South Dakota Colleges List

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Though no South Dakota institutions rank on the University Review Rankings List  that does not mean that there are not any good educational establishments within the state, but is more a result of the listings bias towards larger, richer establishments that have a world-wide reputation. According to the USNews, the best national college in the state are the South Dakota State University (181st in the US by the USNews; 491st best by Forbes) and the University of South Dakota (Ranked 168th in the USA by USNews and 486th best by forbes, while the Augustana College is rated as the 3rd best regional college in the midwest by the USNews).

List of South Dakota Colleges

NameAddressTypeNumber of UG StudentsIn-State TuitionOut of State TuitionAcceptance RateFounded
Augustana College2001 S. Summit Avenue, Sioux Falls, SD 57197Private1697$29,214$29,21468%1860
Black Hills State University1200 University Blvd, Spearfish, SD 57799Public4153$7,617$9,61789%1924
Dakota State University820 N. Washington Avenue, Madison, SD 57042Public2876$8,286$10,28683%1881
Dakota Wesleyan University1200 W. University Avenue, Mitchell, SD 57301Private810$23,650$23,65073%1885
Mount Marty College1105 W. Eighth Street, Yankton, SD 57078Private1068$22,892$22,89272%1936
National American University5301 U.S. 16, Rapid City, SD 57701Private1941
Northern State University1200 S. Jay Street, Aberdeen, SD 57401Public2829$7,563$9,56393%1901
Oglala Lakota College3 Mile Creek Road, Kyle, SD 57752Public14001971
Presentation College1500 N. Main Street, Aberdeen, SD 57401Private786$17,014$17,01466%1951
Sinte Gleska University101 Antelope Cir, Mission, SD 57555Private10121970
Sioux Falls Seminary2100 S Summit Ave, Sioux Falls, SD 57105Private1949
South Dakota School of Mines & Technology501 E. St. Joseph Street, Rapid City, SD 57701Public2329$10,040$12,87086%1885
South Dakota State University100 Administration Ln, Brookings, SD 57006Public10998$7,713$9,79592%1881
University of Sioux Falls1101 W. 22nd Street, Sioux Falls, SD 57105Private1100$25,480$25,48097%1883
University of South Dakota414 E. Clark Street, Vermillion, SD 57069Public7633$8,022$10,10488%1862

Size wise the largest colleges by undergraduate student body are the South Dakota State University (10,998 students) and the University of South Dakota (7,633 students). While the smallest establishments include Presentation College (786 students) and Dakota Wesleyan University (810 students).

Cost wise, of the main public higher education establishments the cheapest tuition fees are offered by Northern State University (In-state tuition: $7,563; Out of state fees: $9,563), and the Black Hills State University (In-state: $7,617; Out of state: $9,617).

Conversely the highest priced public establishment on the list of South Dakota colleges is the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology ($10,040 In-state tuition fees and $12,870 Out of state fees).

Of the private institutions, the lowest priced establishments are Presentation College ($17,014) and Mount Marty College ($22,892), whilst the most expensive universities in South Dakota state is Augustana College ($29,214).

The most selective colleges are Presentation College (66% acceptance rate) and Augustana College (68%). The oldest college in South Dakota is Augustana College, established in 1860.

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