South Dakota State University

About South Dakota State University

South Dakota State University is the state’s largest, most comprehensive higher-education institution with more than 200 academic programs. SDSU had a Fall 2022 enrollment of 13,313, with students coming from every state and 83 countries. Students can choose from 82 majors, 35 specializations, 94 minors, 36 master’s degree programs, 15 Ph.D. programs and two professional doctorates.

Our employees embrace the university’s core values of being people-centered, expanding knowledge through creativity, embracing organizational and personal integrity, commitment to diversity, and excellence through continuous improvement.

As the state’s 1862 Morrill Act land-grant institution, the work of the university is carried out on its main resident campus in Brookings, at sites in Sioux Falls, Pierre, Rapid City, and Aberdeen, and through Extension offices and Agricultural Experiment Station research sites across South Dakota.

Brookings is home to approximately 24,000 residents and is located 60 miles north of Sioux Falls and 200 miles west of Minneapolis. rates Brookings as an ideal community for families, students, young professionals and retirees. It considers Brookings among the safest and most vibrant cities in South Dakota.


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June 2020 Brookings, SD

Agricultural Engineering Intern

February 2019 Brookings, SD
“The flexible hours and the staff”
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