South Dakota Colleges Statistics

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2020 South Dakota Colleges Statistics

In South Dakota State, there are 32 South Dakota Colleges - 12 public and 20 private schools. Among them, 30 schools are offering undergraduate programs and 17 schools have graduate programs. 20 South Dakota Colleges offer the distance learning Opportunities and 1 schools are online completely schools that all degree programs can be completed by online educationin South Dakota. Total 51,809 students are attending South Dakota Colleges and the average students to faculty ratio is 11.28 to 1. The 2020 average tuition & fees at South Dakota Colleges is $7,957 for South Dakota residents and $12,446 for out-of-state students. The average graduate tuition & fees is $7,618 for South Dakota residents and $13,124 for out-of-state students. Next table shows the 2019-2020 statistics for South Dakota Colleges.
South Dakota Colleges Statistics
academic year 2019-2020
Number of Schools32 schools
By Types12 public, 20 private
By Levels20 four(4) years
11 two but less than four years
1 less than two(2) years
By Categories2 National Universities
11 Community Colleges
Tuition & fees
Undergraduate$7,957 South Dakota residents
$12,446 out-of-state
Graduate$7,618 South Dakota residents
$13,124 out-of-state
Average Financial Aid$6,945
Student Population51,809
Undergraduate44,348
Graduate7,461
Acceptance Rate84.92%
Test Scores1,107 SAT, 23 AVG
Students to Faculty Ratio11.28 to 1

South Dakota Colleges Comparison By Rank, Tuition, and Admission

Next table lists South Dakota Colleges ordered by rank. The number in rank column refers to the rank in the South Dakota college ranking. You can sort the schools by clicking column name that you want to sort.
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2019-2020 South Dakota Colleges Comparison
Rank*NameTuition & FeesAverage Financial AidPopulationAcceptance RateTest ScoresStudents to Faculty Ratio
1 South Dakota State University
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Public, 4 yearsBrookings, SD
$12,809
($9,299)
$4,603 11,40589% 1,150 SAT
23 ACT
17 to 1
2 Augustana University
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Private, 4 yearsSioux Falls, SD
$35,914 $22,071 2,01971% 1,223 SAT
25 ACT
12 to 1
3 University of South Dakota
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Public, 4 yearsVermillion, SD
$12,942
($9,432)
$5,495 9,45991% 1,123 SAT
23 ACT
15 to 1
4 Black Hills State University
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Public, 4 yearsSpearfish, SD
$12,100
($9,000)
$5,403 3,60897% 1,121 SAT
21 ACT
16 to 1
5 Northern State University
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Public, 4 yearsAberdeen, SD
$11,947
($8,845)
$6,105 3,43179% 1,065 SAT
22 ACT
18 to 1
6 University of Sioux Falls
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Private, 4 yearsSioux Falls, SD
$19,900 $9,131 1,62892% 1,150 SAT
23 ACT
17 to 1
7 Dakota State University
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Public, 4 yearsMadison, SD
$12,735
($9,633)
$4,824 3,18684% 1,100 SAT
23 ACT
18 to 1
8 Mount Marty University
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Private, 4 yearsYankton, SD
$29,980 $18,750 1,16778% 930 SAT
20 ACT
12 to 1
- Stewart School
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Private, 2-4 yearsSioux Falls, SD
$13,200 $4,034 133- - 13 to 1
- Sanford Medical Center
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Private, 2-4 yearsSioux Falls, SD
$2,750 $3,598 27- - 4 to 1
- Presentation College
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Private, 4 yearsAberdeen, SD
$22,006 $11,309 62593% 1,035 SAT
20 ACT
11 to 1
- Sioux Falls Seminary
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Private, 4 yearsSioux Falls, SD
$3,600 - 50895% - 1 to 1
- Lake Area Technical College
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Public, 2-4 yearsWatertown, SD
$6,718 $5,081 2,217- - 17 to 1
- Broadview University - Globe University - Sioux Falls - Teach-Out
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Private, Less than 2 yearsSioux Falls, SD
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- Western Dakota Technical College
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Public, 2-4 yearsRapid City, SD
$8,332
($8,274)
$6,704 1,324- - 13 to 1
- Southeast Technical College
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Public, 2-4 yearsSioux Falls, SD
$7,650
($7,470)
$4,493 2,330- - 11 to 1
- South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
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Public, 4 yearsRapid City, SD
$16,530
($12,110)
$6,030 2,47586% 1,255 SAT
27 ACT
13 to 1
- Oglala Lakota College
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Public, 4 yearsKyle, SD
$2,684 $7,409 1,251- - 12 to 1
- National American University-Sioux Falls
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Private, 4 yearsSioux Falls, SD
$15,000 $3,332 155- - 5 to 1
- Mitchell Technical College
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Public, 2-4 yearsMitchell, SD
$7,524
($7,359)
$6,252 1,162- - 13 to 1
- Headlines Academy Inc
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Private, 2-4 yearsRapid City, SD
$13,985 $4,939 77- - 10 to 1
- Institute of Lutheran Theology
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Private, 4 yearsBrookings, SD
$9,978 - -- - -
- National American University-Harold D. Buckingham Graduate School
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Private, 4 yearsRapid City, SD
- - 480- - -
- Sisseton Wahpeton College
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Public, 2-4 yearsSisseton, SD
$4,510 $7,965 125- - 10 to 1
- Sinte Gleska University
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Private, 4 yearsMission, SD
$3,154 $5,758 438- - 14 to 1
- Avera Sacred Heart Hospital
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Private, 2-4 yearsYankton, SD
$2,500 $1,890 16- - 11 to 1
- National American University-Rapid City
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Private, 4 yearsRapid City, SD
$15,660 $3,982 1,440- - 7 to 1
- Avera McKennan Hospital School of Radiologic Technology
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Private, 2-4 yearsSioux Falls, SD
$2,600 - 24- - 12 to 1
- Dakota Wesleyan University
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Private, 4 yearsMitchell, SD
$30,880 $15,485 93364% 1,030 SAT
21 ACT
12 to 1
- The Salon Professional Academy
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Private, 2-4 yearsRapid City, SD
$14,108 $5,919 48- - 7 to 1
- National American University-Watertown
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Private, 4 yearsWatertown, SD
$15,000 $3,993 -- - 1 to 1
- National American University-Ellsworth AFB Extension
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Private, 4 yearsEllsworth Air Force Base, SD
$6,675 $2,959 118- - 5 to 1
Average$12,446
($7,957)
$6,945 51,80984.92% 1,107 SAT 11.28 to 1
*South Dakota college ranking
**Ranking data provided by CollegeEvaluator.
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South Dakota Best Colleges

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1. South Dakota State UniversityPublic, 4 yearsBrookings, SD

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2. Augustana UniversityPrivate, 4 yearsSioux Falls, SD

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3. University of South DakotaPublic, 4 yearsVermillion, SD

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4. Black Hills State UniversityPublic, 4 yearsSpearfish, SD

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5. Northern State UniversityPublic, 4 yearsAberdeen, SD

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6. University of Sioux FallsPrivate, 4 yearsSioux Falls, SD

All data used in our site is from IPEDS (The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System), U.S. Department of Education, academic year 2019-2020