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, 29 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 54,162 students are attending South Dakota Colleges and the average students to faculty ratio is 12.14 to 1. The 2020 average tuition & fees at South Dakota Colleges is $7,572 for South Dakota residents and $11,770 for out-of-state students. The average graduate tuition & fees is $7,394 for South Dakota residents and $12,257 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$7,572 South Dakota residents
$11,770 out-of-state
Graduate$7,394 South Dakota residents
$12,257 out-of-state
Average Financial Aid$6,806
Student Population54,162
Undergraduate46,628
Graduate7,534
Acceptance Rate80.45%
Test Scores1,108 SAT, 23 AVG
Students to Faculty Ratio12.14 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
Public, 4 yearsBrookings, SD
$12,589
($9,114)
$4,847 12,10490% 1,155 SAT
23 ACT
17 to 1
2 Augustana University
Private, 4 yearsSioux Falls, SD
$33,960 $20,344 2,13367% 1,225 SAT
26 ACT
12 to 1
3 University of South Dakota
Public, 4 yearsVermillion, SD
$12,807
($9,332)
$5,302 10,06686% 1,085 SAT
22 ACT
16 to 1
4 Black Hills State University
Public, 4 yearsSpearfish, SD
$12,155
($9,009)
$4,904 4,03584% 1,070 SAT
21 ACT
18 to 1
5 Northern State University
Public, 4 yearsAberdeen, SD
$11,821
($8,750)
$5,515 3,49384% 1,085 SAT
22 ACT
21 to 1
6 University of Sioux Falls
Private, 4 yearsSioux Falls, SD
$18,910 $17,012 1,61591% 1,150 SAT
23 ACT
16 to 1
7 Dakota State University
Public, 4 yearsMadison, SD
$12,606
($9,536)
$4,395 3,38277% 1,138 SAT
22 ACT
18 to 1
8 Mount Marty College
Private, 4 yearsYankton, SD
$28,126 $16,262 1,04472% 930 SAT
21 ACT
13 to 1
- Stewart School
Private, 2-4 yearsSioux Falls, SD
$12,700 $3,207 112- - 9 to 1
- Sinte Gleska University
Private, 4 yearsMission, SD
$3,154 $5,628 583- - 12 to 1
- Oglala Lakota College
Public, 4 yearsKyle, SD
$2,684 $7,875 1,300- - 10 to 1
- Dakota Wesleyan University
Private, 4 yearsMitchell, SD
$28,750 $16,981 1,02467% 1,020 SAT
22 ACT
12 to 1
- Institute of Lutheran TheologyPrivate, 4 yearsBrookings, SD $4,890 - -- - -
- Western Dakota Technical Institute
Public, 2-4 yearsRapid City, SD
$8,254 $5,537 1,061- - 12 to 1
- Sanford Medical CenterPrivate, 2-4 yearsSioux Falls, SD $2,750 - 23- - 4 to 1
- Avera Sacred Heart Hospital
Private, 2-4 yearsYankton, SD
$2,500 $1,514 15- - 10 to 1
- National American University-Sioux FallsPrivate, 4 yearsSioux Falls, SD $15,000 $3,332 155- - 5 to 1
- Lake Area Technical College
Public, 2-4 yearsWatertown, SD
$5,514 $4,952 2,245- - 17 to 1
- The Salon Professional Academy
Private, 2-4 yearsRapid City, SD
$13,426 $5,347 67- - 13 to 1
- National American University-Harold D. Buckingham Graduate SchoolPrivate, 4 yearsRapid City, SD - - 480- - -
- Southeast Technical Institute
Public, 2-4 yearsSioux Falls, SD
$6,448 $4,269 2,166- - 14 to 1
- Mitchell Technical Institute
Public, 2-4 yearsMitchell, SD
$6,944 $6,258 1,198- - 13 to 1
- National American University-WatertownPrivate, 4 yearsWatertown, SD $15,000 $3,993 -- - 1 to 1
- Presentation College
Private, 4 yearsAberdeen, SD
$21,375 $8,341 70090% 1,080 SAT
19 ACT
11 to 1
- National American University-Rapid CityPrivate, 4 yearsRapid City, SD $15,000 $3,782 1,665- - 10 to 1
- Headlines Academy Inc
Private, 2-4 yearsRapid City, SD
$13,985 $3,164 77- - 12 to 1
- National American University-Ellsworth AFB ExtensionPrivate, 4 yearsEllsworth Air Force Base, SD $6,000 $2,920 269- - 8 to 1
- Sisseton Wahpeton College
Public, 2-4 yearsSisseton, SD
$4,510 $5,687 167- - 10 to 1
- South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
Public, 4 yearsRapid City, SD
$15,080
($10,770)
$5,593 2,65477% 1,255 SAT
27 ACT
15 to 1
- Sioux Falls Seminary
Private, 4 yearsSioux Falls, SD
$3,599 - 306- - -
- Avera McKennan Hospital School of Radiologic Technology
Private, 2-4 yearsSioux Falls, SD
$2,550 - 23- - 11 to 1
- Broadview University - Globe University - Sioux Falls - Teach-OutPrivate, Less than 2 yearsSioux Falls, SD - - -- - -
Average$11,770
($7,572)
$6,806 54,16280.45% 1,108 SAT 12.14 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