South Dakota Colleges Ranked by Lowest In State Tution

Cheapest Colleges in South Dakota by In State Tution

Below is a college cost ranking of the 20 colleges in South Dakota with the lowest in state tution. What is the cheapest college in South Dakota? Oglala Lakota College tops the list with a tuition and fee total of $2,684. Note these costs do not include room and board or living expenses.

Affordable doesn't simply mean finding a school with a low published price. It's important to research the typical financial aid package offered by a school, the average net price actually paid and most importantly the quality of education you receive for your tuition dollar. Sometimes a school which appears cheap based on list price can be a poor relative value if it can't award competitive financial aid or doesn't offer a quality education. The list below is a ranking on published in state tution with no consideration of actual average price paid or academic quality of the school. Please see the CollegeSimply Best Value Colleges in South Dakota list for a ranking which considers school quality and average net price.

All price data are reprinted from the U.S. Department of Education's 2022-2022 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2021/2022 academic year.

List of South Dakota Colleges Ranked by Lowest In State Tution
School Tuition In State
Oglala Lakota College

Kyle, SD

Kairos University

Sioux Falls, SD

Sinte Gleska University

Mission, SD

National American University Ellsworth AFB Extension

Ellsworth AFB, SD

Northern State University

Aberdeen, SD

Black Hills State University

Spearfish, SD

South Dakota State University

Brookings, SD

University of South Dakota

Vermillion, SD

Dakota State University

Madison, SD

Institute of Lutheran Theology

Brookings, South Dakota

South Dakota School of Mines and Technology

Rapid City, SD

Colorado Technical University Sioux Falls

Sioux Falls, SD

Globe University Sioux Falls

Sioux Falls, SD

National American University Sioux Falls

Sioux Falls, SD

National American University Rapid City

Rapid City, SD

University of Sioux Falls

Sioux Falls, SD

Presentation College

Aberdeen, SD

Mount Marty College

Yankton, SD