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South Dakota State University Student Outcomes

Brookings, South Dakota

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Graduation Rate

Percent of students graduating within 150% of normal completion time
55% vs. 41.9% national median
Graduation Rates for South Dakota State University
Years Percent Earning Bachelor's Degree
within 4 years 31% earned a bachelor degree
within 5 years 54% earned a bachelor degree
within 6 years 60% earned a bachelor degree

A college's graduation rate is a strong indication of its effectiveness and your potential to find success at a school. These statistics measure the percentage of first-time, full-time students who earned a bachelor degree within four, five or six years from South Dakota State University. For comparison, approximately 58% of starting students nationally earn a bachelor's degree within six years. South Dakota State University is more effective than average at successfully graduating students.

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Post Graduation Earnings

Average Salary After 10 Years
$47,700 vs. $34,300 national median
Average salary after attending South Dakota State University
Years Average Earnings
after 6 years $39,800 per year
after 7 years $40,400 per year
after 8 years $44,300 per year
after 9 years $43,700 per year
after 10 years $47,700 per year

10 years after enrolling, the average income of former South Dakota State University students who are working and no longer in school is $47,700, which is 39% higher than the national median. Sources, U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard / Department of Treasury.

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Student Loan Debt Upon Graduation

Median Student Loan Debt for Graduates
$25,116
Percent of students receiving Federal Loans
59%

Student Loan Repayment

Median Loan Payment
$259 per month
Percent of students actively repaying their loans
77% vs. 47% national average

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=219356 IPEDS survey data for South Dakota State University.