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12 Colleges
1,383 Yearly Graduations
$56,573 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$31,098 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

In terms of yearly teaching graduations, South Dakota is ranked #42 in the country with 1,383 degrees handed out in 2019. The average in-state tuition for students attending college in South Dakota is $14,143 a year, while the average out-of-state tuition is $15,496 a year.

About 74% of students who go to college in this state take out loans, with the average yearly loan amount being $7,774 per year.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

#1

University of South Dakota

Vermillion, South Dakota
Public Public vs. Private
382 Yearly Degrees
$9,332 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 10,066 students at USD in total, 7,590 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 4,969 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

Around 87% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 37% are men and 63% are women.

Roughly 70% of students at USD take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $7,283 a year. The student loan default rate of 4.8% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from USD with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $35,200 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#2

Augustana University

Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
206 Yearly Degrees
$33,960 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Augustana University is 2,133, of which 1,807 students are undergraduates and of those, 1,717 are full-time. It takes the average Augustana Sioux Falls undergraduate about 4.2 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 68%. Of the accepted students, 43% are men and 57% are women.

Approximately 64% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $9,178 a year. Augustana Sioux Falls has a 0.4% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Augustana Sioux Falls is $37,700.

#3

Black Hills State University

Spearfish, South Dakota
Public Public vs. Private
198 Yearly Degrees
$9,009 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 4,035 students at BHSU in total, 3,745 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 2,029 are full-time. For undergraduates at BHSU, the average graduation time is 4.7 years.

Around 87% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 37% are men and 63% are women.

Approximately 71% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $7,063 a year. The student loan default rate of 8.2% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $29,900 during the early-career years.

#4

South Dakota State University

Brookings, South Dakota
Public Public vs. Private
191 Yearly Degrees
$9,114 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 12,104 students at South Dakota State in total, 10,544 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 8,169 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

Around 91% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 47% are men and 53% are women.

Roughly 68% of students at South Dakota State take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $8,065 a year. South Dakota State has a 4.2% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from South Dakota State with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $37,900 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#5

Northern State University

Aberdeen, South Dakota
Public Public vs. Private
137 Yearly Degrees
$8,750 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Northern State University is 3,493, of which 3,051 students are undergraduates and of those, 1,333 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

Around 88% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 48% are men and 52% are women.

71% of NSU students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $7,337 a year. NSU has a 8.0% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $32,100 during the early-career years.

#6

University of Sioux Falls

Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
102 Yearly Degrees
$18,910 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at University of Sioux Falls is 1,615, of which 1,319 students are undergraduates and of those, 1,137 are full-time. It takes the average University of Sioux Falls undergraduate about 4.2 years to complete their degree.

Around 92% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 35% are men and 65% are women.

Roughly 79% of students at University of Sioux Falls take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $8,008 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 4.5% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $36,100 during the early-career years.

#7

Dakota State University

Madison, South Dakota
Public Public vs. Private
58 Yearly Degrees
$9,536 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Dakota State University is 3,382, of which 2,993 students are undergraduates and of those, 1,448 are full-time. It takes the average Dakota State undergraduate about 4.6 years to complete their degree.

About 84% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 67% are men and 33% are women.

Roughly 74% of students at Dakota State take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $7,401 a year. Dakota State has a 7.4% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Dakota State is $33,300.

#8

Mount Marty University

Yankton, South Dakota
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
35 Yearly Degrees
$28,126 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 862 undergraduates at Mount Marty, of which 497 are full-time, and there are 1,044 students altogether. For undergraduates at Mount Marty, the average graduation time is 4.1 years.

About 67% of students who apply get accepted. Around 41% of accepted students are men, and 59% are women.

80% of Mount Marty students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $6,818 a year. Mount Marty has a 5.3% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Mount Marty with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $32,500 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#9

Dakota Wesleyan University

Mitchell, South Dakota
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
30 Yearly Degrees
$28,750 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Dakota Wesleyan University is 1,024, of which 884 students are undergraduates and of those, 689 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 9 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 76%. Around 56% of accepted students are men, and 44% are women.

Approximately 88% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $8,503 a year. The student loan default rate of 5.9% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from Dakota Wesleyan University with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $35,000 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#10

Sinte Gleska University

Mission, South Dakota
Public Public vs. Private
24 Yearly Degrees
$3,154 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Sinte Gleska University is 583, of which 511 students are undergraduates and of those, 201 are full-time. For undergraduates at Sinte Gleska University, the average graduation time is 4.8 years.

Students who graduate from Sinte Gleska University with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $14,200 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#11

Oglala Lakota College

Kyle, South Dakota
Public Public vs. Private
19 Yearly Degrees
$2,684 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Oglala Lakota College is 1,300, of which 1,263 students are undergraduates and of those, 721 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Oglala Lakota College is $15,600.

#12

Presentation College

Aberdeen, South Dakota
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
1 Yearly Degrees
$21,375 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 700 students at Presentation College in total, 686 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 445 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 10 to 1.

Around 96% of students who apply get accepted. Around 58% of accepted students are men, and 42% are women.

Approximately 79% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $8,088 a year. The student loan default rate of 8.1% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from Presentation College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $35,600 during the early years of their career after graduation.

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