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South Dakota State University is the state’s largest, most comprehensive higher education institution, with 73 majors, 36 specializations, 75 minors, 33 master’s degree programs, 15 Ph.D. programs and two professional doctorates.

The SDSU Jackrabbits compete at the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I level in all sports, including the Football Championship Subdivision. Jackrabbits teams play in the Summit League, with the exception of football, wrestling and equestrian. SDSU is a member of the Missouri Valley Football Conference and the Big XII Conference as an affiliate member for wrestling.

SDSU is located in Brookings, S.D., just 55 miles north of Sioux Falls, the state’s largest city.

Quick Facts

  • Type of school: 4-year public university
  • Academic programs: Associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs in the liberal arts and sciences, agriculture, education, engineering, family and consumer sciences and nursing. Professional degree programs in nursing and pharmacy.
  • Fall 2016 enrollment: 12,613 (10,679 on-campus; 1,934 off-campus and distance)
  • % of students receiving financial aid in FY 16: 84%

Estimated  Undergraduate Tuition & Fees 2017-18 (rates subject to change)*
South Dakota Residents

Tuition $7,200
General activity fee $1,260
Residence hall $3,710
Average meal plan $3,400
Books $1,000
Estimated total yearly cost $16,570

*Based on double occupancy room with basic meal plan

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