South Dakota School of Mines and Technology

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$7,820
2022 Average Net Price
$21,124
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
0.738%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
82.7%
1,514 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
2,492
77% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
55.9%
275 Graduates

About

South Dakota School of Mines and Technology is a higher education institution located in Pennington County, SD. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology were Mechanical Engineering (95 degrees awarded), General Civil Engineering (48 degrees), and Electrical & Electronics Engineering (33 degrees).

In 2022, 545 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology. 26.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 73.6% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (451 degrees), 23.7 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (19 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology is $7,820, which is $−7,121 less than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,942).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology is $7,820, which is $−7,122 less than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,942).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $21,124.

In 2022, 75% of undergraduate students attending South Dakota School of Mines and Technology received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 43% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$7,820
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology was $7,820. The cost of tuition at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology is $−7,122 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,942).

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Average Net Price

$21,124
2022 Value
9.7%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 South Dakota School of Mines and Technology had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $21,124. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of South Dakota School of Mines and Technology grew by 9.7%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,450
Room and Board
$2,060
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology was of $9,450 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 2.83% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $2,060. The cost of books and supplies increased by 0.488% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

75%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
43%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

75% of undergraduate students at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 10.3% with respect to 2021, when 68% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
0.738%
2019 Default Rate
4
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology was 0.738%, which represents 4 out of the 542 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

South Dakota School of Mines and Technology received 1,514 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 4.78% annual growth. Out of those 1,514 applicants, 1,252 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 82.7% acceptance rate.

There were 2,492 students enrolled at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology in 2022. 26% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

South Dakota School of Mines and Technology has an overall enrollment yield of 43%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

82.7%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
1,252
Accepted Out of 1,514

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of South Dakota School of Mines and Technology was 82.7% (1,252 admissions from 1,514 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 80.5%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 4.78%, while admissions grew by 7.65%..

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SAT Scores

26%
Submission Percentage (2022)
134
Scores Submitted (2022)

26% of enrolled first-time students at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

South Dakota School of Mines and Technology had a total enrollment of 2,492 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology is 1,920 students and the part-time enrollment is 572. This means that 77% of students enrolled at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, both undergraduate and graduate, is 79.5% White, 5.1% Hispanic or Latino, 2.69% Two or More Races, 1.48% Asian, 1.2% Black or African American, 0.963% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0401% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (65.4%), followed by White Female (17.7%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (4.17%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Male (32.1%), followed by White Female (17.6%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (2.59%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

77%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,492 students. The full-time enrollment at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology is 1,920 and the part-time enrollment is 572. This means that 77% of students enrolled at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology are enrolled full-time compared with 71.2% at similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Retention Rate over Time

83%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology was 83%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Special Focus Institutions (73%), South Dakota School of Mines and Technology had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    1,982 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    127 enrolled students
  3. Two or More Races
    67 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology is 79.5% White, 5.1% Hispanic or Latino, 2.69% Two or More Races, 1.48% Asian, 1.2% Black or African American, 0.963% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0401% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Special Focus Institutions is 42.1% White, 19.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 14.1% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 85 students (3.41%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 257 fewer women than men received degrees from South Dakota School of Mines and Technology. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology is white (451 degrees awarded). There were 23.7 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (19 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology is Mechanical Engineering (95 degrees awarded), followed by General Civil Engineering (48 degrees) and Electrical & Electronics Engineering (33 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Engineering (419 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (37 degrees), and Math & Statistics (15 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology are Software developers (1,064,555 people), Other managers (490,819 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (414,226 people), Civil engineers (296,297 people), and Mechanical engineers (225,521 people).

The most specialized majors at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology in 2022 are Engineering (419 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (37 degrees), Math & Statistics (15 degrees), Engineering Technologies (24 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (32 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology are Podiatrists, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Surgeons, Physicians, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology are Engineering (419 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (37 degrees), Math & Statistics (15 degrees), Engineering Technologies (24 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (32 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology are Computer Systems Design (1,117,805 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (513,221 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (440,766 people), Construction (356,429 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (283,782 people).

The most specialized majors at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology are Engineering (419 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (37 degrees), Math & Statistics (15 degrees), Engineering Technologies (24 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (32 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by South Dakota School of Mines and Technology.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 95 degrees awarded
  2. 48 degrees awarded
  3. 33 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology was Mechanical Engineering with 95 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

401
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
144
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 401 degrees were awarded to men at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, which is 2.78 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (144).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 97 degrees were awarded to men at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology in Mechanical Engineering, which is 7.46 times more than the 13 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 20 degrees were awarded to men at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology in General Civil Engineering, which is 0.357 times less than the 56 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

19%
100% Completion Time
50%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 19% of students graduating from South Dakota School of Mines and Technology completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 50% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 52% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology is Male and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Special Focus Institutions, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 0.364% of graduates (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    451 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    19 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    15 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology is white (451 degrees awarded). There were 23.7 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (19 degrees).

0.183% of degree recipients (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Male
    332 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    119 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Male
    14 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology is white male (332 degrees awarded). There were 2.79 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (119 degrees).

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Operations

South Dakota School of Mines and Technology has an endowment valued at nearly $88.7M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of 87.7k (0.0989%) compared to the 0.21% average return (24.5k on 11.6M) across all Special Focus Institutions.

In 2022, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology had a total salary expenditure of 79.5M. South Dakota School of Mines and Technology employs 42 Assistant professors, 41 Associate professors and 35 Professors. Most academics at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology are Male Assistant professor (34), Male Professor (32), and Male Associate professor (30).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology are: Management, with 63 employees, Computer, Engineering, and Science, with 47 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 36 employees.

Endowment

$88.7M
2022 Endowment
4.27%
decline from 2021

South Dakota School of Mines and Technology has an endowment valued at about $88.7M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of South Dakota School of Mines and Technology declined 4.27% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $77M higher than than the median endowment of Special Focus Institutions according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$36.5M
2022 Salaries
3.29%
growth from 2021

In 2022, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology paid a median of $36.5M in salaries, which represents 45.9% of their overall expenditure ($79.5M) and a 3.29% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Special Focus Institutions is 3.17M (40.8% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$14.7M
Instructional Salaries
153
Number of Employees

In 2022, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology paid a total of $14.7M to 153 employees working as instructors, which represents 40.3% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $975k (30.7%) for similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
42 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
63 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology were Assistant professor with 42 employees, Associate professor with 41 employees, and Professor with 35 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology were Management with 63 employees, Computer, Engineering, and Science with 47 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 36 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Assistant professor
  2. Male Professor
  3. Male Associate professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology was Male Assistant professor with 34 employees, Male Professor with 32 employees, and Male Associate professor with 30 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology.

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