Online Colleges in South Dakota

For academic year 2019-2020, 20 South Dakota colleges offer online degree programs and/or online courses. Of that, 1 schools are online exclusively colleges that all programs are offered via online completely in South Dakota. In addition, 2 colleges have online students more than 50% of total enrollment.
Next list summarizes the important statistics for online colleges. For this statistics, we include online completely colleges and colleges with the rate of online students of 50% or more.
  • The 2020 average tuition & fees of South Dakota online colleges is $15,000 for South Dakota residents and $14,985 for out-of-state students. Augustana University has the highest tuition & fees of $35,884 and Sioux Falls Seminary has the lowest tuition & fees of $3,600.
  • Total 12,538 students have enrolled in online colleges in South Dakota. University of South Dakota is the largest online college with 2,890 online students.
  • University of South Dakota offers the most number of online programs of 23 programs via distance learning.
  • Northern State University has the lowest students to faculty ratio of 5 to 1.

20 Online Colleges in South Dakota Comparison Table

Next table lists all online colleges located in South Dakota. You can sort them to compare the schools focusing on specific topics by clicking each column title. The "-" value in table means that the corresponding data has not been reported or available.
All SchoolsPublicPrivate4 Years CollegeCommunity Colleges
College NameSouth Dakota Residents Tuition & FeesOut-of-State Tuition & FeesStudent Population (Total)Online Student PopulationNumber of Programs (total)Number of Online ProgramsStudents to Faculty Ratio
Augustana University
Sioux Falls, SD
Private, 4 years
four-years
$31,960$35,8842,13327456112 to 1
Black Hills State University
Spearfish, SD
Public, 4 years
four-years
$8,672$11,7424,0351,10683718 to 1
Dakota State University
Madison, SD
Public, 4 years
four-years
$9,536$12,6063,3821,577573218 to 1
Dakota Wesleyan University
Mitchell, SD
Private, 4 years
four-years
$27,000$29,7701,02411987712 to 1
Lake Area Technical College
Watertown, SD
Public, 2-4 years
$6,862$6,8622,245291381617 to 1
Mitchell Technical Institute
Mitchell, SD
Public, 2-4 years
$7,359$7,3591,19824246813 to 1
Mount Marty College
Yankton, SD
Private, 4 years
four-years
$26,310$29,1361,044354-13 to 1
National American University-Rapid City
Rapid City, SD
Private, 4 years
four-years
$15,000$14,9851,6651,630583510 to 1
National American University-Sioux Falls
Sioux Falls, SD
Private, 4 years
four-years
$15,000$15,00015511635-5 to 1
Sioux Falls Seminary
Sioux Falls, SD
Private, 4 years
four-years
-$3,6003065076-
Northern State University
Aberdeen, SD
Public, 4 years
four-years
$8,750$11,8213,4931,448681221 to 1
Presentation College
Aberdeen, SD
Private, 4 years
four-years
$19,830$21,375700250401011 to 1
South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
Rapid City, SD
Public, 4 years
four-years
$11,020$15,4002,6546451315 to 1
South Dakota State University
Brookings, SD
Public, 4 years
four-years
$9,200$12,67512,1041,5701933617 to 1
University of Sioux Falls
Sioux Falls, SD
Private, 4 years
four-years
$27,980$19,5201,61514265716 to 1
Southeast Technical Institute
Sioux Falls, SD
Public, 2-4 years
$7,470$7,4702,166219551114 to 1
University of South Dakota
Vermillion, SD
Public, 4 years
four-years
$9,332$12,80710,0662,8901563516 to 1
Western Dakota Technical Institute
Rapid City, SD
Public, 2-4 years
$8,274$8,2741,06118445912 to 1
National American University-Ellsworth AFB Extension
Ellsworth Air Force Base, SD
Private, 4 years
four-years
$6,000$6,07526917325-8 to 1
National American University-Harold D. Buckingham Graduate School
Rapid City, SD
Private, 4 years
four-years
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Average$15,000$14,98552,67112,538--14 to 1