Best South Dakota Colleges

Ranking top Colleges and Universities in South Dakota for 2022

There are 24 colleges and universities in South Dakota enrolling 50,819 students. Explore the list of top colleges in South Dakota below to begin your college search. The CollegeSimply rankings are objective and data-driven in order to help you find good matches for you. Learn how the Best Colleges rankings are calculated on our ranking methodology page. Whether you're searching for a good public, private or community college, this guide to universities in South Dakota offers a comprehensive view to the state's higher education options.

 South Dakota is home to nationally ranked institutions like Augustana University, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology and South Dakota State University. The highest ranked college in South Dakota is Augustana University and the top rated public state college is South Dakota School of Mines and Technology.

Local college options can be explored in Sioux Falls or other cities.


24 results

List of the Best South Dakota Colleges

Augustana University
A
Sioux Falls, SD
Augustana University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#1 Best Colleges in South Dakota

  • 2,019enrollment
  • $24,322net price
  • 71%acceptance rate
  • 1055-1390SAT range
  • 22-28ACT range
  • 3.74Avg GPA
South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
S
Rapid City, SD
South Dakota School of Mines and Technology

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

#2 Best Colleges in South Dakota

  • 2,475enrollment
  • $19,799net price
  • 86%acceptance rate
  • 1155-1355SAT range
  • 24-29ACT range
  • 3.57Avg GPA
South Dakota State University
S
Brookings, SD
South Dakota State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#3 Best Colleges in South Dakota

  • 11,405enrollment
  • $17,894net price
  • 89%acceptance rate
  • 1000-1300SAT range
  • 20-26ACT range
  • 3.49Avg GPA
University of South Dakota
S
Vermillion, SD
University of South Dakota

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#4 Best Colleges in South Dakota

  • 9,459enrollment
  • $18,480net price
  • 91%acceptance rate
  • 1000-1245SAT range
  • 20-25ACT range
  • 3.42Avg GPA
Northern State University
N
Aberdeen, SD
 
Northern State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#5 Best Colleges in South Dakota

  • 3,431enrollment
  • $16,404net price
  • 79%acceptance rate
  • 990-1140SAT range
  • 19-25ACT range
  • 3.37Avg GPA
Dakota State University
D
Madison, SD
Dakota State University

Public 4 Year

7 reviews

#6 Best Colleges in South Dakota

  • 3,186enrollment
  • $17,861net price
  • 84%acceptance rate
  • 1010-1190SAT range
  • 19-26ACT range
  • 3.33Avg GPA
Mount Marty College
M
Yankton, SD
 
Mount Marty College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#7 Best Colleges in South Dakota

  • 1,167enrollment
  • $18,924net price
  • 78%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • 17-22ACT range
  • 3.19Avg GPA
Black Hills State University
B
Spearfish, SD
 
Black Hills State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#8 Best Colleges in South Dakota

  • 3,608enrollment
  • $16,706net price
  • 97%acceptance rate
  • 1038-1203SAT range
  • 18-24ACT range
  • 3.22Estimated Avg GPA
Kilian Community College
K
Sioux Falls, SD
 
Kilian Community College

Private 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 170enrollment
  • $26,409net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA
Dakota Wesleyan University
D
Mitchell, SD
 
Dakota Wesleyan University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 933enrollment
  • $19,377net price
  • 64%acceptance rate
  • 950-1110SAT range
  • 18-23ACT range
  • 3.36Avg GPA
Lake Area Technical Institute
L
Watertown, SD
 
Lake Area Technical Institute

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 2,217enrollment
  • $12,075net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA
Mitchell Technical Institute
M
Mitchell, SD
 
Mitchell Technical Institute

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 1,162enrollment
  • $11,274net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 2.93Avg GPA
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
National American University Sioux Falls
N
Sioux Falls, SD
 
National American University Sioux Falls

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 155enrollment
  • -net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA
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
Presentation College
P
Aberdeen, SD
 
Presentation College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 625enrollment
  • $22,159net price
  • 93%acceptance rate
  • 965-1105SAT range
  • 17-22ACT range
  • 3.07Avg GPA
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
University of Sioux Falls
S
Sioux Falls, SD
 
University of Sioux Falls

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 1,628enrollment
  • $21,824net price
  • 92%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 3.45Avg GPA