College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.
SD Mines was not ranked in College Factual's 2024 Best Overall Colleges report. This could be for a number of reasons, including lack of data.
The acceptance rate at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology is 80%. That's higher than the rate at many schools, but still low enough to be considered somewhat selective. If you want to get in, you'll need good grades and to be able to show that SD Mines is a good fit for you.
About 26% of students accepted to SD Mines submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 565 and 665. Math scores were between 590 and 690.
The student to faculty ratio at SD Mines is an impressive 11 to 1. That's quite good when you compare it to the national average of 15 to 1. This is a good sign that students at the school will have more opportunities for one-on-one interactions with their professors.
Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.
The full-time faculty percentage at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology is 89%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.
The freshmen retention rate tells us what percentage of first-year, full-time students choose to continue on to their sophomore year at a particular school. The rate at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology is 70%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 68%.
When we say that a student has graduated on time, we mean that they have finished their bachelor's degree within four years. The on-time graduation rate at SD Mines is 16%. That's lower than the national rate of 33.3%
During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 2,146 undergraduates at SD Mines with 1,701 being full-time and 445 being part-time.
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The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of SD Mines, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.
It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At SD Mines, approximately 54% of students took out student loans averaging $7,636 a year. That adds up to $30,544 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at SD Mines is 3.7%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.
Contact details for SD Mines are given below.
|Most Popular Majors||Bachelor’s Degrees||Average Salary of Graduates|
|Computer Information Systems||47||NA|
|Geological & Earth Sciences||9||NA|
Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.
In 2020-2021, 371 students took at least one online class at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology. This is a decrease from the 2,079 students who took online classes the previous year.
|Year||Took at Least One Online Class||Took All Classes Online|
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
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