South Dakota State University

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Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education
Graduate programs or courses are offered via distance education
ROTC: Army
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Teacher certification: Students can complete their preparation in certain areas of specialization
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Administration Lane, Brookings, SD, 57007-1898

(800) 952-3541  

www.sdstate.edu/  

www.sdstate.edu/admissions/index.cfm    

www.sdstate.edu/admissions/financing/index.cfm   

sdstate.edu/admissions/apply-now.cfm    

catalog.sdstate.edu/content.php?catoid=2&navoid=13

Public, 4-year or above 

Diploma
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Doctor's
First Professional

Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers

Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits

Academic Year Prices - 2014 (full-time, first-time undergraduate students)

Tuition & Fees 2014-15 2013-14 2012-13
In District $7,713 $7,713 $7,404
In State $7,713 $7,713 $7,404
Out of State $10,485 $9,795 $9,350
Books and Supplies $1,500 $1,140 $1,140
On Campus      
Room and Board $9,000 $6,644 $6,246
Other Expenses $6,798 $3,915 $3,826
Off Campus      
Room and Board $9,493 $7,740 $7,580
Other Expenses $7,767 $4,491 $4,372
Off Campus With Family      
Other Expenses - $4,131 $4,372

Major NCAA Programs

Sport Conference
Baseball Mid-Continent Conference
Basketball Mid-Continent Conference
Football Missouri Valley Conference
Cross Country/Track Mid-Continent Conference

Financial Aid 2011-2012

Type of Aid Percent Receiving Aid Average Amount Received
Federal Grants
(scholarships/fellowships)
31.0 % $4,195
State/Local Grant
(scholarships/fellowships)
20.0 % $1,005
Institutional Grants
(scholarships/fellowships)
54.0 % $2,111
Loans 71.0 % $7,066

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The above information was obtained via the publicly-available Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), operated by the U.S. Department of Education, which compiles self-reported information provided by colleges and universities, for the purpose of making such information openly available to students and parents.

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