Graduate Program Overview

South Dakota School of Mines and Technology is a four-years, public school located in Rapid City, South Dakota. It offers graduate degree programs as well as undergraduate degree programs. For academic year 2021-2022, the average graduate school tuition & fees is $11,924 for South Dakota residents and $20,116 for out-of-state students. It offers thirty-five (35) graduate programs and some programs are offered through distance learning.
Graduate Programs Key Facts
School NameSouth Dakota School of Mines and Technology
TypeFour-years, Public
Address501 E Saint Joseph St, Rapid City, SD
Graduate School Students329 students
71 students enrolled online exclusively
Tuition & Fees (2021-2022)In-State$11,924
Student to Faculty13:1 (7.69%)
Number of Graduate ProgramsTotal 35 Graduate Programs
17 Master's, 9 Doctorate, 9 Post graduate certificates

2022 Graduate Tuition & Fees

The following table and chart describe 2021-2022 graduate tuition & fees at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology with tuition changes over the last 5 years. Each cost is an average amount over the offered programs. For South Dakota residents, the tuition & fees are $11,924 and $20,116 for non-South Dakota residents. The tuition per credit hours for part-time students (or full-time students who taking extra credits) is $339 for South Dakota residents and $680 for out-of-state students.
Data source: 2021-2022 tuition - NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: July 22, 2022)
2022 COATuition Trends
2022 Graduate School Tuition, Fees, and Living Costs
Cost per Credit$339$680
Books & Supplies$2,060
Room & Board$8,140 (On-Campus) / $10,760 (Off-Campus)
Personal Expenses$4,400 (On-Campus) / $4,400 (Off-Campus)
On-Campus Total$26,524$34,716
Off-Campus Total$29,144$37,336
Graduate Program Tuition Changes (2018-2022)

Conferred Degrees and Graduate Programs by Major

South Dakota School of Mines and Technology offers Masters, Doctorate, Post-Bachelor's Certificate, Post-Master's Certificate graduate degree/certificate programs through 35 major areas - 17 Master's , 9 Doctorate , 4 Post-Bachelor', 5 Post-Master'. 86 students have been conferred Master's degree and 15 students have received Doctorate degree last year.The following table summarizes the total number of completers by degree and gender.
Total Number of Conferred Graduate Degree
Master'sDoctorate Post-Bachelor'sPost-Master's
Below, you can check major programs and concentration for each area of study with offered degrees and completers. ONLINE denotes the program offered by distance learning (online degree). You may want to see all graduate schools offering a major program by following the link on the title of the program.
Engineering Technology
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies
Physical Sciences
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Physical Sciences

Graduate Student Population

Total 2,475 students enrolled in South Dakota School of Mines and Technology including both undergraduate and graduate programs, with full-time and part-time status. In graduate schools, 329 students are enrolled to earn graduate degrees. By gender, it has 249 male and 80 female graduate students. By attending status, there are 172 full-time and 157 part-time students in graduate schools. It offers online degree programs and 71 students enrolled to earn their graduate degree through online exclusively and 74 students are taking some online graduate courses.
Graduate Students Gender Distribution
Men Students249
Women Students80
Graduate Students Attending Status Distribution
Full-time Students172
Part-time Students157
By race/ethnicity 209 White, 5 Black, and 6 Asian students are attending at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology. The detail graduate enrollment distribution by race is shown in the below chart.
Graduate Students Race Distribution
American Indian /
Native American
Native Hawaiian /
Other Pacific Islander
Two or more races7
50 students are younger than 22 and 32 students are older than 65. The school has 176 students aged between 22 and 30 and 71 students aged 30 to 40.
Graduate Students Age Distribution
21 & Under50
40 & Over32
Distance learning, also called online education, is very attractive to students, especially those who want to continue education and work in the field. At South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, 71 students are enrolled exclusively in online courses and 74 students are enrolled in some online courses.
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment Distribution
Total Enrollment329
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses71
Enrolled in Some But Not All Online Courses74
Not Enrolled In Any Online Courses184
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment By Student Location
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses71
South Dakota Resident21
Other State In U.S.42
Outside of U.S.8

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