2021 Tuition, Fees, and Living Costs Analysis

UndergraduateGraduatePer Credit HourEarning After Graduation
For the academic year 2020-2021, the undergraduate tuition & fees at South Dakota State University is $9,200 for South Dakota residents and $12,675 for out-of-state students.
The undergraduate 2021-2022 estimated tuition & fees for South Dakota State is $9,287 for South Dakota residents and $12,762 for out-of-state students.
The 2021 undergraduate tuition has been risen by 0.94% for South Dakota residents and increased by 0.68% for out-of-state rates from the previous year. On-campus living costs increased by 0.64% from the previous year. Off-campus living costs increased by 2.32% from the previous year. Its in-state undergraduate tuition and fees are a little bit lower than the average amount ($10,868) and its out-of-state undergraduate tuition and fees are much lower than the average amount of similar schools' tuition ($24,207 - Public Research University (high research activity)).
2020-2021 Undergraduate Tuition & Fees
YearIn-StateOut-of-StateOn Campus Room & Board, Other Expenses
2019-2020$9,114 $12,589$11,999
2020-2021$9,200$12,675$12,076
Change % 2020-20210.94%0.68%0.64%
2021-2022$9,287$12,762$12,153
***Updated with 2021 tuition data from NCES (National Center for Education Statistics) . The estimated 2021-2022 costs are based on the costs change rate of last year.
For Graduate School, in-state tuition and fees are $9,285 and out-of-state tuition and fees are $16,743 for the academic year 2020-2021.
The graduate 2021-2022 estimated tuition & fees at South Dakota State is $9,354 for South Dakota residents and $16,811 for out-of-state students.
The graduate tuition has been risen by 0.74% for South Dakota residents and increased by 0.41% for out-of-state rates from the previous year. Its in-state graduate tuition and fees are a little bit lower than the average amount ($11,136) and its out-of-state graduate tuition and fees are lower than the average amount of similar schools' tuition ($22,993 - Public Research University (high research activity)).
2020-2021 Graduate Tuition & Fees
YearIn-StateOut-of-StateOn Campus Room & Board, Other Expenses
2019-2020$9,217 $16,675$11,999
2020-2021$9,285$16,743$12,076
Change % 2020-20210.74%0.41%0.64%
2021-2022$9,354$16,811$12,153
***Updated with 2021 tuition data from NCES (National Center for Education Statistics) . The estimated 2021-2022 costs are based on the costs change rate of last year.
The below table describes the cost per credit hour for part-time students and/or full-time students who take additional courses more than regular credit hours at South Dakota State.
Per Credit Hour Charge (2020-2021)
YearIn-StateOut-of-State
Undergraduate2019-2020$304$420
2020-2021$257$372
2021-2022$217$329
Graduate2019-2020$384$695
2020-2021$337$648
2021-2022$296$604
The next table summarizes the average earning by years after graduation from the school. After 6 years of graduation, the mean earning is $41,100 and, after 10 years of graduation, the mean earning is $50,200 for South Dakota State University graduates.
Mean Earning After Graduation By Time
TotalMaleFemale
6 Years After Graduation$41,100$44,100$38,100
7 Years After Graduation$40,400--
8 Years After Graduation$45,600--
9 Years After Graduation$43,700--
10 Years After Graduation$50,200$56,200$44,500

Tuition & Fees for 4 Years

Tuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid

How Much is the tuition for 4 years at South Dakota State?

