South Dakota State University


South Dakota State University is South Dakota's largest and most comprehensive university, offering degrees at the associate, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral levels. Founded in 1881, SDSU is the state's only land-grant institution, serving the people of the state through academic programs, research and extension.

SDSU offers the greatest selection of academic programs in the state with more than 200 majors, minors and specializations offered in seven colleges: Agricultural and Biological Sciences, Arts and Sciences, Education and Human Services, Engineering, Nursing, Pharmacy, and General Studies and Outreach Programs. The university has remained continuously accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools since 1916.

SDSU is located in Brookings, a progressive, friendly community that provides students in a safe, comfortable environment. A wide variety of athletic, social and cultural activities are available on campus and in the community, including the South Dakota Art Museum and SDSU Jackrabbit Division I athletics. The Performing Arts Center, a new engineering complex, a new residence hall, Student Union expansion, and state-of-the-art Wellness Center are recent additions to the already excellent facilities at SDSU, with additional residence halls, academic and athletic facilities currently under construction.

SDSU provides students with access to classes offered via various distance education technologies, including interactive television, satellite, Internet, and videotape. Under the Carnegie Classification System, SDSU is a Doctoral/Research University - Intensive. U.S. News & World Report recognized SDSU for five years as a "top 10 public university" and as the "most efficient" university in the Midwest. In recent rankings, SDSU was placed in "national universities - doctoral: third tier." This ranking serves as national recognition of what our students have known all along: SDSU offers an exceptional education at an affordable price.

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NOTE: The rates shown are taken from WICHE's most recent annual Tuition and Fees Report (published in December) and do not include fees. We strongly encourage you to verify these rates with the admissions office of the institution where you want to enroll.

This institution offers the WUE rate to transfer students.

The WUE tuition rate applies to the majors listed below. If the major is not listed here, it is not eligible for the WUE rate:

Program Name   Degree Type(s)    
Advertising   BA, BS    
Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering   BS    
Agricultural and Resource Econ   CERT, BS    
Agricultural Business   BS    
Agricultural Ed/Ag Ed Communication & Leadership   BS    
Agricultural Education, Communication & Leadership   BS    
Agricultural Public Services, Other   BS    
Agricultural Systems Tech   BS    
Agriculture, General   ASSOC, BS    
Agronomy   BS    
American Indian/Native American Studies   BA    
Animal Science   CERT, BS    
Animation   CERT    
Apparel Merchandising   BS    
Architectural Studies   BA    
Art History, Criticism and Conservation   CERT    
Aviation Maintenance Management   BS    
Aviation Mgmt   BS    
Aviation/Aviation Education   BS    
Biochemistry   BS    
Biology   BS    
Biotechnology   BS    
Ceramic Arts and Ceramics   CERT    
Chemistry   BS    
Chemistry Teacher Education   BS    
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning   BS    
Civil Engineering   BS    
Community Health and Preventive Medicine   BS    
Community Organization and Advocacy   CERT    
Computer Science/Computer Applications   BS    
Construction Management   ASSOC, BS    
Consumer Affairs   BS    
Consumer Services and Advocacy   CERT    
Dairy Production/Dairy Manufacturing   BS    
Data Science   CERT    
Dietetics/Dietitian (RD)   BS    
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General   CERT    
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General   BS    
Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other   CERT    
Early Childhood Education / Coop Elem Ed   BS    
Economics   BA, BS    
Electrical Engineering   BS    
Electronics Engineering Technology   BS    
Energy, Environment, and Natural Resources Law   BS    
English   BA    
Entrepreneurial Studies   BS    
Environmental Management   BS    
Environmental Science   BS    
Exercise Science   BS    
Family and Consumer Science Education   CERT    
Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education   BS    
Family Practice Nurse/Nurse Practitioner   CERT    
Fine/Studio Arts, General   BA    
Food Science   BS    
French Studies   BA    
General Merchandising, Sales, and Related Marketing Operations, Other   CERT    
General Studies   ASSOC, BS    
Geographic Information Science and Cartography   CERT, BS    
Geography   BS    
German   BA    
Global Studies   BA    
Graphic Design   CERT, BA    
Health Communication   CERT    
Health, Physical Education and Recreation   BS    
History   BA, BS    
Horticulture   BS    
Hospitality Administration/Management, General   BS    
Human Development and Family Studies   ASSOC, BS    
Industrial Management   CERT    
Intercultural/Multicultural and Diversity Studies   CERT    
Interdisciplinary Studies   BS    
Interior Design   BA    
Journalism   BA, BS    
Landscape Architecture (BS, BSLA, BLA, MSLA, MLA, PhD)   BA    
Leadership/Management of Nonprofit Organization   BS    
Manufacturing Engr Technology   BS    
Mathematics   BS    
Mechanical Engineering   BS    
Medical Laboratory Science/Upward Mobility Program   BS    
Microbiology   BS    
Music   BA    
Music Education   BS    
Natural Resources/Conservation, General   BS    
Nursing Education   CERT    
Nursing/Accelerated Nursing/RN Upward Mobility/ Clinical Nurse Leadership   CERT, BS    
Operations Management and Supervision   BS    
Painting   CERT    
Park & Recreation Management   BS    
Pharmacy (PharmD [USA], PharmD or BS/BPharm [Canada])   BS    
Physics   BS    
Political Science   BA, BS    
Pre-Pharmacy   No Degree    
Precision Agriculture   BS    
Printmaking   CERT    
Psychology   BS    
Public Relations/Image Management   BS    
Range Science   CERT, BS    
Sculpture   CERT    
Sociology   ASSOC, BA, BS    
Spanish   BA    
Speech Communication   BS    
Transdis Child Obesity Prevent   CERT    
Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences   BS    

Enrollment Information

Contact the Admissions Office at (605) 688-4121 for a WUE application. 

Contact Information

South Dakota State University
Admissions Office
Box 2201
Brookings, SD 57007
(605) 688-4121/(800) 952-3541