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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 Spring Semester 2019.

Map of top countries of origin

Other countries 141 Canada 13 Brazil 16 Ghana 30 Nigeria 27 Ethiopia 11 Egypt 10 Turkey 10 Saudi Arabia 82 India 112 Nepal 65 Bangladesh 55 Sri Lanka 34 Vietnam 10 China 45 Republic of Korea 54 Japan 10

Number of countries by Semester

100 80 60 40 20 0 Fall 2011 Spring 2012 Fall 2012 Spring 2013 Fall 2013 Spring 2014 Fall 2014 Spring 2015 Fall 2015 Spring 2016 Fall 2016 Spring 2017 Fall 2017 Spring 2018 Fall 2018 Spring 2019 63 62 66 70 70 81 79 83 81 85 91 91 85 83 82 85

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Entering Students (Semester Comparison)

250 200 150 100 50 0 Fall 2011 Spring 2012 Fall 2012 Spring 2013 Fall 2013 Spring 2014 Fall 2014 Spring 2015 Fall 2015 Spring 2016 Fall 2016 Spring 2017 Fall 2017 Spring 2018 Fall 2018 Spring 2019 Total New Entering International Students New Entering International Undergraduate Students New Entering International Graduate Students New Entering ESL Students

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Entering Students (Annual Comparison)

400 350 300 250 200 150 100 50 0 2011–12 2012–13 2013–14 2014–15 2015–16 2016–17 2017–18 2018–19 138 184 230 339 399 308 215 203 Total New Entering International Students 48 97 106 194 217 167 108 93 New Entering International Undergraduate Student New Entering ESL Student 67 63 42 5 4 90 190 166 108 New Entering International Graduate Student 108 124 87 141

Total International Enrollment

1000 900 800 700 600 500 400 300 200 100 0 Fall 2011 Spring 2012 Fall 2012 Spring 2013 Fall 2013 Spring 2014 Fall 2014 Spring 2015 Fall 2015 Spring 2016 Fall 2016 Spring 2017 Fall 2017 Spring 2018 Fall 2018 Spring 2019 Total International Students Enrolled International Undergraduate Students Enrolled International Graduate Students Enrolled