Colleges in South Dakota

South Dakota has 12 private and 7 public 4-year colleges that enroll 40,192 freshman students every year. The average tuition of public colleges is $7,100 (for in-state students) and $10,329 (for out-of-state students). The private colleges charge around $16,383 per year in tuition regardless of residency.

In the 2016-2017 academic year, the state of South Dakota provided $1,790,558 in financial aid to 1,322 students who enrolled in 4-year colleges for the first time as undergraduates, while the colleges themselves awarded $46,561,354 in grant and scholarships to 8,184 students.

South Dakota receives less than 1% of the total pell grant allotment from the federal government. In 2016-2017 academic year, 1,801 4-year colleges freshmen were awarded a total amount of $7,316,616 in pell grant ($3,968 per student on average) and 4,009 students received a total amount of $22,779,236 in the form of student loan from the federal government ($6,015 per student on average).

4-year Colleges in South Dakota

College Name College Type Net Price In-State Tuition Out-of-State Tuition Acceptance rate
Augustana University

Location: Sioux Falls, SD

Private
not for profit
$19,974 $30,454 $30,454
69%
Black Hills State University

Location: Spearfish, SD

Public $15,008 $6,984 $9,900
80%
Dakota State University

Location: Madison, SD

Public $15,375 $6,984 $9,900
83%
Dakota Wesleyan University

Location: Mitchell, SD

Private
not for profit
$20,033 $25,750 $25,750
73%
Globe University-Sioux Falls

Location: Sioux Falls, SD

Private
for profit
$14,040 $14,040
Open admission
Mount Marty College

Location: Yankton, SD

Private
not for profit
$20,894 $23,230 $23,230
65%
National American University-Ellsworth AFB Extension

Location: Ellsworth Air Force Base, SD

Private
for profit
$6,000 $6,000
Open admission
National American University-Rapid City

Location: Rapid City, SD

Private
for profit
$17,632 $13,194 $13,194
Open admission
National American University-Sioux Falls

Location: Sioux Falls, SD

Private
for profit
$11,057 $12,528 $12,528
Open admission
Northern State University

Location: Aberdeen, SD

Public $14,341 $6,984 $9,900
81%
Oglala Lakota College

Location: Kyle, SD

Public $1,343 $2,016 $2,016
Open admission
Presentation College

Location: Aberdeen, SD

Private
not for profit
$20,019 $18,710 $18,710
99%
Sinte Gleska University

Location: Mission, SD

Private
not for profit
$12,271 $2,640 $2,640
Open admission
Sioux Falls Seminary

Location: Sioux Falls, SD

Private
not for profit
South Dakota School of Mines and Technology

Location: Rapid City, SD

Public $19,311 $7,340 $11,500
85%
South Dakota State University

Location: Brookings, SD

Public $21,421 $7,155 $10,386
91%
University of Sioux Falls

Location: Sioux Falls, SD

Private
not for profit
$20,316 $27,160 $27,160
91%
University of South Dakota

Location: Vermillion, SD

Public $16,502 $7,155 $10,386
88%

2-year Colleges in South Dakota

College Name College Type Net Price In-State Tuition Out-of-State Tuition Acceptance rate
Avera McKennan Hospital School of Radiologic Technology

Location: Sioux Falls, SD

Private
not for profit
Avera Sacred Heart Hospital

Location: Yankton, SD

Private
not for profit
Black Hills Beauty College

Location: Rapid City, SD

Private
for profit
$9,336 $12,730 $12,730
Open admission
Headlines Academy Inc

Location: Rapid City, SD

Private
for profit
$7,941 $14,535 $14,535
Open admission
Lake Area Technical Institute

Location: Watertown, SD

Public $11,216 $2,616 $2,616
Open admission
Mitchell Technical Institute

Location: Mitchell, SD

Public $11,003 $3,488 $3,488
Open admission
Sanford Medical Center

Location: Sioux Falls, SD

Private
not for profit
Sisseton Wahpeton College

Location: Sisseton, SD

Public $6,939 $3,750 $3,750
Open admission
Southeast Technical Institute

Location: Sioux Falls, SD

Public $11,818 $2,834 $2,834
Open admission
Stewart School

Location: Sioux Falls, SD

Private
for profit
$8,414 $12,200 $12,200
Open admission
Western Dakota Technical Institute

Location: Rapid City, SD

Public $11,631 $3,488 $3,488
Open admission