South Dakota State University

Fast Facts

South Dakota’s largest university and the state’s land grant university is located right in Brookings. SDSU offers degrees through eight colleges and the Graduate School.

Faculty and staff work closely with Brookings area businesses, providing valuable opportunities for science and technology development in the areas of innovation, research, and resources.

Fall 2020 enrollment – 11,405
Majors – 82 majors
Minors – 94
Specializations – 35
Master’s Degree Programs – 36
Ph.D. Programs – 15
Professional Doctorates – 2


SDSU’s primary land-grant mission is to create opportunities for South Dakota through research and education. Research has been a vital part of SDSU since 1887 with the creation of the South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station. Since that time, SDSU has been the reliable resource for research-based information and community leadership. Today, research provides a solid knowledge base for economic development, academic programs, and experiential opportunities for students.

Primary strengths include agriculture, engineering, human health and nutrition, renewable energy, pharmaceutical sciences, geospatial information sciences, environmental sciences, and many other

Brookings Economic Development Corporation
2301 Research Park Way, Suite 113
Brookings, SD 57006
(605) 697-8103  |