South Dakota College Overview

For the academic year 2019-2020, thirty-one colleges are active for serving college programs in South Dakota. By school types, there are twelve public schools and nineteen private schools. By school levels, twenty 4-years (or high) schools, eleven 2-4 years schools (community colleges), and less than 2 years schools (career, technical or vocational schools) are active based on the IPEDS data.
Of the thirty-one South Dakota schools, South Dakota State University ranked first and Augustana University ranked second (view more at South Dakota college rankings). The 2020 average tuition & fees of all South Dakota colleges is $11,886 for South Dakota residents and $12,032 for out-of-state students. The average acceptance rate is 80.45% and the average SAT score is 1,108. The average number of students is 1,868 and the average student to faculty ratio is 12 to 1.
The below statements summarize the average statistics of tuition, admission, and more academic factors for South Dakota colleges. For the statistics, we include only 4-years colleges such as national universities and liberal arts colleges. In addition, for some statistics, we include only eligible colleges, for example, for the graduate tuition & fees over colleges that offer the graduate programs.

2020 South Dakota Colleges Comparison Table

The following table lists colleges located in South Dakota ordered by college ranking. The ranking is targeting only 4-years universities and colleges. The "-" value in other columns means that the corresponding data has not been reported or the school does not have programs for the values.
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All SchoolsPublicPrivate4-Years CollegeCommunity CollegesCareer Colleges
College NameUndergraduate Tuition & FeesGraduate Tuition & FeesSAT ScoreAcceptance RatePopulationGraduation RateStudent to Faculty Ratio
South Dakota State University
Brookings, SD
Public, 4 years
four-years
$12,675$16,7431,15590.00%12,10456%17 to 1
Augustana University
Sioux Falls, SD
Private, 4 years
four-years
$35,884$36,4801,22567.00%2,13371%12 to 1
University of South Dakota
Vermillion, SD
Public, 4 years
four-years
$12,807$12,6371,08586.00%10,06659%16 to 1
Black Hills State University
Spearfish, SD
Public, 4 years
four-years
$11,742$8,3841,07084.00%4,03538%18 to 1
Northern State University
Aberdeen, SD
Public, 4 years
four-years
$11,821$11,8141,08584.00%3,49348%21 to 1
University of Sioux Falls
Sioux Falls, SD
Private, 4 years
four-years
$19,520$7,1101,15091.00%1,61564%16 to 1
Dakota State University
Madison, SD
Public, 4 years
four-years
$12,606$11,8091,13877.00%3,38243%18 to 1
Mount Marty College
Yankton, SD
Private, 4 years
four-years
$29,136$8,17593072.00%1,04456%13 to 1
Lake Area Technical College
Watertown, SD
Public, 2-4 years
$6,862---2,24572%17 to 1
Sioux Falls Seminary
Sioux Falls, SD
Private, 4 years
four-years
$3,600$3,600--306--
Presentation College
Aberdeen, SD
Private, 4 years
four-years
$21,375$17,8391,08090.00%70034%11 to 1
Sanford Medical Center
Sioux Falls, SD
Private, 2-4 years
$2,750---23-4 to 1
Stewart School
Sioux Falls, SD
Private, 2-4 years
$12,700---11284%9 to 1
National American University-Ellsworth AFB Extension
Ellsworth Air Force Base, SD
Private, 4 years
four-years
$6,075---269-8 to 1
Institute of Lutheran Theology
Brookings, SD
Private, 4 years
four-years
$5,010$7,836-----
The Salon Professional Academy
Rapid City, SD
Private, 2-4 years
$13,706---6732%13 to 1
Dakota Wesleyan University
Mitchell, SD
Private, 4 years
four-years
$29,770$15,3001,02067.00%1,02454%12 to 1
Avera McKennan Hospital School of Radiologic Technology
Sioux Falls, SD
Private, 2-4 years
$2,600---23-11 to 1
National American University-Rapid City
Rapid City, SD
Private, 4 years
four-years
$14,985$15,075--1,66519%10 to 1
Avera Sacred Heart Hospital
Yankton, SD
Private, 2-4 years
$2,500---15-10 to 1
Sinte Gleska University
Mission, SD
Private, 4 years
four-years
$3,154$2,008--5837%12 to 1
Sisseton Wahpeton College
Sisseton, SD
Public, 2-4 years
$4,510---1677%10 to 1
National American University-Harold D. Buckingham Graduate School
Rapid City, SD
Private, 4 years
four-years
-$15,075--480--
Headlines Academy Inc
Rapid City, SD
Private, 2-4 years
$13,985---7771%12 to 1
Mitchell Technical Institute
Mitchell, SD
Public, 2-4 years
$7,359---1,19873%13 to 1
National American University-Sioux Falls
Sioux Falls, SD
Private, 4 years
four-years
$15,000---155-5 to 1
Oglala Lakota College
Kyle, SD
Public, 4 years
four-years
$2,684$2,518--1,3004%10 to 1
South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
Rapid City, SD
Public, 4 years
four-years
$15,400$19,2501,25577.00%2,65449%15 to 1
Southeast Technical Institute
Sioux Falls, SD
Public, 2-4 years
$7,470---2,16659%14 to 1
Western Dakota Technical Institute
Rapid City, SD
Public, 2-4 years
$8,274---1,06151%12 to 1
National American University-Watertown
Watertown, SD
Private, 4 years
four-years
$15,000-----1 to 1
Average$12,032$12,4501,10880.45%1,86848%12 to 1