Colleges Near Rapid City

Colleges and universities near me in the Rapid City, South Dakota area

There are 3 colleges in Rapid City and 14 colleges within 200 miles enrolling a total of 25,001 students. These are the closest colleges.

Located in South Dakota with a population of 67,956, the closest colleges are ranked below by distance from Rapid City. Driving time to these schools from Rapid City should be less than 4 hours. The top rated college in the area is South Dakota School of Mines and Technology which is ranked #339 in the nation by CollegeSimply. The largest college in the area is Sheridan College enrolling 3,741 students. In terms of affordability, Oglala Lakota College in Kyle offers the lowest tuition for colleges in the area at $2,016 per year.

This directory is inclusive of nearby two and four year schools, both public and private. If you are looking for more affordable higher education options or not ready for a full four-year program, consider local community colleges near Rapid City.


14 results

National American University Rapid City
N
Rapid City, SD
 
National American University Rapid City

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 1,440enrollment
  • $17,961net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 3.1Avg GPA

1 miles from Rapid City

South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
S
Rapid City, SD
South Dakota School of Mines and Technology

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

#1 Best Public Universities in South Dakota

  • 2,475enrollment
  • $19,799net price
  • 86%acceptance rate
  • 1155-1355SAT range
  • 24-29ACT range
  • 3.57Avg GPA

1 miles from Rapid City

Western Dakota Technical Institute
W
Rapid City, SD
 
Western Dakota Technical Institute

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 1,324enrollment
  • $15,936net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 2.73Avg GPA

Applications Due Jun 1

2 miles from Rapid City

National American University Ellsworth AFB Extension
N
Ellsworth AFB, SD
 
National American University Ellsworth AFB Extension

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 118enrollment
  • $6,675net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

9 miles from Rapid City

Black Hills State University
B
Spearfish, SD
 
Black Hills State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#6 Best Public Universities in South Dakota

  • 3,608enrollment
  • $16,706net price
  • 97%acceptance rate
  • 1038-1203SAT range
  • 18-24ACT range
  • 3.22Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due Jul 1

44 miles from Rapid City

Oglala Lakota College
O
Kyle, SD
 
Oglala Lakota College

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 1,251enrollment
  • $2,068net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

69 miles from Rapid City

Chadron State College
C
Chadron, NE
 
Chadron State College

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

 

  • 2,330enrollment
  • $15,156net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Applications Due Jun 1

87 miles from Rapid City

Sinte Gleska University
S
Mission, SD
 
Sinte Gleska University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 438enrollment
  • $9,010net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

140 miles from Rapid City

Eastern Wyoming College
E
Torrington, WY
 
Eastern Wyoming College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 1,430enrollment
  • $6,334net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

146 miles from Rapid City

Western Nebraska Community College
W
Scottsbluff, NE
 
Western Nebraska Community College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 1,625enrollment
  • $5,488net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Applications Due May 1

153 miles from Rapid City

Casper College
C
Casper, WY
 
Casper College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

#2 Best Value Colleges in Wyoming

  • 3,551enrollment
  • $6,373net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 3.1Avg GPA

178 miles from Rapid City

Sitting Bull College
S
Fort Yates, ND
 
Sitting Bull College

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 229enrollment
  • $496net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 2.5Avg GPA

182 miles from Rapid City

Sheridan College
S
Sheridan, WY
 
Sheridan College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 3,741enrollment
  • $8,642net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Applications Due May 12

190 miles from Rapid City

Dickinson State University
D
Dickinson, ND
 
Dickinson State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#6 Best Public Universities in North Dakota

  • 1,441enrollment
  • $13,080net price
  • 99%acceptance rate
  • 920-1082SAT range
  • 17-22ACT range
  • 3.29Avg GPA

195 miles from Rapid City

FAQ's

The closest community college is Western Dakota Technical Institute and is 1.9 miles from Rapid City. Explore the complete list of nearby community college options.

Tuition and fees at Western Dakota Technical Institute are $8,274 for local residents for one academic year. Explore full costs to attend.

Western Dakota Technical Institute has an open admission policy. Open admission colleges typically have few admission thresholds and will admit all applicants so long as certain minimum requirements are met.