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South Dakota State University

South Dakota State University

South Dakota State University

South Dakota State University is the largest university in the U.S. state of South Dakota, located in Brookings. A public land-grant university and sun grant college, founded under the provisions of the 1862 Morrill Act, SDSU offers programs of study required by, or harmonious to, this Act. In step with this land-grant heritage and mission, SDSU has a special focus on academic programs in agriculture, engineering, nursing, and pharmacy, as well as the liberal arts. The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching classifies SDSU as a Research University with high research activity. The graduate program is classified as Doctoral/Science, Technology, Engineering, Math dominant.  SDSU is governed by the South Dakota Board of Regents, which governs the state’s six public universities and two special schools.

The South Dakota State University was founded on February 21, 1881 as Dakota Agriculture College. The first building, with funding from the territorial legislature, was built in 1883, six years before the State of South Dakota was incorporated. Numerous expansions were funded in the late 19th century and early 20th century. The name was changed in 1904 to South Dakota State College of Agricultural and Mechanic Arts. In 1964, the name was changed to South Dakota State University, reflecting the more comprehensive education offered at the university.

 South Dakota State University Rankings in 2011

 South Dakota State University Rankings in 2010

South Dakota State University Tuition and Fees

Tuition and Fees for SDSU Pharmacy Program 2011-2012


SD Resident Non-Resident MN Resident (est.)
P1 Year (37 credits)  

lab fees+LexiComp charge 323.75 323.75 323.75
University Tuition/Fees 8,493.35 10,607.90 10,009.25
Pharm.D. track fee 6,035.00 6,035.00 6,035.00
Enhanc/Eng: Stat 284 20.40 20.40 20.40
Pha Malpractice Ins 16.00 16.00 16.00
total for year 1
14,888.50 17,003.05 16,404.40




P2 Year (35 credits)  

lab fees+LexiComp charge 162.50 162.50 162.50
University Tuition/Fees 8,034.25 10,034.50 9,468.20
Pharm.D. track fee 5,680.00 5,680.00 5,680.00
Pha Malpractice Ins 16.00 16.00 16.00
total for year 2
13,892.75 15,893.00 15,326.70




P3 Year (40 credits)  

lab fees+LexiComp charge 162.50 162.50 162.50
Graduate Tuition/Fees 11,540.00 25,020.00 19,664.40
Pharm.D. track fee 7,100.00 7,100.00 7,100.00
Pha Malpractice Ins 16.00 16.00 16.00
total for year 3
18,818.50 32,298.50 26,942.90




P4 Year (40 credits)  

Graduate Tuition/Fees 11,540.00 25,020.00 19,664.40
Pharm.D. Track Fee 7,100.00 7,100.00 7,100.00
Pha Malpractice Ins 16.00 16.00 16.00
Lexi-Comp charge 55.00 55.00 55.00
total for year 4
18,711.00 32,191.00 26,835.40




Total for Years 1-4
66,310.75 97,385.55 85,509.40

Schools and Colleges of South Dakota State University

College of Agriculture & Biological Sciences

College of Arts & Sciences

College of Education & Human Sciences

College of Engineering

College of Nursing

College of Pharmacy

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