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South Dakota State University Demographics & Diversity

Brookings, South Dakota

Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
Very Low

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at South Dakota State University are mostly White with a small Foreign Resident population. The school has very low racial diversity. 12% percent of students are minorities or students of color. The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of South Dakota State University students
Race Percent of Students
White 88%
Black 2%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 1%
American Indian / Alaskan 1%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 2%
International 4%
Race Unknown 0%

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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
High

There are 16% more female students than male students enrolled at South Dakota State University with a gender ratio of 54% women to 46% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, South Dakota State University has a comparable gender diversity ratio to other US colleges and is inclusive of both genders.

Male to female gender ratio for South Dakota State University students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 46%
Women 54%
Enrollment by gender for South Dakota State University students
Gender Number of Students
Men 5,595
Women 6,509

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Low

South Dakota State University serves a low number of students outside of South Dakota, with 49 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for South Dakota State University students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 49%
Out of State 49%
Foreign 2%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$53,049 per year

23% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Enrollment
12,104
Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 10.7%
Part time Undergrads 13.1%

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

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