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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. Students who are able to take advantage of in-state tuition will only pay an average of $14,143 per year to get their degree at a college in South Dakota, while out of state students will pay an average of $15,496 per year.

An estimated 74% of college students in South Dakota take out loans, with the average 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

The total student population at University of South Dakota is 9,920, of which 7,475 students are undergraduates and of those, 4,899 are full-time. It takes the average USD undergraduate about 4.4 years to complete their degree.

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

Roughly 70% of students at USD take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $7,283 a year. USD has a 4.8% 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 USD is $35,200.

#2

Augustana University

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

There are 2,113 students at Augustana Sioux Falls in total, 1,818 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 1,727 are full-time. For undergraduates at Augustana Sioux Falls, the average graduation time is 4.2 years.

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

Roughly 64% of students at Augustana Sioux Falls take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $9,178 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 0.4% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $37,700 during the early-career years.

#3

Black Hills State University

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

There are 3,858 students at BHSU in total, 3,684 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 1,945 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

Around 87% of students who apply get accepted. Around 37% of accepted students 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 school reports a student loan default rate of 8.2% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from BHSU with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $29,900 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#4

South Dakota State University

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

The total student population at South Dakota State University is 11,512, of which 10,067 students are undergraduates and of those, 7,971 are full-time. It takes the average South Dakota State undergraduate about 4.5 years to complete their degree.

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

68% of South Dakota State students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $8,065 a year. The student loan default rate of 4.2% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from South Dakota State is $37,900.

#5

Northern State University

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

There are 3,427 students at NSU in total, 3,008 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 1,265 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at NSU is 4.6 years.

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

Approximately 71% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $7,337 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 8.0% which is much lower than the average 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

There are 1,675 students at University of Sioux Falls in total, 1,390 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 1,206 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. Around 35% of accepted students are men, and 65% are women.

79% of University of Sioux Falls students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $8,008 a year. The student loan default rate of 4.5% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from University of Sioux Falls is $36,100.

#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 3,268, of which 2,818 students are undergraduates and of those, 1,503 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

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

Approximately 74% of the students who attend this school take out loans. 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%.

Students who graduate from Dakota State with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $33,300 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#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 1,049 students at Mount Marty in total, 867 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 522 are full-time. It takes the average Mount Marty undergraduate about 4.1 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 67%. Of the accepted students, 41% are men and 59% are women.

Approximately 80% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $6,818 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 5.3% which is much lower than the average 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 880, of which 747 students are undergraduates and of those, 630 are full-time. It takes the average Dakota Wesleyan University undergraduate about 4.4 years to complete their degree.

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 typical student loan amount is $8,503 a year. The student loan default rate of 5.9% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $35,000 during the early-career years.

#10

Sinte Gleska University

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

There are 484 undergraduates at Sinte Gleska University, of which 176 are full-time, and there are 549 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $14,200 during the early-career years.

#11

Oglala Lakota College

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

There are 1,306 students at Oglala Lakota College in total, 1,280 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 706 are full-time. For undergraduates at Oglala Lakota College, the average graduation time is 4.2 years.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $15,600 during the early-career years.

#12

Presentation College

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

The total student population at Presentation College is 584, of which 558 students are undergraduates and of those, 359 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 10 to 1.

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

79% of Presentation College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $8,088 a year. Presentation College has a 8.1% 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 Presentation College is $35,600.

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