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South Dakota State University

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The land-grant heritage of South Dakota State University, which began with a college founded in 1881, originates from local and national legislation dating back to 1862. The Morrill Act, passed by Congress and signed by President Abraham Lincoln in July of that year, embodied a revolutionary idea in higher education.


Students can choose from 73 majors, 36 specializations, 75 minors, 33 master's degree programs, 15 Ph.D. programs and two professional doctorates.


South Dakota State University (SDSU) is building a future for South Dakota, the nation, and the globe. SDSU's primary land-grant mission is to create opportunities for our state through research and education. Research has been a vital part of SDSU since 1887 with the creation of the South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station.

Since that time, SDSU has been the reliable resource for research-based information and community leadership. Today, research provides a solid knowledge base for economic development, academic programs, and experiential opportunities for students.


South Dakota State University and all the institutions within the South Dakota Board of Regents system use an online, shared employment system that allows users to browse and apply for openings online.


Student services

It’s a simple fact in college: you can’t do it alone. At SDSU, we understand that there will be times when our students need help. And for that we’re happy to provide a variety of services. Whether you’re looking for an on-campus job or legal advice, computer support, or just someone to talk to, we’ve got what you need and more.

Housing services

Living on campus is a jumpstart to students' learning and growth during their college careers at SDSU; residential students have everything they need to live, learning, and succeed conveniently located. Residence halls include furnished rooms, lounge areas, kitchens and laundry facilities.

Library services

Hilton M. Briggs Library

The Hilton M. Briggs Library is a 21st century learning and research center that inspires academic excellence, creative scholarship, student engagement, and lifelong curiosity.

Medical services

The Student Health Clinic is located in the Wellness Center at South Dakota State University. They are specialized in college health. They are offering high quality primary care services. They understand today's college students and are committed to assisting with your healthcare needs.

Student Life

Student clubs

  • African Students' Association
  • American Indian Student Association
  • Bangladeshi Student Association
  • Black Student Alliance (BSA)
  • Campus Crusade for Christ
  • Chi Alpha Christian Fellowship
  • Christian Campus Ministry
  • Equip Campus Ministries
  • Fire Starters


South Dakota State University has been granted the full, ten-year reaccreditation by the Higher Learning Commission. An accreditation team of representatives from peer institutions commended SDSU for:

  • Dedicated faculty and staff
  • Quality new facilities
  • Excellent student leadership
  • Shared governance
  • Partnerships with local community
  • Robust and Integrated assessment program

Brookings, South Dakota, United States

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