Graduate Programs Overview

South Dakota School of Mines and Technology is a Public, 4 or more years school located in Rapid City, South Dakota. It offers graduate degree programs as well as undergraduate degree programs. For academic year 2020-2021 the graduate school tuition & fees are $11,270 for South Dakota residents and $19,250 for other students in average.

It offers thirty-nine graduate programs: 18 Master's, 10 Doctorate, 5 Post-Bachelor's, 6 Post-Master's programs. Some of those programs are offered by distance learning. 86 students have been conferred Master's degree and 15 students have received Doctorate degree last year.
Graduate Programs Key Facts
School NameSouth Dakota School of Mines and Technology
TypePublic, 4 or more years
Address501 E Saint Joseph St, Rapid City, SD
Graduate School Students323 students
66 students enrolled online exclusively
Tuition & Fees (2020-2021)In-State$11,270
Out-of-State$19,250
Student to Faculty15:1 (6.67%)
Number of Offered Graduate ProgramsTotal 39 Graduate Programs
18 Master's, 6 Doctorate, 11 Post graduate certificates

2021 Graduate Program Tuition & Fees

The following table and chart describe 2020-2021 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 $11,270 and $19,250 for non-South Dakota residents. The tuition per credit hours for part-time students (or full-time students who taking extra credits) is $347 for South Dakota residents and $679 for out-of-state students.
2021 COATuition Trends
2021 Graduate School Tuition, Fees, and Living Costs
In-StateOut-of-State
Tuition$8,320$16,300
Fees$2,950$2,950
Cost per Credit$347$679
Books & Supplies$2,050
Room & Board$7,980 (On-Campus) / $10,400 (Off-Campus)
Personal Expenses$4,400 (On-Campus) / $4,400 (Off-Campus)
On-Campus Total$25,700$33,680
Off-Campus Total$28,120$36,100
Graduate Program Tuition Changes (2017-2021)
2016-20172017-20182018-20192019-20202020-2021
In-State$8,040$8,330$8,350$11,270$11,270
Out-of-State$13,800$14,130$14,250$19,250$19,250

Graduate Programs By Area of Study

South Dakota School of Mines and Technology offers Masters, Doctorate, Post-Bachelor's Certificate, Post-Master's Certificate graduate degree/certificate programs through 116 major areas - 17 Master's , 9 Doctorate , 4 Post-Bachelor', 5 Post-Master'. 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
Total8615195
Men669143
Women20652
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
Engineering Technology
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies
Physical Sciences
Business
Engineering
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Business
Engineering
Physical Sciences
Engineering
Engineering Technology
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies
Physical Sciences
Business
Engineering
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Business
Engineering
Physical Sciences

Graduate Student Population

Total 2,525 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, 323 students are enrolled to earn graduate degrees. By gender, it has 241 male and 82 female graduate students. By attending status, there are 181 full-time and 142 part-time students in graduate schools. It offers online degree programs and 66 students enrolled to earn their graduate degree through online exclusively and 15 students are taking some online graduate courses.
Graduate Students Gender Distribution
Total323
Men Students241
Women Students82
Graduate Students Attending Status Distribution
Total323
Full-time Students181
Part-time Students142
By race/ethnicity 187 White, 7 Black, and 7 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
Total323
American Indian /
Native American
4
Asian7
Black7
Hispanic7
White187
Two or more races10
Un-Known2
18 students are younger than 22 and 27 students are older than 65. The school has 191 students aged between 22 and 30 and 87 students aged 30 to 40.
Graduate Students Age Distribution
Total323
21 & Under18
22-2491
25-29100
30-3456
35-3931
40 & Over27
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, 66 students are enrolled exclusively in online courses and 15 students are enrolled in some online courses.
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment Distribution
Total Enrollment323
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses66
Enrolled in Some But Not All Online Courses15
Not Enrolled In Any Online Courses242
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment By Student Location
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses66
South Dakota Resident0
Other State In U.S.3
Outside of U.S.63


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