South Dakota State University

South Dakota State University

South Dakota State University is a member university of Great Plains IDEA, a consortium of accredited public universities that work together to provide online degrees that one single university could not offer alone. Through Great Plains IDEA, you can select South Dakota State University as your home university and take courses from universities across the United States; providing access to innovative curriculum and renowned faculty.

Participating Programs

Through Great Plains IDEA, South Dakota State University offers a wide range of online graduate and undergraduate programs in human sciences and agriculture. These programs are offered at one affordable common price regardless of program or state of residence, providing maximum flexibility for busy professionals needing to balance family, work, and academics.

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Founded

1881

Main Campus Location:

Brookings, South Dakota (pop. 23,377)

Accredited By

Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
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Undergrad Population

10,067

Graduate Population

1,445

Number of Colleges

7

Nickname

Jackrabbits

School Colors

Yellow and Blue

Mascot

Jack the Jackrabbit

South Dakota State University Traditions

South Dakota State University is known for its inclusive environment and student-centered approach to research, innovation, and engagement. The university, faculty and staff, students and alumni, all strive to make a bold impact on the region, nation, and world.

SDSU’s Hobo Day, a beloved part of homecoming week, first came about in 1912 when a costumed parade included hobos. The present-day Hobo Day parade includes a 1912 Model-T Ford that first appeared in the 1939 parade.

The SDSU Coughlin Campanile is a famous South Dakota landmark. At its completion in 1929, it was then South Dakota’s tallest building at 165 feet high.

Advance Your Career at South Dakota State University

As a member university of Great Plains IDEA, South Dakota State University offers top-notch online master's degrees, a bachelor's completion degree, and graduate certificates in human sciences and agriculture. With SDSU as your home university, you can achieve your professional goals through programs that are student-centered and collaborative.

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