South Dakota State University

The South Dakota State University ( SDSU also called ) is a State University in Brookings, east of the U.S. state of South Dakota. With approximately 11,000 students (2005) it is the largest university in South Dakota.


The college was founded in 1881 as Dakota Agriculture College. In 1904 she was renamed the South Dakota State College of Agricultural and Mechanic Arts, and in 1964 received its current name.


To the university is a milk processing factory, which produces cheese and ice cream. Here, among other things, the cookies and cream ice cream was invented.

Another invention was the Briggs & Stratton engine.


The sports teams are known as the SDSU Jackrabbits. The University is a member of the Summit League. College football it plays in the Great West Football Conference.

Famous graduates

  • Doug Eggers - Football Player
  • Württemberg Engelmann - Football Player
  • Theodore William Schultz - Nobel Laureate Economics
  • Adam Vinatieri - Football Player