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
|Name||Address||Type||Number of UG Students||In-State Tuition||Out of State Tuition||Acceptance Rate||Founded|
|Augustana College||2001 S. Summit Avenue, Sioux Falls, SD 57197||Private||1697||$29,214||$29,214||68%||1860|
|Black Hills State University||1200 University Blvd, Spearfish, SD 57799||Public||4153||$7,617||$9,617||89%||1924|
|Dakota State University||820 N. Washington Avenue, Madison, SD 57042||Public||2876||$8,286||$10,286||83%||1881|
|Dakota Wesleyan University||1200 W. University Avenue, Mitchell, SD 57301||Private||810||$23,650||$23,650||73%||1885|
|Mount Marty College||1105 W. Eighth Street, Yankton, SD 57078||Private||1068||$22,892||$22,892||72%||1936|
|National American University||5301 U.S. 16, Rapid City, SD 57701||Private||1941|
|Northern State University||1200 S. Jay Street, Aberdeen, SD 57401||Public||2829||$7,563||$9,563||93%||1901|
|Oglala Lakota College||3 Mile Creek Road, Kyle, SD 57752||Public||1400||1971|
|Presentation College||1500 N. Main Street, Aberdeen, SD 57401||Private||786||$17,014||$17,014||66%||1951|
|Sinte Gleska University||101 Antelope Cir, Mission, SD 57555||Private||1012||1970|
|Sioux Falls Seminary||2100 S Summit Ave, Sioux Falls, SD 57105||Private||1949|
|South Dakota School of Mines & Technology||501 E. St. Joseph Street, Rapid City, SD 57701||Public||2329||$10,040||$12,870||86%||1885|
|South Dakota State University||100 Administration Ln, Brookings, SD 57006||Public||10998||$7,713||$9,795||92%||1881|
|University of Sioux Falls||1101 W. 22nd Street, Sioux Falls, SD 57105||Private||1100||$25,480||$25,480||97%||1883|
|University of South Dakota||414 E. Clark Street, Vermillion, SD 57069||Public||7633||$8,022||$10,104||88%||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.