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SD State is a public graduate school in Brookings, South Dakota. It has a mid-size graduate student body with an enrollment of 1,560 graduate students. Of the 50 graduate programs offered at South Dakota State University, 13 are offered online or through graduate distance education programs. The most popular graduate school programs at South Dakota State University are Pharmacy Studies, Computer and Information Sciences, and Pediatric Nursing. 64% of its graduate students are part-time graduate students.

About

Address
1015 Campanile Avenue
Brookings, SD 57007

Graduate Schools

Masters and Doctoral Programs

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Graduate Students

Total Graduate Students
1,560
Part-Time Grad Students
1,002
Research Assistants
272
Teaching Assistants
222
Racial Diversity
  • White
    65.5%
  • International (Non-Citizen)
    24.5%
  • African American
    2%
  • Asian
    1.9%
  • Hispanic
    1.8%
  • Native American
    1.7%
  • Unknown
    1.5%
  • Multiracial
    1.2%
  • Pacific Islander
    0.1%

Student Life

Poll
What one word or phrase best describes students at your school?
Based on 7 responses
  • Driven
    43%
  • Down-to-earth
    43%
  • Friendly
    14%
Poll
What phrase best describes your program?
Based on 7 responses
  • Competitive and intense
    43%
  • Prepared me for the real world
    14%
  • Supportive/helped me grow
    43%

Scholarship

Professors

Poll
100%
of students agree that professors care about their students' success. 7 responses
Poll
100%
of students agree that professors are engaging and easy to understand. 7 responses
Poll
100%
of students agree that professors helped connect them to future opportunities. 7 responses

Return On Investment

Poll
How much did you spend on your graduate degree?
Based on 7 responses
  • $75K-$100K
    14%
  • $25K-$50K
    43%
  • <$25K
    43%
Poll
How much did you make post-graduation?
Based on 7 responses
  • $75K-$100K
    14%
  • <$50K
    14%
  • Did not graduate yet
    71%
71%
of students feel the degree they are getting at this school is worth the time and money. 7 responses

Living in the Area

grade A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Cost of Living
    grade B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade B minus
  3. Nightlife
    grade A
Median Household Income
$53,863
National
$62,843
Median Rent
$753
National
$1,062
Median Home Value
$181,000
National
$217,500

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