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International Student Numbers

South Dakota State University has proudly become the regional center of rich academic and cultural diversity thanks to our large and growing international student population.  While we are always actively working to recruit students to enroll, much of our growth can be attributed competitive tuition, attractive academic programs, but most importantly, referrals from current and former students.  The hardworking faculty and staff and the friendly community of Brookings continue to make SDSU a welcome home to students from around the world!

Numbers are accurate as of Fall Semester 2015.

Map of top countries of origin
 

Map of top countries of origin

 


Historic level of diversity by number of countries

Number of Countries 2015

 


Countries with highest number of enrolled students at SDSU

Countries with highest number

 


New Entering Students (Fall Semester Comparison)

 

Total New Entering International Students has increased 154% from Fall '11 to Fall '15
New Entering International Undergraduate Students has increased 273% from Fall '11 to Fall '15
New Entering International Graduate Students has increased 82% from Fall '11 to Fall '15


New Entering Students (Annual Comparison)

New entering students annual comparison

 

Total New Entering International Students has increased 145% since 2011-12
New Entering Undergraduate International Students has increased 210% since 2011-12
Total New Entering Graduate International Students has increased 110% since 2011-12

 

**Total numbers for 2015-2016 are not available at this time


Total International Enrollment (Fall Semester Comparison)

Total international enrollment fall semester
 
Total International Students Enrolled has increased 71% since Fall semester of 2011
Total International International Undergraduate Students Enrolled has increased 165% since Fall semester of 2011
Total International Graduate Students Enrolled has increased 30% since Fall semester of 2011