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South Dakota State University
Type Public
Established 1881
Endowment $121.9 million (2017)
Budget $323 million (2016)
President Barry H. Dunn
Academic staff
Students 12,613
Undergraduates 10,799
Postgraduates 1,814
Location , ,
United States

44°19′05″N 96°47′00″W / 44.31806°N 96.78333°W / 44.31806; -96.78333Coordinates: 44°19′05″N 96°47′00″W / 44.31806°N 96.78333°W / 44.31806; -96.78333
Campus 261 acres (106 ha)
Colors Blue and Yellow
Athletics NCAA Division I
Summit League
Big 12 Conference
Nickname Jackrabbits

South Dakota State University is a public university in Brookings, South Dakota. The university has about 12,816 students. It was founded in 1881. The current president of the university is David Chicoine.


The athletics teams of the university are called the Jackrabbits. They have 19 varsity teams, most of which compete in The Summit League. The football team plays in the Missouri Valley Football Conference.

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