South Dakota State University

South Dakota State University is located in South Dakota, Pierre.

It is ranked as #127 in Best National University.

It is a public University.

South Dakota State University offers following types of degrees and certificate programs:

  • Less than one year certificate
  • Associate's degree
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Postbaccalaureate certificate
  • Master's degree
  • Post-master's certificate
  • Doctor's degree in research
  • Doctor's degree for professional practice

Acceptance rate at South Dakota State University for undergraduate program was 92.43%.

Last year, 5390 students applied for undergraduate program and 4982 got accepted.

Acceptance rate of 92.43% makes it not so competitive to get admission.

1560 enrolled in graduate programs, which includes on campus and online Master's programs.

350 are reported as enrolled exclusively in distance education and 176 are enrolled in at least one distance education course, but not all distance education.

South Dakota State University had 13097 students enrolled in undergraduate programs.

217 students were enrolled in top 6 Masters degree programs.

South Dakota State University offers 58 graduate programs specialization.

South Dakota State University does not have an open admission policy. It’s admission process is not so competitive.

With exemplary training and job placement for our graduates, the Master’s in Nursing offers several options for taking your nursing career to new, meaningful places. The average income for health informatics specialists is $61,087 per year, but the highest paying jobs are most often found in Chicago at $84,000 per year. The Bureau of Labor Statistics found the growth rate for this job will grow to 17 percent by 2024. The Department is committed to providing graduate students with quality educational and research experiences and preparing them to meet the challenges of a competitive job market upon graduation.


South Dakota State University has been ranked 127.


Acceptance Rate: 90.04%


Tuition for Graduate Programs: $15,541

Under Graduate Program Tuition: $11,172

Financial Aid

Average Amount of Financial Aid Awarded: $4,997

Average Amount of Institutional Aid Awarded: $2,819

South Dakota State University most popular Master's Degree programs with respect to student count are

Pharmacy : 78
Computer and Information Sciences : 43
Nursing Practitioner : 28
Counseling Psychology : 24
Registered Nurse : 23

South Dakota State University most popular under graduate programs with respect to student count are

Registered Nurse : 298
Animal Sciences : 87
Biology and Biological Sciences : 85
Pharmacy : 75
Mechanical Engineering : 64