For the students who were admitted in Fall 2021, the estimated tuition for 4 years is $38,737 for South Dakota residents and $53,213 for out-of-state students.
The estimation excludes the book, supplies, and living costs before receiving any financial aid. See the other tabs for estimating 4-year total costs of attendance and after financial aid. The next table shows the estimated 4-years tuition & fees for the next 5 admission years. The estimation is based on 4-years changes in tuition & fees at the school.
4 Years of Tuition & Fees
ResidencyFreshmenSophomoreJuniorSenior4 Years Total
Class of 2025 (Admission Fall 2021)In-State$9,390$9,583$9,781$9,983$38,737
Out-of-State$12,922$13,173$13,429$13,690$53,213
Class of 2026 (Admission Fall 2022)In-State$9,583$9,781$9,983$10,189$39,536
Out-of-State$13,173$13,429$13,690$13,956$54,248
Class of 2027 (Admission Fall 2023)In-State$9,781$9,983$10,189$10,399$40,351
Out-of-State$13,429$13,690$13,956$14,228$55,303
Class of 2028 (Admission Fall 2024)In-State$9,983$10,189$10,399$10,613$41,184
Out-of-State$13,690$13,956$14,228$14,504$56,379
Class of 2029 (Admission Fall 2025)In-State$10,189$10,399$10,613$10,832$42,033
Out-of-State$13,956$14,228$14,504$14,787$57,475
The table shows the 4-years estimation of total costs of attendance (COA). It includes the tuition & fees, books & supplies costs, room & board charges, and other living expenses.
For the students who were admitted in Fall 2021, the estimated 4-years COA is $89,201 for South Dakota residents and $103,677 for out-of-state students.
The next table shows the 4-year COA estimation for the next 5 admission years at South Dakota State University.
4 Years of Costs of Attendance
ResidencyFreshmenSophomoreJuniorSenior4 Years Total
Class of 2025 (Admission Fall 2021)In-State$22,394$22,324$22,331$22,346$89,201
Out-of-State$25,926$25,913$25,913$25,925$103,677
Class of 2026 (Admission Fall 2022)In-State$22,324$22,265$22,280$22,301$88,988
Out-of-State$25,913$25,913$25,925$25,949$103,701
Class of 2027 (Admission Fall 2023)In-State$22,265$22,218$22,239$22,268$88,821
Out-of-State$25,913$25,925$25,949$25,985$103,772
Class of 2028 (Admission Fall 2024)In-State$22,218$22,182$22,210$22,247$88,697
Out-of-State$25,925$25,949$25,985$26,033$103,892
Class of 2029 (Admission Fall 2025)In-State$22,182$22,156$22,192$22,236$88,616
Out-of-State$25,949$25,985$26,033$26,092$104,058
Last year, 56% of enrolled undergraduate students have received grants or scholarship aid. It includes any financial aid from the federal government, state, local, institute, and other sources known by the institution. It excludes federal/private student loans.
After receiving the financial aid, the net price for 4 years of attending the school is $69,813 for South Dakota residents and $84,289 for out-of-state students.
The next table shows the 4-year COA estimation with financial aid for the next 5 admission years at South Dakota State University.
4 Years Costs of attendance after Financial Aid
ResidencyFreshmenSophomoreJuniorSenior4 Years Total
Class of 2025 (Admission Fall 2021)In-State$17,547$17,477$17,484$17,499$69,813
Out-of-State$21,079$21,066$21,066$21,078$84,289
Class of 2026 (Admission Fall 2022)In-State$17,477$17,418$17,433$17,454$69,600
Out-of-State$21,066$21,066$21,078$21,102$84,313
Class of 2027 (Admission Fall 2023)In-State$17,418$17,371$17,392$17,421$69,433
Out-of-State$21,066$21,078$21,102$21,138$84,384
Class of 2028 (Admission Fall 2024)In-State$17,371$17,335$17,363$17,400$69,309
Out-of-State$21,078$21,102$21,138$21,186$84,504
Class of 2029 (Admission Fall 2025)In-State$17,335$17,309$17,345$17,389$69,228
Out-of-State$21,102$21,138$21,186$21,245$84,670

2021 Tuition, Fees, and Living Cost Tables and Charts

Next tables and charts illustrate the 2021 tuition, fees, books & supplies, and living costs in detail. We provide the previous 5 years' costs so that you can check the increased amounts of each cost item and estimate future year costs. In addition, you can check the financial aid amount including grant, scholarship, and federal student loans for the last five years. Use the left menu to explore the tuition and college costs information at South Dakota State University.
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South Dakota State University 2021 Costs of Attendance
In-StateOut-of-State
Tuition and FeesBook & SuppliesLiving Costs Tuition & FeesBook & SuppliesLiving Costs
Undergraduate$9,200$1,200$12,076$12,675$1,200 $12,076
Graduate$9,285 $1,200$12,076$16,743 $1,200$12,076


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