Accreditation

South Dakota State University has been granted the full, ten-year reaccreditation by the Higher Learning Commission. An accreditation team of representatives from peer institutions commended SDSU for:

  • Dedicated faculty and staff
  • Quality new facilities
  • Excellent student leadership
  • Shared governance
  • Partnerships with local community
  • Robust and Integrated assessment program
  • Successful transition to NCAA Division I Athletics

 

South Dakota State University
Accreditation, Certification, and Program Approval Status


ACCREDITED PROGRAMS
Accrediting Agency Degree Frequency Last Decision Next Visit
Accreditation Board of Engineering & Technology (ABET)
Agricultural & Biosystems Engineering
BS 3-6 years 2010 2015-2016
Computer Science
BS 6 years 2013 2018-2019
Civil Engineering
BS 3-6 years 2010 2015-2016
Electrical Engineering
BS 3-6 years 2010 2015-2016
Mechanical Engineering
BS 3-6 years 2010 2015-2016
Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE)
Pharmacy
PharmD 8 years 2015 2022-2023
Accreditation Council for the Education of Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) 
Dietetics
Dietetic Internship
BS
NA
10 years
  3 years
2008
2015
2018
2018
Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism & Mass Communication (ACEJMC)
Advertising
BA/BS6 years
20122018
Journalism
BA/BS 6 years 2012 2018
Mass Communications
MMC 4 years 2014 2018
American Association of Museums Accreditation Commission (AAM)
South Dakota Art Museum
NA 10 years 2014 2023
American Association of Veterinary Lab Diagnosticians (AAVLD)
Animal Disease Research and Diagnostic Lab
NA 5 years 2013 2018
American Council for Construction Education (ACCE)
Construction Management
BS 3-6 years 2012 2016
American Society of Agricultural & Biological Engineers (ASABE)
Agricultural Systems Technology
BS 6 years 2012 2018
American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB)
Biochemistry
BS7 years
20152022
American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP)
    
Pharmacy-PGY1 Residency Program
Certificate
3 years
20152018
Aviation Accreditation Board International (AABI)
       
Aviation with Specialization in Aviation Education
BS 5 years
2013 2018
Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE)
Athletic Training
BS 10 years 2010 2020-2021
Athletic Training
MS 10 years 2012 2021-2022
Commission on Accreditation for the Exercise Sciences (CoAES)
Exercise Science
BS 5 years
2012 2017
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
Nursing
BS 10 years 2011 2021
Nursing
MS 10 years 2011 2021
Nursing
DNP 5 years 2011
2016
Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA)
Interior Design
BS 5 years 2013 2018
Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)
Counseling and Human Resource Development
MS 7 years 2010 2017
Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)
Teacher Education, Principal, and School Counselor
BA/BS MS
M.Ed
7 years
2014


2019

Council on Rehabilitation Education (CORE)
Counseling and Human Resource Development Specialization in Counseling in a Rehabilitation and Mental Health Setting
MS 8 years 2015 2023
National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS)
Medical and Laboratory Sciences
BS 5 years 2011 2015-2016
National Association for Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
Fishback Center for Early Childhood Education
NA 5 years 2012 2017
National Association of Schools of Music (NASM)
Music Education
BME 10 years 2010 2019-2020
Music
BA 10 years 2010 2019-2020
North Central Association Higher Learning Commission (HLC)
Institution
NA 10 years 2010 2019
Society for Range Management (SRM)
Range Science
BS 5 years 2011 2015

CERTIFIED PROGRAMS
American Chemical Society 
Chemistry
BS NA 2011 2016
Nonprofit Leadership Alliance (formerly American Humanics)
Leadership & Management of Non-Profit Organizations
Minor
2003
National Collegiate Honors Council
Van D. and Barbara B. Fishback Honors College


2010
Department of the Army
    
Army ROTC
 1 Year
20142015
College Reading and Learning Association
Tutoring/Supplemental Instruction (SI) Program
5 Years
20102015

PROGRAM APPROVALS
APPROVED FOR TEACHER CERTIFICATION
South Dakota Department of Education
Birth to Pre-School BS 5-7 years 2013 2019
Early Childhood Education BS 5-7 years 2013 2019
Secondary Education (7-12)
Agricultural Education
BS 5-7 years 2013 2019
Career & Technical Ed
BSED 5-7 years 2013 2019
Family and Consumer Science
BS 5-7 years 2013 2019
Language Arts
(English, Speech, Mass Communications, Theater)
BA 5-7 years 2013 2019
Mathematics
BS 5-7 years 2013 2019
Science
(Biology, Chemistry, and Physics Education)
BS 5-7 years 2013 2019
Social Science
(History, Psychology, Sociology, Geography, Economics and Political Science)
BS/BA 5-7 years 2013 2019
K-12 Education
Art
BS/BA 5-7 years 2013 2019
Foreign Language: French, German, Spanish
BA 5-7 years 2013 2019
Music
BME 5-7 years 2013 2019
Physical Education
BS 5-7 years 2013 2019
Masters Degrees
Counseling & Human Resource Development
  5-7 years 2013 2019
Curriculum & Instruction
  5-7 years 2013 2019
Educational Administration
  5-7 years 2013 2019