A Growing, Educated Workforce
With South Dakota State University graduating nearly 2000 students each year and businesses hiring both skilled labor and professional positions, the Brookings region's workforce is diverse and constantly growing. From machinists to microbiologists, opportunities exist in every field.
• From 2000-2009, Brookings boasts a 8.4% job
• Approximately 23% of SDSU's undergraduate
student population of 12,583 are employed.
• 45% of Brookings residents age 25 and over hold
a bachelors, graduate, or professional degree.
• 92.4% of Brookings County residents are high
school graduates or higher.