South Dakota State University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition
$7,191
0.503% growth from 2016
2017 Average Net Price
$18,204
After Financial Aid
2016 Student Loan
4.29%
Default Rate
2017 Acceptance Rate
91.4%
5,551 Applicants
2017 Enrolled Students
12,516
71.7% Full-Time
2017 Graduation Rate
55.4%
1,155 Graduates

About

South Dakota State University is a higher education institution located in Brookings County, SD. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at South Dakota State University were Registered Nursing (334 degrees awarded), General Animal Sciences (84 degrees), and General Biological Sciences (84 degrees).

In 2017, 2,546 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at South Dakota State University. 55.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 44.8% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (2,200 degrees), 48.9 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (45 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at South Dakota State University is $7,191, which is $-19,309 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at South Dakota State University is $7,191, which is $-19,309 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $18,204.

In 2017, 54% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 54% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$7,191
2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at South Dakota State University was $7,191. The cost of tuition at South Dakota State University is $-19,309 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

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Average Net Price

$18,204
2017 Value
15%
1 Year Growth

In 2017 South Dakota State University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $18,204. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of South Dakota State University grew by 15%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,563
Room and Board
$1,500
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at South Dakota State University was of $8,563 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,500. The cost of room and board decreased by 9.59% 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

54%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
54%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

54% of undergraduate students at South Dakota State University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2016, when 54% 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.
4.29%
2016 Default Rate
126
Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at South Dakota State University was 4.29%, which represents 126 out of the 2936 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 State University received 5,551 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 7.31% annual growth. Out of those 5,551 applicants, 5,072 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 91.4% acceptance rate.

There were 12,516 students enrolled at South Dakota State University in 2017, and 3% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

South Dakota State University has an overall enrollment yield of 44.8%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

91.4%
Acceptance Rate in 2017
5,072
Accepted Out of 5,551

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of South Dakota State University was 91.4% (5,072 admissions from 5,551 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 90.8%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 7.31%, while admissions grew by 8.03%.

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SAT Scores

3%
Submission Percentage
67
Scores Submitted

3% of enrolled first-time students at South Dakota State University in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

South Dakota State University has a total enrollment of 12,516 students. The full-time enrollment at South Dakota State University is 8,973 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,543. This means that 71.7% of students enrolled at South Dakota State University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at South Dakota State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 83.6% White, 2.35% Hispanic or Latino, 2.12% Two or More Races, 2.01% Black or African American, 1.13% Asian, 1.06% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0559% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at South Dakota State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (44.5%), followed by White Male (42.9%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (1.14%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (40.5%), followed by White Male (23%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (0.912%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

71.7%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at South Dakota State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 12,516 students. The full-time enrollment at South Dakota State University is 8,973 and the part-time enrollment is 3,543. This means that 71.7% of students enrolled at South Dakota State University are enrolled full-time compared with 78% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

77%
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 State University was 77%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), South Dakota State University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    10,462
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    294
  3. Two or More Races
    265

The enrolled student population at South Dakota State University is 83.6% White, 2.35% Hispanic or Latino, 2.12% Two or More Races, 2.01% Black or African American, 1.13% Asian, 1.06% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0559% 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 Doctoral Universities is 51.5% White, 13.4% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.57% 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, 52 students (0.415%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 264 more women than men received degrees from South Dakota State University. The majority of degree recipients at South Dakota State University are white (2,200 degrees awarded). There were 48.9 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (45 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at South Dakota State University is Registered Nursing (334 degrees awarded), followed by General Animal Sciences (84 degrees) and General Biological Sciences (84 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at South Dakota State University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Agriculture (397 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (137 degrees), and Natural Resources & Conservation (48 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 State University are Other managers (358,042 people), Software developers (347,761 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (301,017 people), Civil engineers (231,219 people), and Mechanical engineers (172,576 people).

The most specialized majors at South Dakota State University are Agriculture (397 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (137 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (48 degrees), Architecture and Related Services (26 degrees), and Engineering (213 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 State University are Surgeons, Dentists, Sales representatives of services, except advertising, insurance, financial services, and travel, Derrick, rotary drill, & service unit operators, & roustabouts, oil, gas, & mining, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at South Dakota State University are Agriculture (397 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (137 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (48 degrees), Architecture and Related Services (26 degrees), and Engineering (213 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 State University are Architectural, engineering & related services (523,759 people), Computer Systems Design (400,263 people), Construction (296,926 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (224,550 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (196,496 people).

The most specialized majors at South Dakota State University are Agriculture (397 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (137 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (48 degrees), Architecture and Related Services (26 degrees), and Engineering (213 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 State University.
Most Common
  1. 334 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 84 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 84 degree-majorss awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at South Dakota State University was Registered Nursing with 334 degree-majorss awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men
  1. 1,141
  2. 1,405

In 2017, 1,141 degrees were awarded to men at South Dakota State University, which is 0.812 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,405).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 74 degrees were awarded to men at South Dakota State University in Mechanical Engineering, which is 7.4 times more than the 10 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 298 degrees were awarded to women at South Dakota State University in Registered Nursing, which is 5.96 times more than the 50 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

30%
100% Completion Time
55%
150% Completion Time

In 2017, 30% of students graduating from South Dakota State University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 55% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 56% 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 (61.4%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at South Dakota State University is Female and White (61.4% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, 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% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    2,200 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    45 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    39 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at South Dakota State University is white (2,200 degrees awarded). There were 48.9 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (45 degrees).

0.353% of degree recipients (9 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    1,251 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    949 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Male
    30 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at South Dakota State University is white female (1,251 degrees awarded). There were 1.32 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (949 degrees).

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Operations

South Dakota State University has an endowment valued at nearly $122M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $653k (0.536%), compared to the 5.91% average return ($16.9M on $287M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2017, South Dakota State University had a total salary expenditure of $303M. South Dakota State University employs 149 Assistant professors, 125 Professors, and 119 Instructors. Most academics at South Dakota State University are Male Professors (89), Male Assistant professors(77), and Female Instructors (76).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at South Dakota State University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 209 employees, Management, with 186 employees, and Service with 149 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$122M
2017 Endowment
19%
growth from 2016

South Dakota State University has an endowment valued at about $122M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of South Dakota State University grew 19% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $165M lower than than the median endowment of Doctoral Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $33.2M - Federal
  2. $6.75M - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, South Dakota State University received $33.2M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $6.75M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$132M
2017 Salaries
3.18%
growth from 2016

In 2017, South Dakota State University paid a median of $132M in salaries, which represents 43.5% of their overall expenditure ($303M) and a 3.18% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.1% decline from 2015 and a 2.54% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 215M (42.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$42.1M
Instructional Salaries
551
Number of Employees

In 2017, South Dakota State University paid a total of $42.1M to 551 employees working as instructors, which represents 31.9% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $61.3M (31.9%) for similar Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
149 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
209 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at South Dakota State University were Assistant professor with 149 employees; Professor with 125 employees; and Professor with 119 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at South Dakota State University were Office and Administrative Support with 209 employees; Management with 186 employees; and Service with 149 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Professor
  2. Male Assistant professor
  3. Female Instructor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at South Dakota State University was Male Professor with 89 employees, Male Assistant professor with 77 employees, and Female Instructor with 76 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at South Dakota State University.

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