology were Management with 66 employees; Computer, Engineering, and Science with 46 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 40 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Male Associate professor

  3. Male Assistant professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology was Male Professor with 36 employees, Male Associate professor with 36 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 25 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology.

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