South Dakota School of Mines and Technology in Rapid City

Rapid City, SD

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Overview

South Dakota School of Mines and Technology offers 148-degree programs and 15 via distance education. Student-to-faculty ratio is 15:1. 1 high safety campus. Acceptance Rate is 88%. The most popular test is SAT - 15% of students submitted it in comparison to 82% of students who submitted ACT. 76.6% are women, and 23.4% are men. 6% percents of international students. South Dakota School of Mines and Technology is a member of 5 athletic associations. The average annual total cost of attendance at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology is 17723$, that is above national average. Total price of living is between $16140 and $22210 per year. 50% of full-time South Dakota School of Mines and Technology students completed their education in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is at the level of national average. Average salary after attending is $50,600, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The South Dakota School of Mines and Technology is a public and non-academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and pay in-state tuition and receive Title IV aid.

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$17,723
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By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$14,211
$30,001 - $48,000$15,765
$48,001 - $75,000$18,217
$75,001 - $110,000$19,411
$110,001+$19,383

Admission considerations

Required:

  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record
  • Admission test scores
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Recommended:

  • Completion of college-preparatory program

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Secondary school rank
  • Recommendations
  • Formal demonstration of competencies

Finance

Charges:

  • Typical room charge for academic year: 3800

  • Typical board charge for academic year: -

  • Combined charge for room and board: -

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Percent of students with financial aid

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24%

Types of financial aids

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1567 of South Dakota School of Mines and Technology undergraduates were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 63 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes South Dakota School of Mines and Technology number 7 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in South Dakota.

Students at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a any financial aid.

Family IncomeNumber awarded grant and scholarship aidAverage amount of grant and scholarship aid awarded
$0 - $30,000
100%
$5,832
$30,001 - $48,000
100%
$5,247
$48,001 - $75,000
91.07%
$3,342
$75,001 - $110,000
73.91%
$1,732
$110,001+
63.16%
$1,625

Salary After Attending

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$50,600

According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

Students services

Career

Academic/career counseling service

Employment services for students

Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Credit for military training

Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families

Recognized student veteran organization

Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges

Disability services

5%

Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Graduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Alternative tuition plans

Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

Tuition payment plan

Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

Special learning opportunities

Here are the learning opportunities available in South Dakota School of Mines and Technology.

ROTC

ROTC - Army

Study abroad

ROTC - Reserve Officers' Training Corps, a college program offering scholarships for training commissioned officers covering college tuition.

Study abroad - programs and arrangements offering students a possibility to complete part of the college program studying in another country.

Athletic associations

  • Member of National Athletic Association
  • Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
  • NCAA/NAIA member for football
  • NCAA/NAIA member for basketball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for cross country/track

Graduation Rate

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50%
BELOW AVERAGE

South Dakota School of Mines and Technology graduation rate is below the national average.

50% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to South Dakota School of Mines and Technology completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes a huge number of students. This index doesn’t consider students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading picture. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare educational institutions.

Applying information

Average number of admissions to one applicant

1 : 1

Average number of applicants to one enrolled

3 : 1

Admission considerations

Required:

  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record
  • Admission test scores
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Recommended:

  • Completion of college-preparatory program

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Secondary school rank
  • Recommendations
  • Formal demonstration of competencies

Acceptance Rate

The percentage of students given offers out of all those that applied.

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88%

In comparison to National Average

South Dakota School of Mines and Technology acceptance rate is above national average.

In comparison to state Average

Average acceptance rate for institutions in state is 81%, so acceptance rate value is above state average for 7%.

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88%
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In comparison to an average acceptance rate in of colleges in $10k - $20k price range

Average acceptance rate for all institutions in state in the same net price range is 68%, so South Dakota School of Mines and Technology acceptance rate value is above state net price average for 20%.

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88%
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Admissions yield

Of those that receive offers to enroll, this is the percent of students that actually do enroll. It is equal to the number of students that enroll divided by the number of accepted students multiplied by 100.
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44%

Total

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44%

Full time

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0%

Part time

Retention rate

Full-time retention rate

77%

Part-time retention rate

83%

The South Dakota School of Mines and Technology full-time retention rate is 77% and part-time retention rate is 83%.

