South Dakota Colleges Statistics

Check the 2023 statistics for 29 South Dakota Colleges and compare the schools to get right decision. Below You can view the average values of key academic facts and compare all South Dakota Colleges.
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2023 South Dakota Colleges Statistics

In South Dakota State, there are 29 South Dakota Colleges - 13 public and 16 private schools. Among them, 29 schools are offering undergraduate programs and 17 schools have graduate programs. 22 South Dakota Colleges offer the distance learning Opportunities and 2 schools are online completely schools that all degree programs can be completed by online educationin South Dakota.
Total 51,645 students are attending South Dakota Colleges and the average students to faculty ratio is 11.81 to 1. The 2023 average tuition & fees at South Dakota Colleges is $7,578 for South Dakota residents and $12,408 for out-of-state students. The average graduate tuition & fees is $6,756 for South Dakota residents and $13,138 for out-of-state students. Next table shows the 2022-2023 statistics for South Dakota Colleges.
South Dakota Colleges Statistics
academic year 2022-2023
Number of Schools29 schools
By Types13 public, 16 private
By Levels19 four(4) years
7 two but less than four years
3 less than two(2) years
By Categories3 National Universities
7 Community Colleges
Tuition & fees
Undergraduate$7,578 South Dakota residents
$12,408 out-of-state
Graduate$6,756 South Dakota residents
$13,138 out-of-state
Average Financial Aid$7,224
Student Population51,645
Undergraduate43,973
Graduate7,672
Acceptance Rate81.87%
Test Scores1,099 SAT, 22 AVG
Students to Faculty Ratio11.81 to 1

South Dakota Colleges Comparison By Rank, Tuition, and Admission

The following 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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2022-2023 South Dakota Colleges Comparison
Rank*NameTuition & FeesAverage Financial AidPopulationAcceptance RateTest ScoresStudents to Faculty Ratio
1 Dakota State University
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Public, 4-yearsMadison, SD
$12,735
($9,633)
$5,725 3,24179% 1,080 SAT
23 ACT
18 to 1
2 South Dakota State University
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Public, 4-yearsBrookings, SD
$12,809
($9,299)
$4,636 11,32786% 1,140 SAT
22 ACT
18 to 1
3 University of South Dakota
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Public, 4-yearsVermillion, SD
$12,942
($9,432)
$6,850 9,85699% 1,185 SAT
22 ACT
14 to 1
4 Black Hills State University
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Public, 4-yearsSpearfish, SD
$12,018
($8,916)
$4,601 3,42597% 1,030 SAT
21 ACT
18 to 1
5 Northern State University
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Public, 4-yearsAberdeen, SD
$11,947
($8,845)
$6,261 3,34478% 990 SAT
21 ACT
16 to 1
6 University of Sioux Falls
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Private, 4-yearsSioux Falls, SD
$20,290 $9,961 1,59476% - 17 to 1
7 Mount Marty University
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Private, 4-yearsYankton, SD
$31,500 $23,972 1,25268% -
20 ACT
13 to 1
- National American University-Rapid City
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Private, 4-yearsRapid City, SD
$16,065 $4,356 1,151- - 6 to 1
- South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
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Public, 4-yearsRapid City, SD
$14,860
($10,440)
$6,336 2,49283% 1,260 SAT
26 ACT
12 to 1
- Southeast Technical College
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Public, 2-4 yearsSioux Falls, SD
$7,650 $3,161 2,453- - 11 to 1
- Avera Sacred Heart Hospital
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Private, 2-4 yearsYankton, SD
$2,500 $1,890 15- - 10 to 1
- Sisseton Wahpeton College
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Public, 4-yearsSisseton, SD
$4,330 $9,994 187- - 7 to 1
- Mitchell Technical College
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Public, 2-4 yearsMitchell, SD
$7,524 $6,357 1,203- - 13 to 1
- Institute of Lutheran Theology
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Private, 4-yearsBrookings, SD
$10,160 - -- - -
- Presentation College
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Private, 4-yearsAberdeen, SD
$22,765 $13,978 61576% 960 SAT
20 ACT
11 to 1
- The Salon Professional Academy
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Private, Less than 2 yearsRapid City, SD
$14,985 $3,682 62- - 7 to 1
- Sanford Medical Center
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Private, 2-4 yearsSioux Falls, SD
$2,750 $833 27- - 4 to 1
- Avera McKennan Hospital School of Radiologic Technology
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Private, 2-4 yearsSioux Falls, SD
$2,600 $1,250 23- - 12 to 1
- National American University-Ellsworth
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Private, 4-yearsBox Elder, SD
$6,675 $3,490 61- - 8 to 1
- Oglala Lakota College
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Public, 4-yearsKyle, SD
$2,684 $10,637 1,177- - 10 to 1
- Augustana University
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Private, 4-yearsSioux Falls, SD
$37,342 $23,837 2,08666% 1,200 SAT
24 ACT
12 to 1
- Lake Area Technical College
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Public, 2-4 yearsWatertown, SD
$6,718 $4,418 2,238- - 17 to 1
- Western Dakota Technical College
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Public, 2-4 yearsRapid City, SD
$8,333 $5,504 1,267- - 9 to 1
- Sinte Gleska University
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Public, 4-yearsMission, SD
$4,714 $1,042 544- - 16 to 1
- Paul Mitchell the School-Rapid City
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Private, Less than 2 yearsRapid City, SD
$15,750 $4,009 76- - 12 to 1
- Kairos University
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Private, 4-yearsSioux Falls, SD
$3,600 - 917100% - 5 to 1
- Dakota Wesleyan University
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Private, 4-yearsMitchell, SD
$31,890 $17,013 88775% 1,050 SAT
20 ACT
12 to 1
- Stewart School
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Private, Less than 2 yearsSioux Falls, SD
$13,200 $4,035 125- - 11 to 1
Average$12,408
($7,578)
$7,224 51,64581.87% 1,099 SAT 11.81 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 2022-2023