South Dakota State University

Brookings, SD
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Brookings, SD, Administration Lane
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Career Preparation A-
Students and Culture A-
Facilities A-
Activities and Groups A-
A-
Excellent

South Dakota State University is a large, public, four-year university enrolling 12,576 students and offering 178 degrees in Brookings, SD.

Study Areas, Degree Popularity

Check out the most popular majors and specific degrees students have earned at South Dakota State University.

*Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Data may vary depending on school and academic year.
1
Healthcare
622 recent grads, 4 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Athletic Training/trainer
16
4
Clinical Laboratory Science/medical Technology/technologist
28
Dietetics/dietitian
17
1
Family Practice Nurse/nursing
0
22
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies
7
0
2
0
Human Nutrition
10
3
Nursing Science
7
Pharmaceutical Sciences
7
Pharmacy
69
85
Registered Nurse
332
12
0
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
2
Agriculture
420 recent grads, 5 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Agricultural Business Operations
48
Agricultural Communication/journalism
6
Agricultural Economics
6
3
Agricultural Engineering
5
4
0
0
Agricultural Mechanization
25
Agricultural Public Services
5
Agriculture
17
31
Agronomy and Crop Science
59
6
8
Animal Sciences
58
3
0
1
Applied Horticulture/horticulture Operations
7
Dairy Science
26
Landscaping and Groundskeeping
15
Range Science and Management
7
0
Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management
59
17
4
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
3
Education and Liberal Arts
318 recent grads, 4 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Agricultural Teacher Education
11
0
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
10
Art Teacher Education
6
College Student Counseling and Personnel Services
5
Counselor Education/school Counseling and Guidance Services
5
Curriculum and Instruction
6
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
60
Educational Leadership and Administration
12
English Language and Literature
14
9
Family and Consumer Sciences/home Economics Teacher Education
6
1
French Language and Literature
5
General Studies
28
15
0
German Language and Literature
2
Health and Physical Education/fitness
51
10
Health Teacher Education
8
Liberal Arts
13
Music Teacher Education
6
Rhetoric and Composition
2
Spanish Language and Literature
20
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
12
Technical Teacher Education
1
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
4
Human and Social Sciences
250 recent grads, 4 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Counseling Psychology
42
Family and Community Services
1
Family Resource Management Studies
4
0
History
25
Human Development and Family Studies
54
International/global Studies
6
Political Science
13
Psychology
57
Sociology
33
9
5
Work and Family Studies
1
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
5
Mathematics and Science
237 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Aeronautics/aviation/aerospace Science and Technology
1
Biochemistry
2
1
Biology
91
20
14
Biotechnology
9
Chemistry
3
1
3
Computational Mathematics
4
Geography
9
6
Mathematics
31
8
Microbiology
21
Physics
4
Statistics
9
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
6
Engineering
228 recent grads, 4 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Architecture
16
0
Civil Engineering
31
20
0
Construction Engineering Technology/technician
31
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
13
12
4
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/technician
4
Engineering/industrial Management
5
1
0
Environmental Science
11
3
Geographic Information Science and Cartography
6
3
Mechanical Engineering
59
9
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
7
Business
195 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Advertising
28
Consumer Economics
37
Consumer Services and Advocacy
2
0
Economics
75
6
Entrepreneurship/entrepreneurial Studies
22
6
Operations Management and Supervision
13
6
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
8
Art and Design
60 recent grads, 2 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Digital Arts
3
Drama and Dramatics/theatre Arts
5
Dramatic/theatre Arts and Stagecraft
1
Fine Arts
5
Graphic Design
27
6
Interior Design
6
Music
4
Painting
2
Sculpture
1
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
9
Computer Technology
33 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Computer and Information Sciences
24
9
0
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
10
Hospitality
33 recent grads, 1 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Hospitality Management
16
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management
17
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
11
Communication and Media
31 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Journalism
14
Journalism
8
Mass Communication
7
Printmaking
2
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
12
Legal and Law
12 recent grads, 1 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Aviation/airway Management and Operations
1
Flight Instructor
11
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
13
Trades and Careers
12 recent grads, 1 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Apparel and Textile Marketing Management
12
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
Private Loan Options
Online Programs

Check out the online programs offered at South Dakota State University.

Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Agricultural Economics
Agricultural Engineering
Agricultural Teacher Education
Animal Sciences
Clinical Laboratory Science/medical Technology/technologist
Community Organization and Advocacy
Consumer Services and Advocacy
Curriculum and Instruction
Dietetics/dietitian
Educational Leadership and Administration
*Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Data may vary depending on school and academic year.
School Accreditation Information
This institution is accredited by North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Specialized institution accreditations:
Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education Pharmacy (PHAR) - Professional degree programs
Pharmacy (PHAR) - Professional degree programs
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics Didactic Program in Dietetics Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools
*Source data obtained from U.S. Department of Education's Office of Post-secondary Education (OPE)
Alumni & Student Reviews
A- Excellent
Career Preparation
What letter grade would you give your school on how well it prepares students for a career in the real world?
Based on 5 Reviews
Alumni
political science/Spanish , Class of 1972
field (on the job) experiences, volunteering
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Sociology and Economics , Class of 2003
Was a long time ago, they had a student career enter
Rated January 2016
Alumni
geography and GIS , Class of 2008
pretty good Linkin network and carrier center
Rated January 2016
A- Excellent
Students and Culture
What letter grade would you give the students/culture at your school?
Based on 5 Reviews
Alumni
political science/Spanish , Class of 1972
Friendly, active involvement opportunities for students
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Sociology and Economics , Class of 2003
Was a good atmosphere, several different schools and several different types of student groups.
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Nursing , Class of 2013
Most are fresh out of High School and local
Rated January 2016
Alumni
geography and GIS , Class of 2008
friendly mostly Midwestern with agriculture back ground
Rated January 2016
A- Excellent
Facilities
What letter grade would you give the facilities at your school.
Based on 5 Reviews
Alumni
political science/Spanish , Class of 1972
They are very modern and well planned
Rated January 2016
Alumni
geography and GIS , Class of 2008
everything is new now but i liked the older dorms and class rooms as they had character.
Rated January 2016
A- Excellent
Activities and Groups
What overall letter grade would you give the activities/groups at your school?
Based on 5 Reviews
Alumni
political science/Spanish , Class of 1972
rodeo homecoming is Hobo Day - dress up, lots of activities, and crazy student made floats
Rated January 2016
Alumni
BS and MS , Class of 1989
a lot of activities for dorm life
Rated January 2016
Alumni
geography and GIS , Class of 2008
Hobo Day! the sporting events and rodeos were fun.
Rated January 2016
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