Retention rate is the percentage of the institution's first-time first-year undergraduate students who continue at that institution the next year. E.g., full-time students who study in the fall semester and keep on studying in the same program next fall semester are included in the retention rate.

Retention rate is an important indicator: if it is high, it demonstrates that school offers quality curriculum, welcoming student environments and cultures as more students choose to continue their studies.

SAT/ACT scores

SAT scores

Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking South Dakota School of Mines and Technology students submitting SAT scores

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15%

Composite SAT Range (25th - 75th):
1050 - 1300

SAT Range by section (25th - 75th)
Critical Reading: 500 - 630
Math: 550 - 670
Writing: 0 - 0

SAT Test Score Range

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ACT scores

Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking South Dakota School of Mines and Technology students submitting ACT scores

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82%

Composite ACT Range (25th - 75th):
24 - 29

ACT Range by section (25th - 75th)
English: 24 - 29
Math: 22 - 29
Writing: 0 - 0

ACT Test Score Range

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SAT Score Converter

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Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology is 15:1, that means that for every 15 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

Student-to-faculty ratio

15:1
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Men/Women

Number of international students

187
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6%

Percent of international students

Race/ethnicity breakdown

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Students enrollment in distance education

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In South Dakota School of Mines and Technology the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown

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Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in not reported location.

Campus Safety

The percentage of crimes on Main Campus

The campus located by 501 E Saint Joseph St address in Rapid City, South Dakota.

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Main Campus in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is a part of South Dakota School of Mines and Technology with 0.33% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Main Campus are burglary, motor vehicle theft, and forcible sex offense.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

South Dakota School of Mines and Technology offers 148 programs in total: 51 are for Bachelor's degree, 46 - for Master's degree, 27 - for Doctor's degree-research/scholarship programs, 12 - for Postbaccalaureate certificate, 9 - for Post-master's certificate, and 3 are Associate's degree.

This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 31 universities in South Dakota state. South Dakota School of Mines and Technology is one of the few institutions in South Dakota that offers an Associate's degree program.

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Number of degree programs offered via distance education

There are 15 distance learning programs that are provided in the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology: 12 are for Master's degree and 3 are Post-master's certificate.

Note, that programs offered via distance education might be fully online as well as partially online and require on-campus meetings. So explore each program to make sure you can commit.

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Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the South Dakota state average data to help you compare.

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South Dakota School of Mines and Technology provides coursework for undergraduate students and graduate students.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 2162 students with 64853 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period. The enrollment for graduates was 213 with 5113 credit hours.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for South Dakota School of Mines and Technology

Overall Rating:

Overall Rating:

It took me 5 years and a degree change to graduate. The classes were ridiculously difficult. But I wouldn't change anything about it. It was the best 5 years of my life and I recieved a first class education. Professors were great and administration was excellent, especially the dean of students, Pat Mahon.

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Small classes and wonderful professors who care about you!

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Overall Rating:

This museum is awesome! It takes up the 3rd floor of an academic building but is well-labeled with visitor parking out front. The exhibits are very well labeled and organized, with one area containing rocks/minerals and the other area containing fossils. I appreciated the old-school feel of the museum, with the displays being more informative than flashy. They have a great variety of fossils, with some common and some rare (but all exciting). The best part, the museum is free (but appreciates donations). Well worth the stop, looking forward to visiting again someday!

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Overall Rating:

I took an environmental geology field course here (2015). I learned more in three weeks than in college.

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Overall Rating:

The classes are crazy hard and you need to study a lot to pass them. This isn't the problem. The problem is that no one seems to care about us, the students. I asked for help in classes just to get as good a grade as possible and professors were no help to me. When I was switching majors, I called the registrar's office and they had no clue what to do. When I called the department head, he and his assistant bounced me back and forth to each other, and, very effectively, wasted my time. Honestly, the only people that ever helped me at this school was financial aid. Sure you can go to this school, but you had better go in hoping you don't need to talk to staff about anything.

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Location & Website

Address: 501 E Saint Joseph St

Place:

Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Semester

General Phone Number: +6053942511

Institution is active in current year: 1

Institution's internet website address: sdsmt.edu

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