# South Dakota Teaching Colleges

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.

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## Most Popular Teaching Schools in South Dakota

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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