Best South Dakota Colleges

Ranking top Colleges and Universities in South Dakota for 2020

There are 24 colleges and universities in South Dakota enrolling 53,382 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 and South Dakota School of Mines and Technology. 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 and Sioux Falls or other cities.

24 results found

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

  • 2,133enrollment
  • $24,481net price
  • 67%acceptance rate
  • 1090-1360SAT range
  • 23-29ACT range
  • 3.69Avg GPA
South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
S
Rapid City, SD
South Dakota School of Mines and Technology

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

#2 Best Colleges in South Dakota

  • 2,654enrollment
  • $19,444net price
  • 77%acceptance rate
  • 1155-1355SAT range
  • 24-29ACT range
  • 3.5Avg GPA
South Dakota State University
S
Brookings, SD
South Dakota State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#3 Best Colleges in South Dakota

  • 12,104enrollment
  • $18,195net price
  • 90%acceptance rate
  • 1050-1260SAT range
  • 19-26ACT range
  • 3.32Avg GPA
University of South Dakota
S
Vermillion, SD
University of South Dakota

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#4 Best Colleges in South Dakota

  • 10,066enrollment
  • $17,689net price
  • 86%acceptance rate
  • 990-1180SAT range
  • 19-25ACT range
  • 3.36Avg GPA
University of Sioux Falls
S
Sioux Falls, SD
 
University of Sioux Falls

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#5 Best Colleges in South Dakota

  • 1,615enrollment
  • $19,744net price
  • 91%acceptance rate
  • 1070-1230SAT range
  • 20-25ACT range
  • 3.31*Avg GPA
Mount Marty College
M
Yankton, SD
 
Mount Marty College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#6 Best Colleges in South Dakota

  • 1,044enrollment
  • $19,704net price
  • 72%acceptance rate
  • 810-1050SAT range
  • 18-24ACT range
  • 3.43Avg GPA
Dakota State University
D
Madison, SD
 
Dakota State University

Public 4 Year

7 reviews

#7 Best Colleges in South Dakota

  • 3,382enrollment
  • $17,063net price
  • 77%acceptance rate
  • 1005-1270SAT range
  • 19-25ACT range
  • 3.1Avg GPA
Northern State University
N
Aberdeen, SD
 
Northern State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#8 Best Colleges in South Dakota

  • 3,493enrollment
  • $15,575net price
  • 84%acceptance rate
  • 980-1190SAT range
  • 19-25ACT range
  • 3.14Avg GPA
Dakota Wesleyan University
D
Mitchell, SD
 
Dakota Wesleyan University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#9 Best Colleges in South Dakota

  • 1,024enrollment
  • $21,891net price
  • 67%acceptance rate
  • 890-1150SAT range
  • 19-24ACT range
  • 3.22*Avg GPA
Black Hills State University
B
Spearfish, SD
 
Black Hills State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#10 Best Colleges in South Dakota

  • 4,035enrollment
  • $15,861net price
  • 84%acceptance rate
  • 970-1170SAT range
  • 18-24ACT range
  • 3.22*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
Lake Area Technical Institute
L
Watertown, SD
 
Lake Area Technical Institute

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 2,245enrollment
  • $11,400net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA
Mitchell Technical Institute
M
Mitchell, SD
 
Mitchell Technical Institute

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 1,198enrollment
  • $11,382net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA
National American University Rapid City
N
Rapid City, SD
 
National American University Rapid City

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 1,665enrollment
  • $16,918net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg 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

 

  • 1,300enrollment
  • $5net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA
Presentation College
P
Aberdeen, SD
 
Presentation College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 700enrollment
  • $21,798net price
  • 90%acceptance rate
  • 966-1193SAT range
  • 17-21ACT range
  • 3.15*Avg GPA
Sinte Gleska University
S
Mission, SD
 
Sinte Gleska University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 583enrollment
  • $14,107net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA