Presentation College
Aberdeen, SD 57401-1280


Type 4 year
Control Private
Business model Not for Profit
Campus size Small
Campus locale Town
Degrees offered Undergrad only
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 821
Religious affiliation Roman Catholic
Student to faculty ratio 11:1
Campus housing
Dormitory capacity 304 students
Freshmen are required
to live on campus
Types of Programs Offered
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
High school education
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
ROTC - Army
ROTC - Navy
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates


Acceptance Rate
(Fall 2016)

Presentation College is less selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 271 applications and 267 students were granted admission. Presentation College is at the #97 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.

Among other admission requirements, applicants must submit ACT or SAT test scores in order to get their application considered. In Fall 2016, 81% of the enrollees submitted ACT scores and 22% submitted SAT scores.

Test Scores

Students admitted and enrolled in Fall 2016 have test scores in the following ranges.
SAT820 to 1023
ACT18 to 22

Application Fee

Undergrad students
Learn more about admission requirments

Tuition & Fees

In 2016-2017 academic year, Presentation College's tuition was $18,710 for all students regardless of residency (30.2% cheaper than the national average tuition of a typical 4-year private institution)

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

Average Net Price
National Average = $22,127
In State Tuition
National Average = $26,792
Out of State Tuition
National Average = $26,792
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Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 100% of Presentation College's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 44% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,635 (which is 5.3% above the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at Presentation College in 2016-2017, was 85, which is 79% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $5,191 (which is 11.9% below the national average.)

Pell Grant
National Average = $4,400
Federal Loan
National Average = $5,895
Financial aid
National Average = 92%
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Student Body

In Fall 2016, Presentation College has enrolled a total of 821 students (536 students full-time and 285 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 821 students, 127 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 36% men and 64% women and all students were enrolled for undergraduate studies.

The institution also enrolled 283 students for distance studies.

Total Enrollment

Student Diversity

White: 69%

Black/African American: 14%

Hispanic: 8%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 4%

Asian: 2%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 1%

Non-resident alien: 0%

Two or more races: 0%


Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at Presentation College.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Health Professions And Related Programs 70% 328 104
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 8% 37
Psychology 4% 18
Biological And Biomedical Sciences 3% 15
Public Administration And Social Service Professions 3% 12
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies 1% 6
Physical Sciences 1% 6
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting And Related Protective Services 1% 4
Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs 0% 2
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities 0% 2

Graduation & Dropout Rates

Graduation rate
national average: 55%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of Presentation College full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

Still enrolled
Dropout rate
Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Earnings After College

Median Annual Income
national average: $33,604

The typical median income of Presentation College graduates 6 years after enrollment is $33,800. Last year, out of the total 338 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 311 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 407 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 366 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $33,800 $34,500
Employment Rate 92% 90%
Total Graduates 338 407

Campus Location

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